About Katie Wherley
‘Katie’s strong work ethic and dedication to her horses is the driving force Katie Wherley Eqestrian’
Katie began her riding career at the age of seven, while attending summer camp at Butler School. She then joined Seneca Valley Pony Club, from which she graduated with an ‘A’ rating at age 19. While in Pony Club, she participated in Nationals three times with the Capital Region – once as a member of the Dressage Team and twice as a member of Eventing Team both times achieving the top individual score for her team.
Katie began competing in USEA (then the USCTA) Recognized Horse Trials at the age of 12. She quickly progressed to the Preliminary level by age 14 and Intermediate by age 20. She completed her first International competition at the Kentucky Horse Park CCI* in 1998. Katie’s first upper level mount, Digger, is now enjoying his retirement at the farm while Katie brings up the next string of stars.
Katie’s educational background in sports medicine has enabled her to better understand her horses and their training needs. Even when she went to college, Katie continued to train and teach. She graduated magna cum laude in three years from Elon University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine and ACE Certification as a personal trainer.