Stephanie Hayes has been working in the horse industry all of her adult life as a rider, trainer and competitor in multiple disciplines. For the last twenty years, she has been a natural horsemanship clinician blending in the fundamentals of dressage to riders of all disciplines and levels. In 2017 she attended her first WE clinic and was inspired to incorporate the training benefits into her programs. Since then she has become passionate about the sport, furthering her education at every opportunity, and competing throughout Region 6 and 7.
Stephanie conducts clinics throughout the U.S., is President and co-founder of New England Working Equitation, Inc., a USAWE Affiliate Organization and non profit. She is a USAWE Recognized Coach and serves as Director At Large 2 on the USAWE Executive Committee. Stephanie is a USAWE licensed “L” judge. She has had numerous USAWE National standings in the top 5, Regional Championships on multiple horses at Level 1 through 4, and coached her junior rider to National and Regional Championship awards. Stephanie lives with her husband Tim Hayes at their farm, The Center for America’s First Horse in Johnson, Vermont where she trains and promotes rare Spanish Barbs.