Meet the first member of our 2016 staff family!

Meet Kate!

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Hello Coppercreek Campers! My name is Kate, and I was a camper at Coppercreek way back in 2004 & 2005. I was also one of the notorious barn rats, but if you didn’t find me at the stables I’d surely be around any of the other animals located around Coppercreek, or hanging out at the BMX track. This is my first year as a Coppercreek Riding Instructor, but I’ve had my fair share of teaching at other summer camps!

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I’m from Pacifica, California, a little beach town outside of San Francisco. Though I live in a small beach town, I’m quite familiar with the Bay Area, and know it like the back of my hand.kate3.jpg

I’ve recently graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. I graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus in Animal Management – specifically with horses. My first few years of college I was the Open Rider on our schools’ intercollegiate equestrian team.

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I’ve been riding horses since I was 4 years old! I started on Police Horses through Golden Gate Park Mounted Patrol, and from there I was hooked! I’ve been riding competitively since I was 13, and have had 4 different horses since I started. However, only one of the horses stuck and his name is DaVinci’s Dream or Bailey for short. He is a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, and was imported to the US when he was 4. We compete in the 1.10m and 1.15m show jumpers on the A/AA Circuit. He has been my go to boy, I can rely on him for anything and everything, from showing, to trail rides, to just someone to talk to. I may be lucky enough to bring him with me as well!

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My life basically revolves around horses, they’re my entire life. So outside of horses…I spend more time with horses by working at horse shows! Learning the ins and outs of the industry, but you can also find me behind the camera lenses taking pictures of various riders throughout the shows. But, realistically, outside of horses I love being around animals in general. But I also use to do BMX and Mountain Biking, and absolutely love traveling and experiencing new places. But my main hobby is photography and videography. I just love when someone can capture such a special moment.

kate8This summer I’m most excited to revisit the place that my passion for horses grew and hope to ignite the passion within some of the campers. It’s true what they say about Coppercreek, it’s a place for big adventures, and I can’t wait to apart of those adventures.

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See you soon,

Kate!