Having a horse farm across the street from the house she grew up in, Catherine’s love for horses began at a young age. She spent countless hours and summers immersing herself in all things horse related. She was active in United States Pony Club and showed locally in the Dayton area. She attended Midway University in Kentucky, where she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Management. Upon completion, she and her husband moved to the west coast where Catherine worked for several high end farms. She is excited to have moved back home and found her place at Mill Creek Equestrian.
A native of Ohio, Jennifer grew up riding horses. Having ridden several different disciplines as a child, Jennifer started focusing on dressage at age 12 with her trainer Sharon Ridge of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2002, she graduated from Otterbein University Summa Cum Laude with honors with a BS degree in Psychology.
Jennifer has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals and is a current FEI competitor and instructor. She has had numerous Regional Championship placings Training Level through Grand Prix, top placings at the 2013 US Dressage Finals, and top rankings at the USDF Horse of the Year at multiple levels. Jennifer participated in the inaugural Dressage Foundation/USDF Young Rider European Education/Training Program (now called the Young Rider Olympic Dream Program). She is also a USEF "r" judge. Thanks to a lovely recommendation from the legendary George Morris, Jennifer spent time training in Germany in 2006 at PSI/Hof Kasselmann as a working student.
Jennifer is a firm believer in continuing education for both herself and her clients. She has worked with such top notch trainers as Silke Rembacz, Michael Barisone, Linda Zang, Robert Dover, Dolly Hannon, Courtney King-Dye, Debbie McDonald, Scott Hassler, and Charlotte Bredahl just to name a few.
While she enjoys riding, warmblood breeding and equine nutrition are her greatest passions and she eagerly awaits the arrival of new foals each year. She started Mill Creek Equestrian several years ago while based at her parent's farm in Springfield, OH. Purchasing MCE's new facility in 2014 saw the realization of her dream to own and operate a first-class equine operation. A dream made possible through the exceptional support of her family.
A life long horse enthusiast, Nicole got her first pony more than 20 years ago and has been caring for horses each day since. She graduated from The University of Findlay in 2007 with Bachelor's degrees in Equine Business Management and Equine Studies - Hunter/Jumper Emphasis. After graduation she spent some time working for the prestigious equine event production company, Equine Affaire, assisting with the marketing and educational program departments. She then headed to Wright State University to fulfill Bachelor's degrees in Accounting and Finance. In addition to running Mill Creek Equestrian, Nicole also serves as the Business Director and Quality Manager at her family's precision aerospace manufacturing business, Taylor Manufacturing Company.
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