Head Trainer, Emily Spicer
Emily Spicer grew up in England where she started riding at the age of 5, taking lessons at the local British Horse Society (BHS) riding school. At age 11, her parents bought her first pony and together they campaigned the local jumper circuit winning classes up to the 2’9” divisions. After graduating from college, Emily went on to apprentice at another BHS academy, where she took instruction on teaching and horse care. The British Horse Society is a nationally known formal equine training and care program in England. It is renowned by equestrians for the proper standards of horse training, instruction, and horse care.
Having trained under International Showjumper Lynne Driscoll, Emily worked for Damien Charles where she exercised and groomed show jumpers at the famous Hickstead. After moving to America in 2010, Emily took a teaching position at the California Riding Academy in the Silicon Valley. Emily instructed students from absolute beginners to become competitive riders at the hunter jumper shows.
Subsequently, Emily set up her own training barn teaching hunter, jumper and dressage lessons. She also freelanced at an Arabian show barn helping students cross train their horses for all the disciplines.
In 2016, Emily moved to the East Coast where she earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals on a horse that she trained to attain these upper level successes.
Emily is an active member of the Moore County Hounds, the fox hunting club in Southern Pines. She runs a sales program for dressage, hunters and jumper horses.
Emily is a Certified Sports Coach.