Caitlin is an ambitious, self-driven Advanced level event rider who has been competing in three-day-eventing with multiple horses for the past sixteen years. Through riding she has developed both a strong drive and determination to achieve her goals and has learned to be independent, self-motivated, and disciplined. Through many challenges Caitlin has come to grasp that she must remain committed to her passion and stay focused in order to live and compete to her fullest potential. Caitlin is taking her knowledge and passion for the well being of her equine athletes by becoming certified through the FL Rehab Institute for Equine Sports Massage therapy to help improve and maintain their ability to perform at the top level.
Caitlin's riding career started as a working student under Rosemary "Rozo" McLaughlin and continued to work with her niece Laurie Hudson. In 2008 Caitlin moved to Southern Pines, NC for the winter and started working with Robert Costello to qualify for the Young Riders team that year.
At age fifteen, Caitlin went on to represent Area 1 in Canada in the Training level Three Day event at Glen Oro, placing 8th out of 30 competitors. In 2008 Caitlin once again represented Area 1 in Parker, CO on the CCI** team, and won team Silver with Spirit Of The Outback, a 17.3hh ISH Gelding who she then went on to compete at the Advanced level. Beyond Caitlin's career as a competitive rider, she has started her own equine business out of her private farm. Caitlin has taken many young horses and off-the-track Thoroughbreds through the levels of eventing and helped young riders get started in the sport.
Fall 2009 Caitlin started riding with Denny Emerson, training with him in Vermont as well as his facilities in Southern Pines, NC. Denny has helped both Caitlin and her horses become more competitive along with moving up to the Advanced level in 2012.
2012 Caitlin moved to Southern Pines, NC in order to train year for the level of competition she competes. Caitlin is located at Starland Farm that's nestled off the road on 90 acres which offers 2 large outdoor arenas, 20 acre gallop field and backs the Moss Foundation.