Steph & Sam

Our Approach

At Steph Kohr Equestrian our goal is to provide an environment that allows horses and riders to reach their goals in a positive and successful manner. Whether you'd like to do an Intro Dressage test, have fun trail riding your horse or you're aiming for a CCI*, we believe in developing partnerships between horse and rider by positive training.

Our Story

Growing up at Waredaca, Steph has been

SKE trailride

around horses her whole life. She got her first pony for her 7th birthday and did her first event at age 8. It was around that time that she decided she wanted to compete at the upper levels of Eventing.

Steph had the perfect kids horse, Sir Maxwell, who taught her the ropes at Training level and gave her the skills she needed to bring along young horses.

When she was 14 Steph bought Bungee, a 4 year old Canadian horse. Steph and Bungee started out Novice and progressed all the way up to being on the North American Young Riders CCI** Gold Medal winning team in 2002 and finishing the Foxhall CCI*** in 2003.

After graduating from University of Delaware, where she was a working student for Phillip Dutton, Steph moved to England. She spent 2005 in England and Holland working and riding with top Eventers, Show Jumpers and Dressage Riders

Steph came home in 2006 when she was given the opportunity to ride her mom Gretchen’s Rolex horse Zydeco. This was a great experience and she was able to finish 2nd at the Ocala CCI**, win the Pine Top Advanced HT and finish a CIC*** before Zydeco retired.

Since then Steph has been based out of Waredaca. She has students of all levels in Dressage and Eventing as well as horses in training and sales. Over the past few years she has brought multiple horses up through the Preliminary and Intermediate levels, and helped many students further their riding careers.

Meet the Barn Team

Steph Kohr Equestrian couldn't operate without these girls!

Mary Syski

Working Student

Mary- the original- started riding at Waredaca in middle school and has now been working for Steph for over 5 years. She rides, keeps the barn in top shape and has brought along many of the  horses used in Waredaca's lesson program.

Mary Davenport

Working Student

Mary D has a background in eventing and has been working for SKE since the summer of 2016. She is currently part-leasing a young OTTB and working to introduce him to Eventing.

Alex Dupont

Working Student

Alex keeps her horse Buzz with SKE and manages the barn on Sundays. Alex and Buzz are aiming for the Novice 3-day at Waredaca this fall.