Catie began riding at the Equestrian Reserve when she was just 5 years old. In 2015, she started showing Zippy. The following year she became Zippy’s joint owner and they earned the title of Novice Western Champion. Catie then moved on to jointly own and show Toby for over 5 years, earning several Champion and Reserve Champion titles. In 2022, Toby was ready to retire from our program and went to live with Catie and her family. Now, she is also training her 4-year-old Paint Horse named DJ. Catie began instructing in 2019 when she was a sophomore in high school. She graduated from high school in 2022 with a 4.4 GPA. She is now attending Berry College to major in Biology and ride for their western equestrian team. During her time in college, she will be returning once a month to coach the show team and teach weekend lessons. Catie considers the Equestrian Reserve her second home and loves helping her students find their love of horses here just as she did.