Kate Considine



  • Kate Considine
    Kate ConsidineWillow Brooks Stables

    Active in the sport for more than a quarter of a century, Kate’s passion for horses began at the young age of four. From then until she graduated high school, she competed in her home state of Michigan, in Pony Divisions, Junior Hunters, and Equitation. After graduation, she moved to the East Coast to polish her skills by working first with Anne Kursinski, and later with Mark Leone. From there she journeyed to the birthplace of the sport, living and working in Europe, where she competed rigorously for two years, gaining invaluable experience.

    When Kate returned to the U.S. to work for Kathy Patton in Wisconsin, she fell in love with teaching, and knew then that she aspired to train riders to the highest level. She moved to California and began working with Jim Hagman, but within a year decided to start her own business, Willow Brook Stables.

    Kate feels fortunate to have been a part of some of the best competitions the sport has to offer. She has developed a stable of horses and ponies that continue to win at the highest levels. She has trained top riders such as Hannah Goodson-Cutt and her horse Caretano, who achieved spectacular and unprecedented success in 2010 in the Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Division; Stephanie Goodson; Corinne Miller; Olivia Kohan; Ilene Kurtzman; Paris Sellon; the Applegate family; and young rider Wylie Nelson.

    Her successes include 2014 Zone 10 Adult Amteur Hunter 18-35 Champion for Stephanie Goodson and Leonetti and Reserve Champion for Stephanie on Poetic, 2010 WCHR Southwest Region Adult Amateur Reserve Championship for Stephanie Goodson and Concorde, 2006 WCHR Southwest Region Reserve Champion Pony Rider Olivia Kohan, 2003 WCHR Southwest Region Champion & Reserve Champion Pony Riders Sofie and Gabby Applegate, 2002 WCHR National Champion Pony Rider Sofie Applegate, 2002 WCHR Southwest Region Champion Children’s Rider Gabby Applegate, and 2001 WCHR Southwest Region Reserve Champion Pony Rider Nicoletta Von Heidegger.

    With a firm commitment to helping her students reach their full potential and realize their dreams, Kate and Willow Brook Stables have established successful teams that finish at the top year after year in major competitions.

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