2008 OTTB chestnut gelding
I bought Norman in the fall of 2011 as a 3 year old off the track and from day one he has been quiet and easy going. It was this quiet nature that convinced me to buy him with the plan to resell within the year. At the time, I was working for Phillip Dutton and was fortunate enough to have him and his team guide me in bringing Norman along to his first few events. He took quickly to eventing, making his USEA debut at one Novice event before moving on to Training level. At this point, I had only competed at Training level myself and so I decided to keep him, just to see how far we could go. From there, I moved on to Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, and back to Ohio with Norman and Lilo (trusty supervisor) in tow. I balanced my teaching and riding career with Norman’s competition schedule. I was lucky to find employment with people
(like Nori Scheffel and Margaret McElhany) who supported me and the little orange horse so I could continue to chase my competitive dreams. With guidance from my coach, Cathy Jones-Forsberg, in the summer of 2014 we made the move up to the Preliminary, fall of 2015; the move up to Intermediate, and summer of 2017; the move up to Advanced with several FEI competitions scattered throughout.
There have been bumps in the road and plans that didn’t pan out, but the process has taught me that the journey is not a straight line. I am so fortunate to have found such an incredible, athletic partner whose enthusiasm for jumping is matched only by his love of cribbing. If you are interested in becoming a part of the team and joining us on our journey please contact me to learn more!
Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Marianna Schafer
Tully Cross Discrete
Irish Draft mare owned by Mary Hooser
Howie - Sold
Snickers - Sold
Milo - Sold