Tesla and Pegasus Pure Gold at the Carolina International CIC* - 2016
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Tesla grew up in Vermont and started riding at age 8. She started Eventing at age 11, and hasn't strayed far since. Growing up, she participating in Pony Club, played Polo, Fox Hunted with the Green Mountain Hounds, went to Hunter/Jumper shows, Dressage show, and rode on both Alfred University's Varsity IHSA Hunt Seat and Western Equitation teams.
In the years after graduating from Alfred she has worked for Eventing legend Denny Emerson of Tamarack Hill Farm, and Grand Prix Dressage rider Jennifer Baumert of Cloverlea Dressage.
She specializes in producing OTTB's straight from the track, most recently producing TC Drummer Boy up to Training Level, before selling him to a lucky Young Rider. As well as starting young horses; In the past year she has started over ten 3-4 year olds, many with budding careers as dressage horses.
Currently she is living outside of Charlotte, NC and is competing successfully at Preliminary level with her Palomino Thoroughbred Gelding, Pegasus Pure Gold. Her short term goal is to compete in both a CIC* and CCI*; she is also aiming to complete her USDF Bronze Medal . Her ultimate goal is to compete at Rolex 4* and maybe one day having a shot at riding for the U.S. Olympic Team. Currently she rides with Olympic Event rider and trainer Robert Costello and Grand Prix Dressage rider and trainer Jennifer Baumert.
Tesla is deeply dedicated to furthering her knowledge of everything equine, as well as to the fitness of herself and her horses. She firmly believes that without a strong fitness base any and all goals are infinitely harder to achieve; and while a rider can specialize in one discipline - infinite amounts of knowledge can be gained by trying every discipline out there!
Tesla and TC Drummer Boy at Tamarack Farm Spring 2014