Jumpers, Professional Rider/Trainer
I am the head trainer/rider at Lake View Farm which is located in Hughesville, Maryland. I turned professional in 2001. I have gone on to win over 30 Grand Prix classes, represented the United States in Europe, and won over $600,000 in Grand Prix earnings alone. I am a 3 time leading Grand Prix Rider in HITS Ocala and in 2009 was the leading rider of the entire United States Grand Prix League. I am a member of the USEF/USHJA Zone 3 Jumper Committee and am a Board of Directors for the Maryland Horse Shows Association. I was the 2009 Maryland Horseperson of the year.
Currently working towards my Judging license in Hunter/equitation. I would like to continue to donate my time to being the Chef de’ Equipe for the Zone 3 Child and Adult Jumper Teams. Most importantly I would like to keep successfully training and riding Lake View Farm’s many customers and horses.
Questions & Answers
What is your Impression about One K?
It is by far the best fitting helmet for me. I am very picky about what I put on my head for protection and have tried just about every helmet over the years. The One K never hurts my head but also never moves. A very rare combination. I also think the helmets are attractive and there are styles appropriate for whatever ring you are headed to.
What Are Some of Your Non-Equestrian Accomplishments?
Winner of the John H Wagner Trophy for service in the state of Maryland. I have been married for 12 years to Patrick Magness!
What are your Whacky superstitions or traditions?
I like to wear my grandmother’s ring for luck. I normally say a prayer before big classes…not to win but to do my best and stay safe.
what is your most Memorable sporting achievement?
Winning the all 3 Open Jumper classes in the same year at Upperville Horse show, Including the $25,000 Grand Prix & the $100,000 Budweiser Jumper Classic.
Is There Something we might not know about you?
I am a graduate of West Virginia University where I majored in both advertising and English. I love to cook. I love grooming the horses as much as competing them! My amateur jumper Paul Harvey is the only non professional horse to ever be selected “Jumper of the Year”, by The Chronicle of the Horse.