Our mission at Bainbridge Island Riding School is to sponsor first and foremost a respect for the horses and a respect for our individual process as lifelong learners. As an equestrian, I have loved everything about horses my entire life. Growing up on Bainbridge Island, I was fortunate enough to enjoy competition, learning about rehabilitation, and was privileged to ride with some of the best trainers in the state.
My program is based on the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System with an emphasis on equitation - merging the beauty and science of being a graceful and effective rider. It is my ambition that my riders feel confident, safe, and proficient in horseback riding wherever their relationship with horses may take them.
In addition to being the proud owner of Bainbridge Island Riding School, I am the Executive Director for CANTER WA, a nonprofit that facilitates safe and healthy transitions for retiring Thoroughbred racehorses, serve on the board of West Sound Wildlife Shelter, and hold an award from the Seattle Junior League as Provisional Member of the Year. I am married to a wonderful Englishman and we live here on the Island with our two Spinone Italiano's Ella and Pippa.