Emily Tasker has been riding since she was 4 years old. Throughout the years she has trained in Hunters, Jumpers, Eventing, and Dressage.
Her true love is found in teaching her horses to use every bit of themselves with balance, engagement and strength. She feels that this is best shown in Dressage and Eventing, but makes all disciplines even better.
Emily has ridden with many top instructors including Leslie de Grandmaison, Suzi Gornall, Danny Anholt, Eric Smiley, Lucinda Green, Peter Atkins, Shirley Colby, Joe Forest, and Sue Winslade.
Taking the equestrian sport seriously and being committed to producing straight, happy and well balanced horses and riders is one of Emily's most important goals. She also wants to make sure that her students never forget why they started riding- for the fun!
Emily currently has two of her own horses in training and competition.
"Spot" began as a training and sales horse for a client. He was very defensive and quite dangerous. Through a lot of ground work and trust building, Spot began to blossom into a very nice horse. Emily had the opportunity to purchase Spot for herself and she feels that it was one of the best decisions that she has ever made. Spot is one of the most complicated horses that Emily has ever trained, but he has taught her more than she could have ever asked for. Emily and Spot can now be seen competing at Training level eventing and playing with 3rd level dressage movements at home. *** Emily and Spot ended their competition season in June 2016 placing 9th in a VERY competitive Open Training division at GMHA, Spot is now being leased by one of Emily's students and really enjoying teaching her the ropes!***
"Belle" is Emily's sassy red OTTB mare. Emily bought her from Suffolk Downs as a 4 year old and has taken the last two years to allow her to grow up. Belle tries hard and knows that she is super athletic. Emily is excited to begin working her more seriously and seeing how she likes both the dressage arena and eventing. Belle is now 8 years old and really growing up. Emily hopes to show her at 2nd level this year!
Photo Courtesy of It's a Horse Life Photography