Stacey Fitzgerald

Certified since 2014


Cell: (540) 238-4621

Farm / Business

Grace Farms at Healing Strides of VA
672 Naff Rd
Boones Mill, VA 24065
(540) 334-5825

This first section is compiled from information supplied by the trainer.

Professional Overview

S t a c e y   F I T Z G E R A L D

Professional Horse Trainer and Riding Instructor

Cell:    540-238-4621





Position: Founder, Owner, Manager, Head Trainer, Head Instructor

Date Employed: 1991 to Present

Address:  at 8590 N.87th St. Longmont, CO 80501 

  at Revelry Farm and various other farms in the Atlanta, GA area

  at 816 S.River Rd. Halifax, PA 17032

  at Healing Strides of VA and various other farms in the Roanoke, VA area


Description: Hunter/Jumper trainer and rider with multiple state, zone, and national awards for one of Colorado’s top local hunter/jumper horse training facilities specializing in training riders and horses, breeding top sport horses for show and sale, and offering riding lessons and camps to young aspiring riders. In Atlanta, Halifax, and Roanoke – teaching, training, coaching: hunter/jumper, dressage, equitation, IEA and IHSA team, and therapeutic riding.





Position: Head Trainer and Head Instructor

Date Employed: February 2013 to Present

Address: 672 Naff Rd. Boones Mill, VA 24065


Description: Healing Strides is a therapeutic riding center with a strong able bodied lesson program and instructor/trainer mentoring program. We have over 23 horses and 9 PATH certified instructors. My job as Head Trainer is to keep the horses in suitable training as therapeutic mounts up to advanced able bodied mounts, as well as to oversee the care and maintenance of all of the program horses. As Head Instructor my primary job is to train our other instructors so that our teaching methods are exceptional as well as uniform across the board and to instruct our beginner to advanced able bodied riders for hunter/jumper, dressage, equitation, and eventing riding/competition.




Position: Head Trainer and Head Instructor

Date Employed: June 2012 to October 2012

Address:  Boones Mill, VA 24065


Description: Treybrook Farm is a competitive hunter/jumper show barn specializing in teaching riders and training horses for show and sale. My job as Head Trainer and Head Instructor was to train all of our riders' horses and all of our sale horses, and to teach all the riding lessons as well as coach at shows. 





Position: Head Trainer and Head Instructor

Date Employed: April 2012 to June 2012

Address:  19844 James Monroe Hwy Leesburg VA 20175


Description: AAES is a high end lesson barn with a strong focus on dressage and jumpers as well as some breeding and sales. The high standards of German born founder, Marina Genn, are the basis of all lessons and training and my job as Head Trainer and Head Instructor was to emulate her training and teaching methods in training all the lesson horses and sale horses and in teaching all lessons from first time riders to advanced competitors. I assisted in the management of the staff and facility as well as all of the over 40 horses on the premises.




2005 Reserve Champion Trainer Equitation Challenge at CHJA Medal Finals

2005 OTTB "Drama Queen" (rescued, trained, & ridden by Stacey) CHJA Low Jumper Champion

2002 Homebred "Stroke of Grace" USA Zone 8 6th place Horse of the Year Hunter Breeding 2 yr old

2001 Homebred "Stroke of Grace" (trained & shown by Stacey) USA Horse of the Year Reserve Hunter Breeding Yearling

1998 Homebred "Daze of Grace" (trained and shown by Stacey)  undefeated 2yr old hunter breeding, Best Young Horse at every horse show, Zone 8 Champion, 7th in the national standings



2004 3 day instructor training clinic with George Morris, hosted by Diane Carney in Hampshire, IL

May 2012 - 30 days intensive training with Olympic level rider, Marina Genn in Leesburg, VA

Clinicians worked with: Joe Fargis, Anne Kursinski, Rita Timpanaro, Todd Minikus, Janet Hischer




Business Information

Professional Experience: 14 Years
Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies, Young Horse, Foundation Lessons
Trainer: Rides at Home
Care: Full Care
Grooming: Self-grooming
Turnout Type: Grass, All Weather, Natural
Arenas: Covered, All Weather Outdoor, Turf
Stabling Available: No
Barn Size: 21 - 30
Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday
Type of Show: Goes to Rated Shows, Goes to Non-Rated Shows
Clinics: Local, Available to Travel
School Horses Available: Yes

This section concerns results for which Stacey Fitzgerald was listed as Trainer. The data has been compiled from the USEF results for the last 12 months. Detailed data can be accessed by clicking on each graph element.