MANAGEMENT AND TRAINERS/INSTRUCTORS
SUSAN WAINWRIGHT - HEAD TRAINER AND INSTRUCTOR
The professional instruction offered at Foxwood Farms by Susan Wainwright and her employees, is the best in the area. Susan is a life time equestrian dedicated to pursuing excellence with horses and students.
Susan has successfully bred, trained and competed many horses in the Eventing world from Novice Horse Trials up through Advanced Three Day Events including the renowned Rolex KY, Fair Hill MD, Bromont Canada, Radnor PA and Essex NJ. She and her horse, Winston Himself, were long listed for the 1996 Olympic Three Day Event Team. She and her horse Hunter, won the American Eventing Championships in 2006. Susan and her horses have won multiple National Horse of the Year awards and many Area III Championships at all levels.
In the Dressage world she has bred, trained and competed many horses against some of the best in the country. She has competed and won through the Prix St. George level.
Susan has been fortunate enough to have been taught by some of the world's best teachers and coaches such as:
Jimmy Wofford, Bill Woods, Dorothy Maxfield, Jeremy Beale, Karen O'Connor, Torrance Watkins, Ulrich Schmitz, Peter Gray and Gunnar Ostergaard and Wolfgang Scherzer.
Susan's students and their horses win numerous awards at every level of equestrian competition and are consistent, confident competitors. She is also available for coaching at shows, teaching clinics and will assist clients through the horse purchasing process.
Susan served as Area Chairman for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) from 1984-1987 and was then elected to serve on the USEA Board of Governors from 1987-1990.
As a founding member of the Montgomery Area Dressage and Combined Training Association (MADCTA) Susan has served on the board numerous times. She has hosted many dressage shows, combined tests and clinics for MADCTA at Foxwood Farms.
EMILY MAINOLFI - BARN MANAGER & ASSISTANT TRAINER/INSTRUCTOR
Emily joined the staff at Team Foxwood in May 2016.
Foxwood Farms is BLESSED beyond measure to have such a kind, uplifting, caring barn manager and assistant trainer. She is a beautiful rider that is compassionate and patient with both horses and clients.
She has been riding since the age of five and acquired her first pony at age 10, a spunky quarter pony that she competed from walk-trot though short-stirrup. She was a member of her high school’s IHP hunter/jumper team, representing them at Nationals and was a working student for 4-star rider, Suzi Gornall.
Emily was a member of the 2012 Area 1 North American Junior Eventing Championships Team and has competed up to the intermediate level.
She is a graduate of College of Charleston with a BS in Business with a concentration in Marketing. During her college years, she continued her equestrian pursuits both competing as well as teaching and training during summer breaks.
Emily is dedicated to her chosen field and truly enjoys passing on her love of riding and teaching. She brings a positive, engaging approach to teaching that encourages both horses and students to maximize their potential and achieve their goals.
Emily and her fabulous horse, Tacaro have had a very successful 2017 Spring Eventing season in the Open Preliminary division. They completed two 1 star events placing 10th at Red Hills International Horse Trials and 4th at The Fork at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
They qualified for the 2017 American Eventing Championships.
Emily is now training an off the track TB named Last Snow and we have big hopes for this team!