Lucy began riding at the age of five, at the age of ten she started her show career. Lucy has worked with many instructors but credits much of her riding success to Sally Vita Allison. Lucy’s talent and passion for riding only grew when her parents purchased her first show horse “Abbey Road” at the age of twelve. Abbey was a thoroughbred mare, who was a direct descendent of “Seattle Slew”. Under the tutelage of Sally Vita Allison, Lucy and Abbey showed in the Fairfield and West Chester county area in some prestigious shows, such as Old Salem Farm and The Fairfield Charity horse show; winning many ribbons.
Lucy also volunteered for six years at the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Program, where she learned to work with the bond between the students and horses. In 2007 she joined the Sallowbrook team where she stared her teaching career. Lucy continued her riding with Mr. Vita, training and showing green horses.
Her college career at Western New England College began in 2007 as well and she will be graduating in the spring of 2011 with an English degree. For Lucy’s twenty-first birthday she was given a horse that she had been training for the past 4 years. A thoroughbred gelding “Sincerely Yours”, also known as “Ten”, together they have quickly become a top competitor in the jumper ring.
Lucy encourages each student to achieve their riding goals, she believes in the importance of not only learning the true fundamentals of riding, but how to care for a horse as well; which leads to a very special bond between the horse and rider.
Today Lucy can be seen ringside with her students as she takes the more serious riders to a new level of competing at the rated shows.