Katrin grew up in Chester County, PA. where she began riding at a very young age. As a teenager, she participated in 4H, volunteered at a therapeutic riding program, was a working student/assistant barn manager for Gail O’Neil. She also showed at Region 1 Junior Team Championships, D4K, and Drill Team exhibitions, including Dressage at Devon.
After high school, Katrin schooled and started young horses for Jeanne McDonald, (an FEI “I” and USEF “S” dressage judge, USDF/USEF Dressage Sport Horse Judge, and USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist) at Turning Point Farm.
This led her to became a working student for Classical Dressage trainer and Grand Prix Competitor Lorinda Lende at Black Swan Farm, where she trained through Grand Prix and helped manage the farm.
Katrin also trained as a social worker, working with adults with developmental disabilities. This work took her to Camphill USA and even as far as India for 3 years. This experience and training have shaped her career today—patience and the abilities to listen and observe are at the core of healthy relationships with horses and humans alike.
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