3 Time #1 Ranked Rider in the 5 West Coast States by The AHSA (USEF), PCHA, and NorCal. Twice as a Professional. Valerie is Sponsored by www.GrandMeadows.com.
- Trained 27 clients/month for the A Circuit show schedule.
* Trained the #1 Ranked Show Hunter and Adult Amateur- Bridget Manoogian and Bo Regards, formerly owned by Abigail Bechtel Dachs and shown Jumpers by Hap Hansen. Valerie found Bo for Bridget and they won all medals, hunters, and 1st place their 1st time at Menlo 3'3 Eq O/F out of 38!
* Trained the #1 Ranked Pony & Child-Bonnie Winston's Double Chocolate Fudge, Hampton Classic Small Pony Champion, NY. Shown in CA by Rachel Snyderman winning all medals and hunters their 1st year on the Circuit.
Partial MRC Client List- Bridget Manoogian, Pam Moellenhoff, Holly Hansen, Penelope Mackie Murray, Emily Lane Arneson, Jennifer Stewart (Stanford IEA), Ted Bates Jr., Georgia Abrams, Anna-Marie Slot, Kate and Rachel Snyderman.
* Every client was either Champion or Reserve Champion in their Rated division.
Valerie schools each client horse biweekly to consistently ensure the highest quality jumping performance at the competitions.
Valerie trained at the Menlo Circus Club 1979-1985 by the best, Carleton Brooks www.balmoralfarm.com
Valerie is a UC Berkeley Awarded Alumni Honorary Scholar with a major in Political Economies of the Industrial Society and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
While a full-time student at UC Berkeley, Valerie also worked full-time for 4 years as a sponsored Horse Show Rider schooling and showing client horses to the #1 Ranking for A Rated Judge and Trainer Bitsy Shields.
Valerie completed her first year of law school and has been hired as an Equestrian Expert Witness.
Valerie was appointed to the NorCal Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors and the Convent of the Sacred Heart San Francisco Alumnae Board of Directors.
Favorite George Morris Quote
"Valerie, you go first, show them how it's done."