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  • Professional Background
    Kate Selby, the owner and
    Director of Riding at The Equestry, has over 30 years experience with horses and riders of all levels and abilities. She has shown in recognized Dressage, Hunt Seat, and Combined Training events. Selby has studied dressage in the U.S. and Germany with trainers including Egon von Neindorff, Walter Zettl, Major Anders Lindgren, and Dominique Barbier.

    Ms. Selby is a member of Vermont Technical College's Equine Studies Advisory Board. In 2002, Selby was named Instructor of the Year by the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA). She has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement from ARIA, and is Level III certified in Dressage and Hunt Seat Instruction. Worldwide, only 20 instructors hold double ARIA Level III certification.

  • Champlain Dressage Schooling Series
    Kate is one of the founding members and hosts of the Champlain Dressage Schooling Series, and sponsors The Equestry Perpetual Challenge Trophy (the year-end award for First Level).

  • Exhibition Rides
    For 14 years, Selby rode in the renowned Dressage Exhibition at the opening concert for the VT Mozart Festival at Shelburne Farms. She is the Equestrian Director and Choreographer for Equine Dance Company, a touring equestrian dance company based in Vermont and New York.

  • Middlebury College Coach
    In addition to owning The Equestry, Selby is the coach of the Middlebury College Equestrian Team, and is former Regional President of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association. Since its inception 1995, the team has consistently ranked among the top collegiate equestrian teams in the region.

  • Clinics
    The Equestry hosts several clinics a year that bring other trainers to the farm. Past visiting clinicians include: Dressage master Walter Zettl; French dressage trainer Dominique Barbier; Classical riding instructor Paul Belasik; USEF Judgr and USDF Gold Medallist Bill Warren; and Tai Chi Master James Shaw.
    All clinics are open to the public. For more information please e-mail us.

  • Tufts University
    Since 1996, Selby and The Equestry have been annually recognized by Tufts University as participants in the Adopt-A-Vet program of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Selby studied Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts and also studies psychology as part of her continuing education.
829 South Street • New Haven, VT 05472
Phone/Fax: (802) 453-4424 • E-mail: equestry@sover.net

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