Emilie Goddard is the Team Poulsen Assistant Trainer and barn manager. Emilie has worked hard for this position and is fulfilling a dream.
Emilie has always had a way with young or difficult horses. And to date, she has trained her own Halflinger Abercrombie, aka Crumble, to 4th Level. Moving on, Emilie will be working toward her Silver Medal this winter, and has been learning the ropes for the upper level horses. I believe she will soon be presenting her own “Crumble” in the FEI levels!
Emilie started as a working student over five years ago and, after the first winter in Florida, was designated to stay in Vermont to be on staff, ride and teach. As of 2020, as Assistant Trainer and Barn Manager, she will be always traveling back and forth with me, and I’m so delighted.
As Barn Manager, Emilie has a wonderful approach as a leader of the team as well as with the clients. Her hands on and “lead by example” approach to working and communicating is a huge asset to our program. Horses are her passion and it shows in every aspect of her life!
“My ultimate goal has always been to make him an FEI horse and I would love to show him Grand Prix some day,” Emilie said. “I think it’s going to be a little slower since he has a side job [as a lesson horse at East Hill Farm], but he’s got a really good brain. He’s a really good boy. He’s very willing. Ultimately, he’s going to be a super fancy pony.”
“I have changed so much and grown as a person from starting five years ago,” she said. “I have so much more confidence in my riding than I ever have. And that’s not to say that I don’t struggle with it sometimes, but it’s improved dramatically.
On top of it all, Emilie is an accomplished artist, with an amazing portfolio of equestrian and corgi art!