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. During this time she was also training with and working for Lurena Bell. Lurena was instrumental in Nancy’s development and was the primary trainer who helped her get to Grand Prix with Madoc Farm’s top breeding stallion – Chime.
Starting in 1992 Nancy traveled with Lurena to compete 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. Click on the link below to see Chime in action in Wellington!!
After many years of running the lesson and training program at Madoc Farm, Nancy is now the owner and trainer at Yellow Rose Dressage in Montgomery, Texas.
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 2003.
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.
Nancy has participated in the National Young Horse Program with her own Collector’s Item. Through this program Nancy received 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.
Collector’s Item went on to participate in the 2009 USEF Developing Horse Championships. Since then Nancy has competed on many different horses and most recently has been successful with her own Carzanola. With Carzanola she won the Open 3rd Level at the US Final in 2015. She was also 4th place at the 2019 US Final with Carzanola in the Intermediaire I Freestyle. They have now begun competing at Grand Prix