The professional instruction offered at Foxwood Farms by Susan Wainwright and her employees, is the best in the area. Susan is a life time equestrian dedicated to pursuing excellence with horses and students.
Susan has successfully bred, trained and competed many horses in the Eventing world from Novice Horse Trials up through Advanced Three Day Events including the renowned Rolex KY, Fair Hill MD, Bromont Canada, Radnor PA and Essex NJ. She and her horse, Winston Himself, were long listed for the 1996 Olympic Three Day Event Team. She and her horse Hunter, won the American Eventing Championships in 2006. Susan and her horses have won multiple National Horse of the Year awards and many Area III Championships at all levels.
In the Dressage world she has bred, trained and competed many horses against some of the best in the country. She has competed and won through the Prix St. George level. Susan is currently showing at 4th level and scores in the mid 60's consistently.
Susan has been fortunate enough to have been taught by some of the world's best teachers and coaches such as: Jimmy Wofford, Bill Woods, Dorothy Maxfield, Jeremy Beale, Karen O'Connor, Torrance Watkins, Ulrich Schmitz, Gigi Nutter and Peter Gray.
Susan's students and their horses have won numerous awards at every level of equestrian competition and are consistent, confident competitors. She is also available for coaching at shows, teaching clinics and will assist clients through the horse purchasing process.
Susan served as Area Chairman for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) from 1984-1987 and was then elected to serve on the Board of Governors for USEA from 1987-1990.
As a founding member of the Montgomery Area Dressage and Combined Training Association (MADCTA) Susan has served on the board numerous times. She has hosted many dressage shows, combined tests and clinics for MADCTA at Foxwood Farms.
Susan is a founding member of the popular 3 Ring Horse Show Series and hosts several shows in that series each year, including the Year End Championship Show.
Kelsey Henderson - Barn Manager, Assistant Trainer & Instructor
Kelsey joined the staff at Team Foxwood in August 2014.
She has been riding since the age of 5 and acquired her first horse at age 11 which she broke, trained and evented successfully. She worked for US Dressage Team Member Tina Konyot and High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center while completing High School.
While putting herself through college at the University of Connecticut, she taught for the UCON riding program and began to play Polo. Kelsey obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with a heavy concentration in Equine Studies.
After college graduation she joined the Professional Hunt Staff of the world famous Midland Fox Hounds as a Barn Manager for the Midland Polo Pony Team and horse trainer/whipper in of the Midland Fox Hunting Horses. She has also worked as a wrangler on a Colorado Ranch leading overnight trail rides and taught summer riding camp.
Kelsey truly enjoys her chosen profession and brings to Team Foxwood a lovely positive way of teaching that encourages both horses and students correctly through the levels.