Rachel Kennedy and Whitney Linds Everglow
Rachel Kennedy and Suzanne Smiths La Caro
Rachel 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 other professionals. As the professional rider for Trainor’s Here and There Farm, she rode to eight AHSA Horse of the Year Titles along with numerous State Titles on Classic, Chocolat and Bittersweet. In 1995 Rachel moved to Maryland and started her own business, ESP Farm.
Rachel has trained and shown numerous horses to championships on the USEF “AA” Circuit at shows such as the Capital Challenge, Devon, Ocala, Washington International, Upperville, Vermont Summer Festival, and Fairfield. Rachel rode Ebony to the win in the Swan Lake Stables USHJA $10,000.00 Hunter Derby. In 2009 Ebony and Rachel finished 12th Overall in the $100,000 USHJA Hunter Derby Finals.
In 2011, Rachel trained Rocky W and Kaitlin Campbell to the win in the $75,000 Upperville Classic. In addition, she coached both to wins in the Kentucky and Lexington Grand Prix, the championship at Devon in the High Amateur Owner Jumper division and also at Capital Challenge. In 2012 Rachel has already seen several championships in the Adult Hunters, Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Adult Jumpers and numerous placings with all her students at the WEF Circuit.
A USEF Licensed Hunter and Equitation Judge since 1995. Rachel judges a number of horse shows each year. She has officiated at such shows as the Winter Equestrian Festival, Kentucky Horse Shows, The Legacy Cup, Indio Desert Circuit , Del Mar, Menlo, Pebble Beach, Fairfield and Saratoga.
Rachel has served on the Board of Directors of the MHSA and PHSA, and is currently a member of the USHJA Junior Hunter Committee and USHJA Zone III Jumper Committee.