Ashley Stannard grew up riding and showing hunters and jumpers in the Midwest with Bill Nunn of Skyrock Farm as a working student. After a successful junior career, Ashley continued her education at William Woods University (MO), graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equestrian Studies. During her time at the University, she was able to intern with many top professionals such as Linda McClaren, Otis Brown and Patty Stovel. The experience she gained from attending William Woods was like no other. She became even more dedicated to pursuing an education in all aspects of the equine sport.
From her location in the Midwest, she was able to compete at the Kentucky Horse Park, American Royal, Lake St. Louis as well as many other top show venues. Upon graduation Ashley competed in the A/O Jumpers with Kim and Andy Barone of Raven Ridge Farm traveling with them nationally.
Katie Taylor rode as a junior and amateur at Far West Farms with the Karazissis Family. After graduating from Chapman University, she started working for Iwasaki and Reilly. Katie went on to work for Will Simpson and then Citrus hill farms. Some of Katie's achievements include championships as a junior at Maclay Regionals, Rosewood Finals, and the LA Jr. Finals. As an amateur, Katie won championships at WCE finals, CPHA Foundation 21 and under finals, Foxfield Finals, and the CPHA Amateur Finals.
Katie has continued her winning way as a professional as well. Some of her professional achievements include Champion and Reserve- Memorial Day International Hunter Derby 2012, Champion National Hunter Derby 2012, and Champion WCHR Southwest Region Emerging Pro.
We are excited to have Katie at Ashbrook Farm!
Stephanie Edwards believes she was born with a "horse in her heart". Her show career began in her early teens, hacking to the nearest shows.
At the age of 29, she became the co-owner/operator of Millhaven Farm in Derwood, Maryland, where she successfully boarded and trained. After starting at local circuits, Stephanie and her students continued at the "A" circuit shows in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Stephanie has had several students qualify for the Washington International Horse Show in Washington D.C. and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Serving as a Whipper-In for the Goshen Hunt in Laytonsville, Maryland, she was able to show in the Field Hunter Divisions at Washington and Pennsylvania where she was well pinned.
Stephanie bought and developed black QH stallion, "Remy Martin" who was a Grand Prix Jumper by the age of 8 after working his way up at the Culpeper, Virginia shows and other rated shows.
Also, during her career, she became a volunteer at the Gamber Fire Company where she trained to become a Firefighter and Medic. In the 10 years with the Company, she spent many hours on the ambulance as driver or provider, and on the engines working with the other Firefighters.
Stephanie relocated to Tucson in 2016 to be near her big sister who'd been for years asking her to join her.
She's enjoying Arizona and feeling quite comfortably at home at Ashbrook!
Ashley moved to Tucson and started Ashbrook Farm in fall 2010. Since the formation of Ashbrook, Ashley has established a program that produces some of the best horses and riders in the southwest region. Ashley has accompanied students to ASPCA Maclay Medal Finals (Lexingon, KY) and has had students bring home numerous championships. Ashley herself also has a lot of personal accomplishments and actively competes in and has won Grand Prix classes. Ashley was one of 10 riders chosen in the country for the 2014 George Morris Gladstone program in Antioch, IL. The program is focused on up and coming riders competing in 1.45 and higher that may be candidates to represent the United States in international competition.
Ashley's own experience and training continues to evolve. A believer in constant learning, Ashley regularly attends clinics, works with other knowledgable horseman and encourages her riders to do so as well.
With a strong foundation and hard work, as well as a passion for teaching riders of all levels, Ashley has extensive experience in the hunters and jumper arenas. This has given her a balanced formula for establishing successful teams finishing at the top in major events which demonstrates her dedication to excellence.
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