Ann's love of riding was spurred by her mother, Lish Garnett. As a child Ann was coached by Lish and long time friend, judge, and stewart, Wayne Eubank. Ann competed the famous small pony Farnely Nimble under the guidance of Pam Baker, a VHSA Hall of Fame member and acclaimed hunter-jumper instructor. Ann's dreams of competing among the top ranked equestrians in the country continued to come true, riding with Claiborne Bishop of The Barracks as well as course desighner and hunter instructor Glenn Moody. Ann reached the pinnacle with Don Stewart of the prestigious and Champion producing Don Stewart Stables.
Ann has spent the majority of her equestrian career competing at the highest level of Hunter competitions. As a junior and amateur rider she has competed under the tutelage of top professionals. Ann has achieved years of experience competing and taking top prizes at The Washington International Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, The Devon Horse Show and The National Horse Show. In 2007, Ann and her two Amateur-Owner horses, Armani and What'd I Say earned triple-honors as the United States Equestrian Federation's Amateur-Owner Grand Champion, Amateur-Owner 18-35 Champion and Res. Champion.
After achieving these goals Ann moved back to Fredericksburg, Virginia to delve into her passion: establishing her professional equestrian facility. Ann's years of education and experience are transferred into instructing the dedicated equestrian on the A and AA Rated Hunter-Jumper show circuit. In 2011 Ann was 2nd in the WCHR Mid Atlantic reigon Emerging Pro. Ann's clients have won local, state, and zone awards. Most recently Zone 3 Large Children's Pony finals champion. Riders have gone to ride in college on IHSA teams and NCAA teams.
Mary Ashley Marable
Mary Ashley is our new assistant trainer. She is a resent graduate of Virginia Intermont College graduating with a BA in Equine Studies and General Business. She has spent her past two summer as a working student with Rose Mount and we are happy to have her join us full time.
While at VI she was a member of the IHSA team as well as the team manager from 2008-2011. Mary Ashley attended IHSA Nationals for 3 consecutive years. She was awarded the Region 4 sportsmanship award in 2011. Also competed on the ANRC team with a 5th place novice individual and novice team ranked 2nd in 2011.
Mary Ashely grew up out side Athens GA, where she began riding at age 4. She has competed locally and USEF rated shows. She has numerous GHJA and Zone awards. With Mary Ashley we look forward to expanding our services in fun and exciting ways. Mary Ashley is the head coach of the Rose Mount Farm IEA high school and middle school teams.
Lish, Ann's mother, rode in the Amateur Owners and later owned horses ridden by Betty Oare and Don Stewart. She runs 2 "A" rated shows each year on the farm.