In 2006 she won the Devon Young Hunter U/S overall with one of Scott Stewart’s young hunters, Sport’n Life. In 2008, after many winning seasons with River’s Edge Farm, Kate took a temporary job working for a small private jumper farm in Ocala, FL as a trainer/rider, getting her feet wet in the jumper ring, showing and training for the 2008-2009 season. In 2009, eager to gain more experience teaching, Kate strategically took a job working for Jimmy and Ellen Toon’s JT Farm in South Salem, NY as an assistant trainer and rider. Kate spent her years there teaching riders of all levels in the lesson program, as well as taking clients to shows during the winter, and showing several of Jimmy’s young horses at the local A shows. Kate was also able to gain experience helping several top junior equitation riders obtain points to qualify for Medal, Maclay, USET and NEHC Finals.
In 2012, Kate left JT Farm to work for as the head trainer for a small hunt barn that had a few clients wishing to show hunter/jumpers. For two years there she had many successes including the 2013 Old Salem Farm Winter Circuit Short Stirrup Champion, 2013 Old Salem Farm Winter Circuit Adult Hunter Champion, and the 2013 CHJA Finals Adult Hunter Winner, as well as qualifiying students for the 2013 Junior Hunter Finals and 2014 Pony Hunter Finals.
In 2014 Kate moved to Aiken, SC to start a family, a year later, following the birth of her son, Oliver, she was right back at it developing and selling young horses for private clients, before officially joining the Bridlewood Team in 2017.
Not one to subscribe to a one size fits all program, Kate always approaches training her horses with an understanding that each one is different, unique and should be given a program tailored to bringing out the best of their abilities.