Carol's Story


Carol grew up in the horsey area outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; in fact her Lutheran Church was right around the corner from Radnor Hunt Club. When Carol turned 16 her parents granted her finest wish. Carol put down her clarinet and took up riding horses. She took lessons from her parents' friend, Mrs. Nussdorfer, a United States Pony Club Parent.  Six years later (and after a year of earning money) Carol decided to spend a year as working student for Dorita Konyot (Aunt to Tina Konyot, well-known F.E.I. rider who competed her stallion, Collecto V in the 2012 Olympics). One year turned into five years before Carol left Dorita to open her own training business in Western Pennsylvania. The business was successful but Carol was unhappy in the cold indoor arena all winter. She moved back to Florida and took a job as head dressage trainer at Grand Cypress Equestrian Center.


During her time at Grand Cpress Carol acquired her U.S.E.F."r" Technical Delegate license, a U.S.D.F. Certified Instructor (T-2), graduated With Distinction from the U.S.D.F. Learner Judges Program and acquired her U.S.D.F. Bronze Rider Medal.


Leaving Grand Cypress in 1998 Carol and her new husband purchase 11 acres in Clermont, Florida and opened Woodfield Farm, Inc. Since that time Carol has been promoted to U.S.E.F. "R" Technical Delegate, acquired her F.E.I Level 1 Steward status and achieved her U.S.D.F. Rider Silver Medal. 


Carol stays busy judging schooling shows, acting as Technical Delegate at U.S.E.F./U.S.D.F. recognized Dressage shows, giving lessons, training horses, mowing and fixing fences. Two dachshunds, 2 barn cats and a wonderful husband, Bill, assist Carol on the idyllic 11 acre training facility located in the rolling hills of Clermont.


Carol (in pigtails) at her first horse show, riding an OTTB named "Sunny" borrowed from her instructor.(We shared the coat.) Carol got a 6th place.