Prior to opening Robinson Equestrian LLC, Kelsey was a working student under Pam Tanner (natural horsemanship/western dressage), trained under various trainers including Megghan Watts (hunter/jumper/equitation), competed on the rated circuit in both hunters and jumpers, and was the head trainer at Day Star Farm (Connemara breeding) in Leesburg, VA. In addition to her experience with horses, Kelsey is a mother of two and a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Biology and a certification to teach Secondary Education.
Drawing from her classroom experience, Kelsey breaks her training down into clear, simple steps in order for both horse and rider to better understand the task at hand. Kelsey also has a great interest in rider fitness and has published research on rider heart rate.
Kelsey continues to further her education by being well read as well as auditing and participating in clinics with trainers such Anne Kursinski (Hunter/Jumper), George Morris (Hunter/Jumper), Candace King (Hunter/Jumper), Wendy Murdoch (SURE Foot, Dressage), and Mark Bolender (Trail Obstacle). Kelsey also works as a Judge for local Hunter/Jumper shows and International Mountain Trail Challenges (IMTCA).
Kelsey specializes in training horses and riders for the hunter/jumper ring as well as pleasure and trail riding in western tack. Kelsey's training focuses on relationship building between horse and rider, as well as teaching her students to be smart and safe when they are around horses. Working from the ground up, her students and horses build confidence that will carry them in any direction they wish to go.