Guest Rider for Saddle Up for Roswell
CAROL KOZLOWSKI BIOGRAPHY
?82 invited to train with USET
?84 USET long-listed for Olympic Team
?85 USET long-listed Pan American Team
?86 10th National Advanced Championships (Chesterland Advanced 3-Day)
?87 USET short-listed Pan American Team
?92 4th Leading Lady rider nationally (ranked 11th overall)
?93 ranked 2nd nationally for Intermediate level
?94 USET long-listed for training
?96 Leading Preliminary Rider Nationally
?97 invited to USET Developing Rider Training Program
?04 Leading Intermediate Horse Area 1
?05 Leading Preliminary Horse Area 1, Ranked 2nd nationally
To present, Carol has ridden 7 horses at the Advanced Level. She received early training from Karen O?Connor, Jessica Ransehausen and Anne Kursinski. Valuable coaching from Wash Bishop has been followed by consistent work with Phillip Dutton and Jane Savoie.
Carol is a nationally known event rider, instructor and coach who has a long list of credits to be proud of. Educated with a BA in Science and a US Pony Club graduate "A", she is based out of her farm, ?Mothersfield? in Avon, NY. Carol has been long listed for the Olympics, short-listed twice for the Pan American Games, named several times to the national Developing Rider Program and was a national Preliminary Champion.
Her remarkable partnership with the Connemara stallion ?Hideaway?s Erin Go Bragh? brought her into the limelight. After her victory at the Ledyard 3-Day in 1992 and AHSA Zone 2 Advanced Championship in 1995 on this diminutive athlete, their story was brought to life in the award-winning children?s video ?The Little Horse That Could?. Erin Go Bragh?s popularity was evident in the casting of his likeness as a Breyer model in 1998.
Carol successfully spearheaded a five year effort to have a FEI rule regarding minimum weight required in 3-Day events to be changed. She personally coordinated proposals, studies, petitions, funding and the presentation that lead to a FEI rule change in 1997. This major rule change attracted significant equine print media attention and Carol was named co-recipient "Horseman of the Year" by The Chronicle of the Horse for her efforts.
An active competitor for over 25 years, she also has a successful coaching record. The Area II Young Riders earned Individual Gold and Team Silver Medals in 2004 and her 2005 riders brought more medals back to Area II than any other area in the country. Accounting for Team Gold and Silver, they also garnered Individual Gold, Silver and Bronze.
At "Mothersfield", Carol works daily with all levels of horses and riders, a grass-roots instructor with national experience. With many successful students to her credit, she understands the needs of lower-level riders and young horses while polishing and refining her upper-level stars as well. She dedicates her time to her fellow horsemen by serving as the current President of The Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club and has her colors with the Genesee Valley Hunt.
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Sarabi on September 9, 2009 at 7:59pm EDT