Trainer Whitney Spicher is passionate about training horses and riders. She is an accomplished horsewoman with a reputation for being able to work with all types of horses, including horses with behavior problems, restarting horses off the track, and accepting (and loving!) horses of every breed, shape, and size. Seeing the best in each horse and striving to bring out the best is a process she truly enjoys. She takes great satisfaction in helping horses and riders fulfill their potential. Without a doubt, ground work and dressage are a critical part of the foundation of the training process for every horse and rider in Whitney's program.
Whitney started riding at a very early age, and her love of competition started on ponies in the hunter ring. At age 8, she tried cross country for the first time, and there was no looking back!
Along with her love for galloping cross country, she also truly loves and appreciates the art of dressage. Whitney has participated in many horse sports ranging from team penning to fox hunting to
combined driving, and beyond and is proud to be a well-rounded equestrian, with her heart remaining always in 3-day eventing.
At age 20, Whitney earned her BA in Psychology at the University of Washington. This degree helps her help others as psychology is a HUGE part of riding and being a successful equestrian! She is also a huge supporter of the United States Pony Club and credits her participation in USPC for helping her learn so many useful horse care and management skills. Whitney recieved her "A" rating in Pony Club at age 17. She truly believes in continued education and has mentors in the industry and attends clinics regularly.
We also have a fabulous beginner instructor available for lessons at Liberty Bell Farms. Laura is wonderful with beginners of many ages, but specializes in teaching children. Parents and kids love her positive attitude and how she keeps every lesson fun! She is an eventer herself, and is dedicated to her own development as a rider and teacher through lessons, clinics, and being very involved in Pony Club.
At Capstone Training, we work to ensure that all clients experience the joy of riding as well as the satisfaction of improving their skills in a safe, fun, and positive environment.
At Capstone Training, our performance - whether competing or training - reflects our passion for the sport.