the only International FEI Grand Prix Dressage competitor and trainer in Charleston, South Carolina, provides the highest quality of instruction and training to the community of riders and horses. She has earned her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bar. In 2020 she and Zonnekoning were 3rd at the USEF Grand Prix National Championships, in 2017 they were winners at the GDF CDI 4* Grand Prix Special and the inaugural Tryon CDI 3* Grand Prix. In 2015 her stallion Zonnekoning was the number one Grand Prix Dutch Horse in the country and 8th in the country for all the Grand Prix horse and rider combinations. They were 4th place in the country for Developing Grand Prix 2014. She has won multiple Regional and CBLM Championships, and competed at the North American Young Riders Championships three times with team and individual placing. From 2007 to 2014 she was a member of the annual Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium, started by Scott Hassler, the former US Young Horse Head Coach. In 2014, Katie was awarded a grant by Hassler and the YDHTS to work with Anne Gribbons. Katie is also a licensed Small "r" dressage judge and is on the waiting list for the "R" program.
Katie’s ability to understand and train horses is remarkable and inspiring. She can help riders reach their goals whether they are beginners on a lunge line developing their balance, amateurs moving up to conquer the next level, or young riders qualifying for the North American Junior Young Rider Championships.
Located on Johns Island, near Charleston, South Carolina, Katie operates out of her own farm Harmony Stables. She also travels to other areas for clinics, and enjoys teaching all levels of riders and horses.
She currently trains with USDF Hall of fame trainer Anne Gribbons, who is an international trainer, competitor, FEI 5* judge, and former US Olympic Head Coach.