Emily started riding at a young age and quickly grew into a horse crazy little girl. With the help of a supportive family, Emily was able to dabble in many different equestrian sports and started in the Morgan horse world. It was with the Morgans, that Emily started her partnership with Coulee Bend Kahlua.
With Kahlua, Emily began to advance up the levels with help of her trainer, Francesca Nicoletti. Just recently Emily and Kahlua have earned their USDF gold medal together. Earning their bronze, silver and gold medal as a team.
In 2013, she began attending The University of Findlay, where she participated in their English Equestrian program. Emily was able to participate in the hunter/jumper and eventing programs, as well as the dressage focus, giving her an extremely well-rounded background. At Findlay, Emily competed on the IHSA hunt seat, IDA and eventing teams with much success. In addition, she was able to start young colts as well as schoolmasters, while continuing to develop Kahlua. Emily also had the opportunity to travel to Germany and train for two weeks in 2015, where she received her Small Bronze Medal, qualifying her to compete overseas.
In addition to her experiences at the Findlay barn, Emily interned and rode for Olympian Michael Barisone. Emily has also trained with Jeremy Steinberg, George Williams, Lendon Gray, Courtney King-Dye and Scott Hasler. In 2016, Emily was given the opportunity to travel to Aachen, Germany with the Dressage Foundation. During that time she interviewed with the German Riding School and was accepted into their program.
Upon graduating from Findlay in 2017, Emily moved to Germany for three months where she worked for the Hannover Verband in Verden. Here, she prepared young horses for the auction hosted by the Verband.
In 2018, Emily’s Equestrian Enterprises was born. Based in Canton, Ohio, Emily began making a name for herself as a qualified, knowledgable trainer. Along with running her business, Emily was able to give back and coach the Findlay IDA team to numerous wins. She received the Christian Kennedy Scholarship which allowed her to travel to Wellington, FL to train with Olympian, Oded Shimoni. In addition to her training, Emily is an assistant trainer for Lendon Grey’s Dressage For Kids Winter Intensive Training Program.