Trainers

Greystone Stables has top trainers available to provide you with all your training needs. We focus our attention on Hunter/Jumpers, Dressage, and Pleasure.

 

 

Hunter/Jumper Trainers:

Kate Thompson Mcdaniel
Kate Thompson Mcdaniel grew up in Kittery, Maine. She spent her junior years riding with many wonderful trainers, including Bray Anderson, David Boley and Emerson Burr. Kate graduated from Lafayette College with a B.A. In psychology. After college, Kate worked as assistant trainer and rider for Semantha Burger, James Lala and Anne Sibson. She credits Anne for acting as her mentor and giving her the tools to find balance in the horse show world. In 2006 Kate opened Mill Pond, a family oriented show hunter, jumper and equitation business. Her students have sucessfully competed at state, regional and national hunter and equitation finals.

Kate Goldwyn
Kate Goldwyn has been a professional riding instructor, trainer and horsewoman for more than 20 years. She founded and developed her own farm, Strawberry Fields, where she taught hunter seat, jumping, basic dressage, recreational riding, and Centered Riding® to riders of all ages and abilities from age 4 to 79, beginners, pleasure riders and competitive show riders. Kate initiated the SUNY Cortland Equestrian Club and has also taught special needs children and adults. Kate Goldwyn is certified as a Centered Riding® Instructor, and was also certified as a CHA Instructor in 2003. She keeps up to date on current developments in horsemanship, teaching and safety through continuing education, lessons and clinics.

Kate competed from childhood in local to national level horse shows. Coached by Gary Duffy, she competed in Equitation and Junior Working Hunters, from Wellington, FL to Saratoga, NY, including the Washington International Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Devon Horse Show. She has extensive experience coaching and preparing horses and riders for hunters, pony hunters, equitation, junior and adult amateur classes. It is Kate’s belief that while competition can offer fun and achievement for many riders, good horsemanship, sportsmanship and the love of the horse must always come first.

As a teacher, Kate believes in safe, positive and courteous instruction, tailored to each student’s individual level, pace and style of learning. Most of all, she believes learning to ride should be fun for the rider and good for the horse! Her experience as a rider and trainer gives her first-hand knowledge of how to help students work with their horses; her teaching style is patient, helpful and clear. Kate’s experience in Centered Riding allows her to help students use their bodies and their minds effectively to ride well. Kate loves working with people of all ages, abilities and riding interests, from little kids and adult novices to serious competition riders.

Stephanie Plaisted

 

 

Beginner lessons available for all ages.

Always wanted to learn how to ride, come check out our lesson programs!