Kellie Monahan – Head Trainer
Kellie, our head trainer, has over 20 year’s experience working with, riding, training and caring for horses and riders. She started riding at a very young age and was jumping not long after her 6th lesson.
In 1994 Kellie began working on Willow Hill Farm in Keesville, New York, a 550 acre farm with 250 horses. There she began giving lessons and training horses. A year later she became a professional Junior rider. She rode 15 horses a day and trained young and top show horses. At Wolfstone Stable and Sales in West Palm Beach, Florida, Kellie became show manager where she was responsible for training horses and managing all competitive shows. She traveled throughout Europe with the United States Equestrian Team where she was responsible for the care of 3 top show horses. Throughout her career Kellie has had the opportunity to work and train with some of the countries best equestrian trainers; David Oliynyk, a top Junior and Grand Prix rider; Schuyler Riley, a top international World Cup rider; and Mark Jungher, another top Grand Prix rider. Most recently Kellie worked as head trainer where she was responsible for all lessons and training on the farm.
Kellie has many Championship wins and ribbons to her credit. She has wins at some of the top horse shows in the world. She is a winner at the Adult Invitational Jumper Class in Tampa, Florida; a Reserve Champion for New England Jumpers; a ribbon winner in the Massachusetts and New England finals; a Champion at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida; and has received ribbons at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Kellie takes pride in teaching young children, junior, and adult riders for pleasure and for showing. She has the experience and patience to teach the beginning and timid rider and the competitive drive to guide the experienced rider to their goals. Kellie insists on a high level of care for all horses at the farm and has created boarding packages that include the care a horse deserves. As Kellie puts it “I feel I am one of the lucky one’s in that I get to do what I love because I love what I do!”