Bailey grew up fox hunting ponies and off-the-track Thoroughbreds over the rolling hills of Virginia with the historic Deep Run Hunt Club and Reedy Creek Hounds. She worked with amazing instructors like Kim Severson (***** Eventer and Olympic medalist), Molly Hooper-Bull (**** Eventer), Kim Schmidt (Grand Prix Dressage Trainer and Rider), and Lynne Beagle-Gebhardt (Fox Hunter and Hunt Seat). She very quickly developed a love of three-day eventing at an early age and competed through the levels, achieving high scores and successful runs at prestigious events including Fair Hill International Horse Trials (MD), the Virginia Horse Trials, Middleburg Horse Trials, and Plantation Field Horse Trials. Along with competing, Bailey has achieved her C-3 rating with the United States Pony Club and has gone to USPC Championships representing Mountain Skyline Pony Club on teams in the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, and Horse Management.
Bailey worked as a working student for Grand Prix and International competitors along the East Coast for five years before managing sales barns and training professionally.
Working with “problem” horses comes easily for Bailey, and while she achieved her Bachelor’s of Science in Equine Science at Colorado State University, Bailey worked concurrently full-time for local rescues and lesson programs on the Front Range. For the past five years, Bailey has been working with private owners creating training programs specially tailored to each horse’s requirements and specific goals. Mindful Equine has developed as a mindset to connect each horse to their rider with the crucial element of focus being clear and effective communication where the horse enjoys performing and the rider always has a smile on their face!