About Us

Taylor Patterson

Taylor Patterson like most little girls was bitten by the horse bug before she could walk. Her first ride was at 10 months old! Taylor first started off doing Hunter/Jumpers and Equitation for about 10 years, training with the legendary Robert “Bob” Woodington. At Virginia Intermont college, she got introduced to the Dressage world and loves that just as much! Always up for new things as well as huntseat, Taylor has ridden saddleseat, western, endurance, gaited, racehorses, and driven!

Since she was 12 years old, people at local barns started to ask her to ride their horses for rehab, starting, showing, and for pleasure, Taylor received tons of experience with all types and breeds of horses. At 15, she began working with a trainer breaking and training horses which led to her start with Friesians. Working for Don and Lisa at French Creek Stables, is where she refined her technique and realized (for the millionth time) this is what she was going to do for sure with her life. In 2002, she headed East to the heart of horse country and earned a 4 year degree in Equine Studies and Business at Virginia Intermont College. There, she gained valuable experience in veterinary, teaching, riding, and all the wonderful business aspects of running stables, shows, and riding programs. She also competed on both IHSA and IDA teams and was champion rider on both teams for her divisions. On both teams, you draw a horse and must go jump or perform a dressage test without ever have ridden the horse before! After college, Taylor worked for Denise Youell of Farpoint Farms as an assistant trainer and at a Warmblood breeding farm, training, showing and selling the young stock.

In addition to teaching, training, clinics and putting on events, Taylor teaches Equine classes at Carroll College for their Anthrozoology program. With the Director of the program, they designed and expanded the Equine program for 2021 and beyond.