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About Kate

Into the Cosmos schooling at
Painted Dressage Farm


Dearly Delightful PD's first outing at the World Equestrian Center

   Kate is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist who graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and just completed her Master of Science program in Psychology. Kate's training style combines her education from both the dressage world and the behavioral sciences to yield a perspective that focuses on how the biomechanics of the horse and rider can influence equine learning and behavior.

     Kate's specialty is working with ponies and small horses, and she is thankful to her first pony, Watson, for helping open this amazing niche into her life. Standing at 5 feet tall and weighing 95 pounds, Kate is the perfect size to ride and train ponies. Kate is also a very kid-friendly trainer and has experience teaching riders from age 5 up through adulthood.




Kate and "My Dear Watson"


Kate riding a 12'2 hh pony

Kate and Rhamnus competing in a national level FEI Prix St. Georges class at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center


  • 2013- Rider Performance Award- Training Level

  • 2013- Rider Performance Award- First Level

  • 2014- Rider Performance Award- Second Level

  • 2014- GAIG USDF Regional Championships- 1st Level (3rd place) - Riding My Dear Watson

  • 2015- USDF Bronze Medal- earned riding My Dear Watson

  • 2015- GAIG USDF Regional Championships - 3rd Level and 3rd MFS - Riding My Dear Watson

  • 2017-  USDF Silver Medal- earned riding My Dear Watson and Rhamnus

  • 2017- GAIG USDF Regional Championships- FEI Prix St. Georges (3rd place) - Rhamnus

  • 2018- FEI Intermediate I MFS Champion at Florida Dressage Concours 

  • 2018- GAIG USDF Regional Championships- Qualified FEI Intermediate 1 and MFS - Rhamnus

  • 2018- GAIG USDF Regional Championships- Qualified FEI Intermediate 1 - Rhamnus

  • 2018- IDA National Championship representing the University of Florida - 6th place 

  • 2019- IDA Region 3 Champion representing the University of Florida

  • 2020- GAIG USDF Regional Championship- Qualified FEI Prix St. Georges- My Dear Watson

  • 2020- "My Dear Watson" article placed in USDF Your Dressage's  "Quarantine Top 5"

  • 2020- IRHR FEI Level Champion- My Dear Watson

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