Wendy has been training horses for the past 26 years and has competed, coached and trained horses and riders all over the United States and Europe. She has recently returned from the 2014 Global Champions Tour in Europe including Chantilly, London,Valkenswaard and the Stephex Masters in Belgium.
Prior to this Wendy has been a private coach, rider, and trainer for various families including La Joie Farms, Bo Shin Farms, Cypress Trails Farm and Fleur de Lis Farms training their horses from baby green hunters to grand prix jumpers. She also coached the members of those families from junior and amateur riders preparing them for competition at all levels throughout the United States.
In 1997 she operated her business known as “Coastline Hunters and Jumpers” and competed her Grand Prix Horse “Winstar” on the California Grand Prix Circuit competing in World Cup qualifiers for the “Will to Win” Foundation. Her goal, alongside this foundation was to promote cancer awareness and her quest for the Olympic Games representing American Samoa. This was of great importance to her both professionally and personally, as she is a stage 4 cancer survivor of synovial sarcoma. Her battle with cancer gave her a deeper understanding of health and fitness for herself and her horses. Physical health and a balance of emotional well-being are closely intertwined and are the foundation and success with her training.
Wendy is an advocate for training hunters and jumpers that respects the welfare of the horses. She believes in order to keep a horse physically and mentally sound for the show ring, lasting results will be achieved through a consistent program based on trust and time for natural progression to develop. Wendy looks forward to starting her business “Coastline” at Wildflower Farm and sharing her knowledge and experience with horses and riders at all levels in Southern California. In addition to this Wendy will be importing reasonably priced show horses from Europe to be sold or leased.