Kate Selby has over 35 years experience teaching and training horses and riders of all levels. She has studied in the U.S. and Germany. For the past 25 years, she has coached the Middlebury College Equestrian Team.
Selby is an accomplished foxhunter, and for 8 years was the huntsman for Green Mountain Hounds foxhound club.
In 2002, Kate was awarded the lifetime achievement of "Instructor of the Year" by the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA). She is Level III certified in Dressage and Hunt Seat.
A life-long professional horseperson, Kate Selby has published several educational articles for equestrian professionals in Riding Instructor, the official publication of the American Riding Instructor's Association. She has also written many blog posts on topics including improving intuition and balance for horse and rider, plus a series on how to get started foxhunting.
As a freelance copy editor and proofreader, Kate has worked for firms such as Common Ground Communications, Vermont (publisher of Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas's autobiography), and River Communications, Inc., an internationally known boutique PR firm in New York.
Selby has written and illustrated four books for young readers. Having spent her life and career outside, working and living with animals, including a pack of foxhounds, she likes to write about the intersection of life with nature.
Among Selby's many equestrian accomplishments are:
14 seasons riding in the renowned Exhibition of Dressage at the VT Mozart Festival at Shelburne Farms;
Equestrian Director and Choreographer for Dancing with Horses and the Equine Dance Company;
Founding member, Champlain Dressage Schooling Series;
Member, Vermont Technical College's Equine Studies Advisory Board since that program's inception;
Participant since 1996 in the Tufts University Adopt-A-Vet program.