Stephanie has been a professional in the horse industry for over two decades as a natural horsemanship clinician, trainer, coach, and competitor in a variety of disciplines. In 2017 she attended her first WE clinic and was inspired to incorporate it into her classical dressage training and teaching as it combines all of the elements of a solid training foundation for horse and rider. She enjoys traveling to meet and educate riders of all disciplines and levels who are enthusiastic about the sport.
Stephanie conducts WE and horsemanship clinics throughout the U.S., is a Provisional Technical Delegate, a USAWE “L” judge candidate and is a co-founder of the USAWE Affiliate Organization New England Working Equitation, Inc. She has been awarded National and Regional Championships on several horses at Levels 1 through 4, and coached her junior rider to National Championship honors. Stephanie lives in Johnson, Vermont with her husband Tim Hayes on their farm, The Center for America’s First Horse where she trains and promotes rare Spanish Barbs.