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As a kid Caitlin always wanted to ride horses, but living in Hawaii on a teacher’s salary made that more of a dream than a reality. After intermittent lessons and trail rides, Caitlin was able to start taking lessons regularly in high school, when she was old enough to work in exchange for her lessons. She spent every afternoon possible at the barn cleaning stalls, feeding or grooming, just for the chance to ride one of the lesson horses. The barn provided friendships based on a community and shared interests as opposed to popularity and cliques, which were always a part of the friendships made at school. These girls just wanted to ride and everyone fit in because they all shared the same passion.
10628559_890791873824_5858483180138277454_nIn the process of becoming a professional trainer,
Caitlin had the opportunity to work in many
prestigious dressage barns around the country, each with its own unique community. Caitlin was assistant trainer to Olympian Jan Ebeling. She has also trained with Sue Curry Shafer and Anneliese Vogt-Harber, and done clinics with Conrad Schumacher, Axel Steiner and Alex Von Silfhout, amongst others. She feels lucky to have had access to these wonderful opportunities and barn communities during adolescence and young adulthood. Caitlin looks forward to helping Shasta Riding Club bring a similar community to any and all families of Siskiyou County.