Meet the coaches

Your access to the best instruction in the world

Every Ride iQ coach has ridden and coached to the highest level of their sport. They are amongst the best equestrian athletes in the world, have proven their ability to produce successful riders, and have earned reputations for impeccable horsemanship.
Kyle Carter and Madison Park in Team Canada colors jumping into a water jump on cross country

Kyle Carter

Kyle competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on the Canadian Eventing team. He has produced multiple riders to the 5* level and is the winningest Young Rider coach.
Leslie Law galloping on cross country

Leslie Law

Leslie is a British 5* event rider and was the individual Olympic gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach.

Ema Klugman riding her bay gelding Bendigo in dressage

Ema Klugman

Ema is one of only two people in the US to achieve three A-level ratings from the US Pony Club. She was the highest-placed Young Rider in the 5* at the 2021 KY 3-Day Event.
Doug Payne patting his horse after dressage

Doug Payne

Doug was the highest placed event rider on Team USA at the  2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He is also a Grand Prix show jumper and graduate “A” Pony Club alumni. Doug won a team gold medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games as part of the US team.

Jon Holling show jumping a bay horse

Jon Holling

Jon is an American 5* event rider. He coached the Area IV Young Rider team to multiple gold medals. He is Vice Chairman of the USEF Eventing Sport Committee and National Safety Officer for the US to the FEI.

Holly Hudspeth Hepp jumping a ditch and wall on cross country riding a bay horse

Holly Hudspeth

Holly Hudspeth, née Hepp, is an American 5* event rider. She was a top 10 finisher at the 2003 Pan Am Games where she rode for the US and she has competed at the KY 3-Day Event several times. Holly was also the Area VIII Young Rider Coach.

Sinead Halpin gallops a chestnut horse on cross country at Jersey Fresh

Sinead Halpin

Sinead is an American 5* event rider. She has had several top 10 finishes at the highest level of the sport including 3rd at Rolex Kentucky CCI5*-L in 2011 and 2nd at Land Rover Burghley CCI5*-L in 2012.  

Peter Gray headshot wearing a Ride iQ baseball hat and a white collared shirt with a tie

Peter Gray

Peter competed in eventing in two Olympic games representing Bermuda and was the coach for the Canadian team at two more Olympic games. He is a renowned upper level dressage judge.

Gina Smith

Gina is one of Canada’s most accomplished dressage riders. She won a team bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and she also competed for Canada in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Jen Carter jumping a bay horse over a show jump in competition

Jen Carter

Jen is an American 5* event rider. She has successfully completed the KY CCI5*-L and has coached students at the top level of the sport. She has also trained and bred very successful upper level horses.

Lesley Grant Law riding a bay horse wearing blue tails

Lesley Grant Law

Lesley is a Canadian 5* event rider. She was the Rider Representative for the ’05 and ’06 Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee and is involved in the Athlete Development Program.

Hilda Donahue wearing a top hat and tails in dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event riding a chestnut horse

Hilda Donahue

Hilda is an Irish 5* event rider and has competed in many of the world’s 5* events. Hilda is also an endurance rider, and in 2016 she was a leading rider in the FEI Longines World Rankings.

Michael Pollard and Tsetserleg jump a cross country fence in the water

Michael Pollard

Michael is an American 5* event rider and has had several top placings at the highest levels of the sport. In 2011, he won a gold medal at the Pan American Games as a member of the US team.
Dennis Mitchell standing in a riding ring wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots

Dennis Mitchell

Dennis is a former competitive Grand Prix jumper and since has been the coach to many Grand Prix riders and trainers, including numerous USEF national champions in both the hunter and jumper divisions.

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