Rachel Kennedy began riding at the age of three outside of Philadelphia at Jack Trainor’s Here and There Farm. As a junior rider Rachel showed horses for a number of Jack Trainor’s clients and for other professionals such as Rodney Jenkins, Ray Francis and Gerry Goldman as well. As the professional rider for Trainor’s Here & There Farm she rode to seven AHSA Horse of the Year Titles along with numerous State Titles. In 1995 Rachel moved to Maryland and started her own business ESP Farm.
Rachel has trained and shown numerous hunters and jumpers to championships on the USEF “AA” Circuit at shows such as the Winter Equestrian Festival, Capital Challenge, Devon, Ocala, Washington International, Upperville, Vermont Summer Festival, Kentucky and Fairfield. Rachel has won multiple National and International Hunter Derbies, Her students have represented the United States in FEI Nations Cup Competition and have won 20 Grand Prix classes at such shows as Devon, Upperville and an FEI World Ranking class at the CSI 3* Lexington, KY. She has trained riders to Team Gold and Silver at the FEI North American Young Rider Championships, and Team and Individual Gold at the USHJA South Children’s /Adult Jumper Championships.
A USEF Licensed Hunter and Equitation Judge since 1995. Rachel judges a number of major horse shows each year including the 2016 ASPCA Maclay Championships and at such shows as the Winter Equestrian Festival, Kentucky Horse Shows, Hampton Classic, The Legacy Cup, Indio, Del Mar, Menlo, Pebble Beach, Fairfield, Saratoga, the USEF Pony Finals, USEF Pony Equitation Finals, the USEF Junior Hunter Finals and the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Finals. In 2015 Rachel judged the West Coast Canadian Equestrian Team Medal Finals.
Rachel has served on the Board of Directors of the MHSA and PHSA, and as a member of the USHJA Zone III Jumper Committee.