Rachel Kennedy began riding at the age of three outside of Philadelphia at Jack Trainor’s Here and There Farm. Most notably, as a junior rider Rachel showed horses for a number of Jack’s clients and for other professionals. She rode for 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. Additionally 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. Kennedy frequents venues, such as, the WEF, Capital Challenge, Devon, Ocala, Washington International, Upperville, Vermont Summer Festival, Kentucky and Fairfield. In addition, Rachel has won multiple National and International Hunter Derbies. Her students also have represented the United States in FEI Nations Cup Competition and FEI World Ranking classes at the CSI 3* Lexington, KY. Additionally, Rachel has coached students to Grand Prix wins at Devon, Upperville, and Lexington. She has trained riders to Team Gold and Silver at the FEI North American Young Rider Championships. Kennedy also added coaching students to Team and Individual Gold at the USHJA South Children’s /Adult Jumper Championships to her roster.
In addition to her riding and coaching success, Rachel is a USEF Licensed Hunter and Equitation Judge since 1995. Rachel judges a number of major horse shows each year, most notably the 2016 ASPCA Maclay Championships. Additionally, she judges at such shows as the WEF, Kentucky Horse Shows, Hampton Classic, USEF Pony Finals, & Junior Hunter Finals. In 2015, Rachel judged the West Coast Canadian Equestrian Team Medal Finals.
Lastly, Rachel has served on the Board of Directors of the MHSA and PHSA, and as a member of the USHJA Zone III Jumper Committee.
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