Kelly Prather

Rider Age: 33 years old
Home Town: Bodega Bay


Kelly Prather is an elite up and coming rider and trainer. Her polished track record as a rider and coach have been the result of hard work, dedication and a natural talent for working with horses. Growing up in a family of horse lovers, Kelly was on a horse before she could walk and at age 3 she was in her first show. At 17 Prather moved to England where she worked and trained for her British Horse Society exams. A year later Kelly moved to Killkenny with Carol Gee; she worked alongside Carol to start Fern Hill Sport Horses. There she gained valuable experience in training and competing sale horses of all levels. Kelly spent nine years as assistant trainer and head rider at Chocolate Horse Farm, where she dedicated herself to riding and developed her training methods. Prather has been fortunate to have some of the most elite riders in the world influence her riding and training; she also gained firsthand experience running a successful barn and business. While at CHF Kelly had the good luck to ride her longtime partner Ballinakill Glory (Pippa) who she competed through the CCI4* level. Most recently, Kelly went to England for a year working for world-ranked number one Event rider, Mr. William Fox-Pitt as his rider for the 2012 season and through the London Olympics. Having competed successfully at the CCI**** level and across the globe, Kelly boasts a decorated riding resume which includes countless wins on horses of all levels, success in the Young Event Horse program, Gold Cup victories and representing the U.S. at the World Cup Eventing Finals in Poland. With her business now based out of Bruce Davidson's Chesterland Farm in Unionville, PA Kelly has a promising group of young horses coming up the levels who look to be on target to be ready for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Her career aspiration is to represent the U.S. in international competition to aid in winning a medal for her country.



Blackfoot Mystery
13 years old
Career Highlights: 2013: Fresno County Horse Park OI 7th Place 2012: Spring Event at Woodside OP 3rd Place 2011: Galway Downs CCI* 3rd Place

Syndication Details

Shares: 10
Cost: $6,500
Annual: $3,500