Courtney was born in Baltimore, MD where she has remained to develop her business as a professional rider and horsemen in addition to teaching middle-school history in Howard County.

She began riding with Jill French at the age of six and has pursued her passion ever since. After competing in the hunter and equitation arenas, Courtney became involved with the USPC, a national organization which promotes both riding and horsemanship. After attending national championships for two years in eventing and show jumping (and winning first place both times!), Courtney has earned the distinct achievement of becoming an “A” level member. She now serves as an instructor and clinician for several pony clubs.

Through pony club, Courtney was introduced to the Olympic sport of three-day eventing. In 2006, Courtney represented the prestigious Area II in the North American Young Riders Championships (recognized as the Junior Olympics) for the CCI* long format. At the championships, Courtney and Willy gave a solid performance to earn a team silver medal. Courtney again qualified for the Junior Olympics at the CCI** level in 2009, though an unfortunate injury to Willy forced them to withdraw right before the start of competition.

Since graduating from Young Riders, Courtney has competed and placed through the FEI ** level and national advanced level. She has produced all of her upper level mounts, as well as starting and selling a wide variety of young horses. Currently Courtney has two intermediate level off-the-track-thoroughbreds as well as several horses in training, and several promising young horses. DGE is a small operation, in order to provide our horses and riders with quality and individualized training.

For her success both in and out of the competition arena, Courtney and her horses have been highlighted in magazines including Chronicle of the Horse , Maryland Equiery (cover), USEA, Eventing USA, American Connemara Pony Society newsletter and magazine, North Carolina Combined Training Association newsletter, North County News, United States Pony Club magazine, and Sidelines magazine.









Accomplishments

7.1.2012 - Horse Park of NJ - Advanced - 10th on Wil'ya Love Me

4.20.2012 - Fair Hill- Advanced - 3rd out of 25 on Wil'ya Love Me

3.23.2012 - Southern Pines - Advanced - 19th out of 29 on Wil'ya Love Me

2.24.2012 - Pine Top - Advanced - 18th out of 24 on Wil'ya Love Me

2.10.2012 - Pine Top - Intermediate - 7th on Wil'ya Love Me

2.4.2012 - Sporting Days - Preliminary - 3rd on Wil'ya Love Me

7.30.2011 - Horse Park of NJ - Intermediate - 7th out of 21 on Wil'ya Love Me

6.18.2011 - Seneca Valley Pony Club - Intermediate - 6th out of 14 on Wil'ya Love Me

5.7.2011 - MCTA H.T. - Intermediate - 5th out of 14 on Wil'ya Love Me

2.25.2011 - Pine Top Advanced - Intermediate - 8th out of 15 on Wil'ya Love Me

2.12.2011 - Pine Top Winter - 8th out of 15 on Wil'ya Love Me

11.6.2010 - Rubicon Farm - Novice 11th & Training 4th

10.21.2010 - Waredace H.T. 3 Day Event - Novice 3rd & Training 1st

10.2.2010 - Morven Park H.T. - Novice 12, Intermediate 3rd, & Training 17th

9.17.2010 - Plantation Field H.T. - Star CIC 2* - 5th out of 26 on Wil'ya Love Me

9.4.2010 - Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. - Intermediate - 7th on Wil'ya Love Me

8.28.2010 - Loudon Hunt Pony Club H.T. - Intermediate - 8th on Wil'ya Love Me, Novice 11th & 14th

5.1.2010 - MCTA H.T. - Intermediate 3rd place on Wil'ya Love Me

4.1.2010 - The Fork H.T. & CIC3* - Intermediate 4th out of 16 on Wil'ya Love Me

3.19.2010 - Southern Pines H.T. - Intermediate 13th out of 20 on Wil'ya Love Me

3.12.2010 - Full Gallop Farm - Intermidiate 4th place out of 14 on Wil'ya Love Me

2.6.2010 - Sporting Day Farm - Preliminary 2nd out of 9 on Paint It Black

2.2.2010 - Full Gallop Farm - Intermediate 2nd on Wil'ya Love Me & Training 5th on Paint It Black

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