Holly Parks is an Intermediate level Event Rider based in Magnolia, TX. She is certified by the USEA's Instructor Certification Program (ICP) through Level II (Preliminary/CCI*) and is a recipient of the USDF Bronze Medal in dressage. She travels extensively to pursue her own riding and competition goals and is becoming a seasoned competitor at the international levels of the sport.
Holly began riding at the age of four and developed her foundation riding the hunters until age twelve. Holly then became involved in Pony Club where she was introduced to eventing and continued through the C-3 rating before pursuing other riding goals. During college, she was a working student for Olympian Clark Montgomery.
Holly has developed many off-track Thoroughbreds and has a deep love for the breed. Holly is currently working to develop a string of upcoming young horses. Her stable includes home-bred Irish Sport Horse Flagmount's Uptown Luck, a three-year old gelding, and Pave Diamante WCF, a striking palomino sabino filly by Grand Prix dressage stallion Parcival who was born in 2016. Holly looks forward to developing these youngsters for both dressage and eventing.
Holly began teaching in 2009 and has a passion for developing horses and riders. Her focus is on proper education of the horse and rider through a solid foundation and progressive development. Her attention to detail and methodical approaches ensure success for each of her mounts and students alike.
Recent Competition Highlights:
2017 Texas Rose Intermediate Horse Trials - 3rd
2017 Holly Hill Intermediate Horse Trials - 6th
2017 Red Hills CIC*
2017 Pine Top CIC*
2016 American Eventing Championships - Preliminary