Lead trainer and head rider Gwyneth McPherson on Pineland Farms' Eskandar, 2014 USDF National First Level Champion.
Gwyneth McPherson works daily with USDF Hall of Fame trainer Michael Poulin, one of three Olympians she has trained with long-term during her career. The first was Lendon Gray with whom she spent ten years as a young rider and, later assistant trainer, culminating in multiple National Championships and an individual gold and a team gold medal in international competition. She moved on to become a student of Carol Lavell, achieving multiple high score national awards and competing on two more international championship squads for the USET, earning a team bronze and team silver medal. She joined the training staff at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine in 2003 where she is Director, Lead Trainer and Head Instructor alongside coach Michael Poulin. She has ridden multiple horses into the USDF Top Ten rankings along with a number of Regional and National Championships.
Her personal training has provided a wellspring of practical and technical knowledge which she brings to her instruction of students of all levels. Gwyneth is an articulate and skilled teacher who not only explains "what," but also "why," making her valuable to auditors as well as riders.