Catherine Phillips

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.

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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.  


Nicole Taylor

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