Motlow Creek Equestrian Center

10035 New Cut Road

Campobello, SC 29322


864.621.6923

email: slfventures@aol.com

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Trainers

Ashley Conkle

Ashley's love of horses and passion for the equestrian sports all began at the tender age of six.  When, much to the astonishment of her parents, she came home from school and stated she wanted to learn how to ride a horse.  From that one simple request, and her first trip to the Grand Cypress Equestrian Center in Orlando, her life's path was set.

 

Right from the start Ashley had great opportunities to ride with elite top riders, participating in multiple clinics with Michael Matz, Ian Miller, and Margie Goldstein-Engle.  Her core foundation in the Hunter/Jumper discipline was very methodical from the beginning.  The instruction and philosophy that Ashley received in riding and horsemanship remain with her today.  Another highlight of her development as a rider, was a summer spent overseas in Brussels, Belgium, training with international Grand Prix rider Tal Milstien.

 

Her training of nineteen years, competing in a variety of disciplines, has rewarded her riding accomplishments in various rings.  Ashley has successfully competed on the A and AA rated  circuits through Grand Prix level with much success as a junior, amateur and now as a professional.  Ashley has a traditional approach with her training, with emphasis on flat work, creating a sound and strong foundation.  She teaches with a very structured outlook, with a joyful and positive manner, establishing an effective and very pleasant environment for both riders and horses.

 

 

 

contact Ashley: 407.496.4912   email: aconkle87@gmail.com

Carolyn West

Growing up in Pennsylvania with a Pony Club background, Carolyn competed up the levels winning the team gold medal at USPC National Rally. A USPC graduate A, Carolyn was also involved with foxhunting, a member of Pickering Hunt.

 

While working in Mexico with Conchita Cintron, a classical dressage rider and horseback bullfighter, is where Carolyn became totally infatuated with the Spanish horse and the ease in which they perform advanced dressage. After returning to the US, Carolyn was hired by Sugarman Ranch in CA to work with their Andalusians. Under the tutelage of Hilda Guerney, Carolyn and Sugarman Ranch's Admirado competed successfully at Grand Prix.

 

In the following years, Carolyn had many competitive successes with her own riding as well as her students. USDF First Level Horse of the Year with the Hanoverian stallion Armin, CDS Intermediate I horse of the Year aboard Guilio; coached students Alisa Hodge and Nick Wagman to qualify for CA Young Rider Team ultimately winning the gold medal consecutive years; the following year student Alisa Hodge won individual silver.

 

Currently, Carolyn has received her "L" Certification from the USDF Judges Program and judges schooling shows in the southeast. She teaches and trains at Motlow Creek Equestrian Center, welcoming students and horses for part training or full training at all levels. Trailer-ins are welcome or will travel to your barn.

 

contact Carolyn: 864.430.4690 email: dressagewest@windstream.net