Beginning in 1991, Nancy was the full time instructor and trainer at Madoc Farm in Willis, TX. She has competed at all levels, training through Grand Prix.
Since 1992 she has been competing on the Florida winter dressage circuit. In Florida Nancy showed the Welsh Cob Stallion Kentchurch Chime up to Grand Prix, including the Grand Prix Freestyle where Nancy and Chime were always the crowd favorites. In 1999 they qualified for the $25,000 Winsome Freestyle Classic.
Nancy also competes locally in Texas with her own as well as clients horses, and has received several Region 9 Championship awards. In addition to her own competitive endeavors she was the organizer and trainer of the Madoc Dressage Club Quadrille. Nancy had 10 junior riders between the ages of 9 and 16 that performed quadrille demonstrations at recognized shows in the Houston area. The group was featured in an article in Dressage Today magazine.
Nancy works well with junior riders and adults. She enjoys teaching and encouraging confidence in riders of all levels. She takes great care in seeing that the horse and rider become a cooperative team, and by using different exercises she builds on the basics to help the beginning as well as the advanced rider improve their horse by improving their own skills.
From September of 2001 through October of 2003 Nancy was the full time barn manager for Foster Meadow Farm in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Here she trained with Pamela Goodrich who is a well known Grand Prix rider. Pam represented the United States at the Nations Cup International Dressage Competition in Blaineville, Canada and is a regular competitor on the Florida FEI circuit. Nancy was also the groom for Pam’s husband, Pierre St. Jacques, who was a member of the United States Equestrian Team that brought home the gold medal from the Dominican Republic in 2004.
Nancy’s national and international experience has made her a valuable addition to the Texas dressage scene. She is very active in the North American Advanced Young Rider Program, which is a program that prepares junior riders for future Olympic participation. Her student Sarah Christy finished in the top 25 at the International Young Riders Championships in 2003, which took place in Bromont Canada. Sarah also competed at NAYRC in 2004 and 2005. Nancy returned to Texas in December of 2003 and is now doing business as Yellow Rose Dressage. On June 1st 2008 she opened her own facility in Montgomery TX. The property was purchased from Mary Alice Williams of Madoc Farm so now Yellow Rose Dressage and Madoc Welsh Ponies and Cobs are neighbors!
In addition to teaching and training Nancy is also available for clinics and can has many contacts worldwide to help you find the right dressage partner !!
In 2006 and 2007 Nancy participated in the National Young Horse Program with her own Collector’s Item. Through this program Nancy has been able to get valuable help from Scott Hassler who is our national Young Horse coach. In 2006 they finished as fourth alternate for the National Championships, and in 2007 made the top 20 and competed in the finals. Their overall placing for the National finals was thirteenth.