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Katherine Rizzo
I started riding when I was nine years old right here at Waredaca and moved up through the lesson program over the years. When I went to collage at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, I joined the school’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association hunter team. I also started foxhunting while in school with De La Brooke Foxhounds W. I graduated with a BA in Studio Art and a second BA in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Studies and spent the summers teaching at Waredaca’s summer camp. I then moved to California where I received my graduate degree in Scientific Illustration from the University of California Santa Cruz. While there, I was the head coach of the school’s Intercollegiate Dressage Association team and the assistant coach of their IHSA hunter team. Upon returning to Maryland, I was hired by the Academy of the Holly Cross to run their Interschool Horse Show Series team, which practices at Waredaca, and was the team’s Varsity coach until retiring in 2014. Here at Waredaca, I am the Center Administrator for the Waredaca Pony Club. I still actively compete in eventing, continue to foxhunt, and timer race from time to time. I am currently CHA certified as a Level 4 English instructor and Level 2 Western. I also am a USEA ICP graduate at Level 1-Training and am a USEA/USEF certified course designer.