Boarding, Care and Shows
Nancy started riding at the age of 7 at Hazelwild Farm in Spotsylvania, Virginia. She grew up riding there and learned on 70 of their school horses. It was Hazelwild’s philosophy to be well diversified in riding, learning all different aspects of equestrian studies. As Nancy grew up, she spent every day there and learned lifelong lessons on being in the horse business. Breaking and training horses, farm management, riding on the drill team, foxhunting, being a camp counselor, horse showing, grooming and braiding, and assisting the vet were lifelong skills that she will always carry with her.
At the age of 10, Nancy progressed from showing on the local circuit to the A shows. She rode on the A circuit up and down the East Coast for 8 years with many year-end champions and reserves in VHSA, MHSA and AHSA. Being gone every weekend and never coming home during the summers to horse show was just a way of life. Nancy qualified and won some top ribbons at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). She finished 2nd (after qualifying in her division) in the Pony Hunter Classic at Harrisburg (Pennsylvania National) and won the Even Gamble Challenge Trophy at the WIHS in the stake class. She also won the AHSA Medal at Upperville in Virginia. Nancy rode under several different top trainers, such as A. Elizabeth Morrison, Pam Baker (Hillcrest Farm), and Richard Zimmerman. She also did “catch rides” for Farnley Farm at the horse shows. Nancy remembers all of the time, dedication, and sacrifices that it took to do all of that horse showing, but all of the great memories, all of the friends she made, and the special bond and love she has for horses now, made it all worthwhile.
Nancy moved to Georgia in 1988 after she was married to her husband, Mike, who works for the FBI in Atlanta as a Special Agent. Nancy still continued to ride, train and horse show when she moved here and judged many shows, but used her nursing degree and worked as a Registered Nurse for several years before having her two children, Erik and Libby. Now, for the past decade, Nancy has turned professional and is back in the horse business full swing and enjoying the hard work that it takes to ensure that each one of her students meet any and all goals that they might have. Nancy says that her true passion is bringing along the young rider and developing them into not only a beautiful equitation rider, but a highly skillful, effective rider that can adjust to any horse and any circumstance.
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WOF is excited to be hosting an IEA team! IEA, Interscholastic Equestrian Association, allows middle and high school students to compete against each other in college team format.
2015-2016 IEA Team will be forming September 2015. Contact Wendy if you're interested in joining our winning team!!!