Kelsey Rae Calabro
Water Mill local Kelsey Calabro began riding horses at the young age of four. Every moment outside of school was spent mucking, grooming, riding and loving every aspect and responsibility that comes with taking care of horses. Kelsey quickly realized that riding and competing was a passion she wanted to focus on more intently.
In 2004, Kelsey began competing nationally while also learning as a working student under the tutelage of Laura Bowery and the Sea Aire Team. The opportunity to compete in the Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation for many years allowed her to understand the triumphs and tribulations involved with riding at an A Circuit level.
Ready to take the next step in her career, Kelsey became Manager of Sea Aire. In this position, she was able to meet and learn from a multitude of top horsemen and women; gaining an invaluable education on the inner workings of the A Circuit and proper horse care overall. Working with horses of many different breeds, ages and disciplines taught Kelsey how to establish appropriate programs for each individual horse and rider’s needs. In 2013, she began to work alongside Kristina Muse of Beach Acre Farm as Manager and Assistant Trainer. This allowed Kelsey to further develop her teaching skills with riders of all ages and skill levels.
All of these experiences allowed Kelsey to expand her knowledge of riding, training and management and parlay that into a system and program unique to her own. Determined and ethically driven, Kelsey is eager to share her knowledge with the next generation of like-minded equestrians at Pinnacle Farm.