ABOUT ANNIE AUL
Annie is an accomplished equestrian with an exceptional record in Three Day Eventing as both a competitor and a coach. Annie has been competing in Eventing for over 2 decades and has developed a proficiency for taking horses through the levels of the sport confidently. At the age of 15, Annie competed in her first CCI* on her two mounts, Moxie and Jetson. In the same year, Annie and Moxie represented Area 3 in the North American Young Rider Championships, finishing 6th individually. Since then, Annie has successfully run multiple horses around the upper levels of the sport, including numerous impressive finishes at the Intermediate and CCI** levels on her horse, Aron.
Annie strives to bring the best out of her horses and her students, instilling them with the confidence to go safely compete and have fun. Annie holds herself to a high standard of horsemanship and teaches her students to do the same. She believes in consistency and dedication to the sport to create a rewarding situation for both horse and rider.
Annie has a Bachelors of Science degree from Auburn University in Equine Science, where she took multiple classes in Nutrition, Physiology, Breeding, and Management. After college, Annie remained in Auburn, AL and helped ride and compete sale horses. In 2011 she was offered a job with 3* level rider Mary Bess Davis as a groom and rider. Under Mary Bess, Annie furthered her knowledge in barn management. She also polished up her horsemanship skills while caring for and exercising a barn full of training and sales horses. In later 2011, Annie was offered the amazing opportunity as Barn Manager and Assistant Trainer at Foxwood Farm in Montgomery, AL with Susan Wainwright. Susan acted as Annie's mentor and helped her grow as a rider and trainer. With Susan, Annie was able to further understand the ins and outs of the business, from client relationships to marketing. She also performed as Sales Agent on numerous occasions, and helped with the purchase and sales of client horses.
Always willing to continue her own education, Annie spent a year working under Ann White, of Vermillion Valley Equine Center, as an Assistant Trainer and Rider. At VVEC, Annie continued following her passion for the sport of Eventing, but also gained more experience and knowledge by cross training in the Hunter and Jumper rings.
In 2016, Annie spent the Summer and Fall seasons as Tim Bourke's head rider at Stone's Throw Farm where she was the given the opportunity to ride and compete horses for Tim, and his owners. Under Tim's mentoring, and with hours spent in the saddle training on world class horses, Annie came away an even better rider, horseman, and professional.