Sandy grew up working with Marshall and Lendon Gray in the 1960's and 1970's. She is a graduate B Pony Clubber from the Penobscot Pony Club. Sandy began instructing while studying at the Potomac Horse Center in 1971. In 1972-1973, Sandy studied in England under Bertie John, a fellow of the Brisith Horse Society, and received her British Horse Society Al.
Back in the US, Sandy worked with Jeremy Beal, Peggy Cummings, Debbie Place, and Sally Swift (author of Centered Riding). Sandy, like all life-long horsemen, continues to take lessons herself, which she does with Audrey and Hallie Bean. She currently competes at the Novice Level in various USEA events.
Audrey grew up with Three Flags Pony Club. In Maine, she has worked with Ann Moody and Ginger Albert. Audrey has also studied in Canada with Canadian Olympian Rob Stevenson at his Foshay Farm. Since 2004, Audrey has been Barn Manager at Kincora Farm in Vass, North Carolina under David and Lauren O'Brien, who compete internationally.
Audrey has competed internationally in several CCI* and CIC* events at the Preliminary Level, and in 2006 was short listed for the North American Young Rider Championships. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Area 2 Young Rider Team (USEA). Ever winter, Audrey currently heads down to North Carolina for a month to ride and compete with Robert Costello. She also currently trains with Carol Poulin-Taylor, Nancy Guyotte, and Rebekah Smith.