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


About Kate

   Kate is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist from Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2020 studying Pre-Med with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis, and is currently in her Master of Science program studying Psychology. During her undergraduate and graduate college years, Kate has continued to train both horses and riders in the discipline of dressage. Kate has trained under her coach, Bobbie Gutman, for over 10 years.

     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 about 93 lbs, 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's most recent personal project, Dearly Delightful PD (Delilah), is a

paint x arabian filly that was rescued in January of 2021. She had very little handling, so Kate had to completely start every aspect of Delilah's training, from picking up feet, to eventually riding under saddle. Delilah is now a year under saddle and is proving to be Kate's next FEI prospect.


Kate and My Dear Watson


Kate riding a 12'2 hh pony for a size comparison

Dearly Delightful PD's first outing at the World 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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