Julie Smith, Assistant Trainer
With 12 years of successful competition on the “A” circuit, Julie has competed in all levels leading up to and including the junior hunters and junior jumpers. Julie also competed successfully in the adult equitation, including qualifying for Adult Medal Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show.
Julie began riding when she was 7 years old. After training for many years as a student of Ashley Hill, Julie then worked for Ashley, assisting with riding, teaching, showing, and barn management. Julie has trained students from short stirrup level to national Medal riders, emphasizing fundamental basics such as the importance of flat work and the partnership between horse and rider. She also has experience riding hunters, jumpers and young horses.
In addition to her knowledge gained from a hands-on education as a rider and riding instructor, Julie graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in Psychology.