I grew up in Claremore OK…class of ‘73…and attended the University of Oklahoma.
I have had a love of horses for as long as I can remember.
I started training full time in 2009, but have been involved in training since 1995.
I am married, and have one daughter, Megan Ghere. She is 32 yrs. old and is a trainer for Don Stewart Stables in Ocala, FL. (I have also gotten to audit his lessons when visiting…he is one of the top equitation trainers in the country…but would not want to put that on the website without his permission).
Megan started riding at the age of 4, showing at the age of 6, and has competed at rated shows since the age of 7.
I have taught all ages, from age 5 thru 65, with emphasis on equitation…on the flat as well as over fences. Horse showing is at the top of my list of favorite activities.
My students have won numerous year-end Championships and Reserve Championships every full year of competition, and one of my horses, Shades of Grayce, just won Horse of the Year for the 2018 show season for HJEO.
I have judged schooling shows since 2015, and have conducted riding clinics with my daughter since 2016.
I am also a concierge trainer, teaching at other barns whose trainer is away at a show, on vacation, etc.