Pam started her training career at age 4 with chalk lines on the sidewalk defining stalls and an imaginary string of training horses. In her wildest childhood dreams, she could not have imagined the show string she would grow up to train, nor could she then count high enough to tally her list championships. Pam has been a highly successful international competitor for the past 20 years, and a champion in most every equestrian discipline, training and cross training horses of various breeds. But dancing with horses is where she truly excels. First and foremost a horse lover, you need only see Pam with one of her equine partners to know you witnessing something very, very special.
Pam is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and dressage judge. To date, she has won 87 USDF All Breed Championships, 5 Grand Prix Championships and over 150 State and National Western Championships on 5 different breeds of horses. Her horse 24 Carrot won the USDF 2nd Level Horse of the Year honors in 1994 and Pay-N-Go, her leopard Appaloosa gelding was the first inductee into the Appaloosa Sport Horse Hall of Fame along with being immortalized as a Breyer® Horse. Pay-N-Go and Gucci were both awarded the American Warmblood 5 Star award for outstanding scores. She won 6 consecutive ‘High Point Champion Performance Horse’ titles on a paint stallion “He’s Sum Kinda Hobo” at the Houston Livestock Show and 8 Registers of Merit (western pleasure, western riding, reining, barrel racing, pole bending, trail, hunter under saddle and hunter hack). After all of that, to keep the horse fresh and interested in his work, she trained him to 3rd level dressage. Her Arabian stallion ‘Kogent’ was Regional Champion in 2nd Level Dressage and Reining. The list goes on and on…. there is no doubt that with love all things are possible. Pam loves her horses and for her, they truly do all that is possible…. and often more.
Pam credits this success to her knowledge and belief that horses want to be treated with kindness and respect. She believes that a person can create a “positive snowball effect” with a horse by earning their trust and focusing on success. Helping a horse build their self-esteem makes them want to work harder and do more and pretty soon, with kindness and praise, they grow to become big beautiful shining stars. Pam is intuitive when it comes to the horses, knowing what each horse requires to accomplish the task, while keeping them interested and eager to please. It is this positive philosophy she brings to her training, students, clinics and for those lucky enough to see her perform – it is this glowing spirit with which she lights up the arena with her seemingly endless string of equine superstars.
“The only way a horse can be brilliant is if he works because he wants to” – Pam.