Sponsored Trainer Highlight: Katie Straton
Photo Credit: Karrie Dash
Katie Straton is a passionate dressage trainer, coach, and competitor based in Frederick, MD. She began riding at age 10 in a variety of disciplines (4-H, and Pony Club), until she found her true passion, dressage. Katie has now worked with classical master Charles de Kunffy for over 17 years, and JJ Tate for 15 years. She has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals and competed to I1 with her horse, Theopolis Thisla. This includes a career highlight of earning the 2018 PVDA FEI High Score Award. Katie is committed to developing horses and riders through classical training principles with empathy, patience, and harmony. She prioritizes the happiness and well-being of the horses in her program and strives to create a fun and supportive team-like atmosphere where students can grow.
Katie has a plethora of Kingsley boots including the Capri 02, London 02, Orlando 01 (with fleece lining for winter!), and the Sydney paddock boots
What does Katie think of TDR and Kingsley?
"I love that all of my Kingsley boots have been incredibly comfortable from day one. They are so easy to break in. The design options are endless, the leather and trim options are gorgeous, and the details are just stunning. TDR’s customer service is absolutely outstanding. From the measurements and design to updates on production and shipping; the entire process is second to none."
Katie is currently enjoying her 24 years young Grand Prix horse while she brings along her next youngster. She is organizing a fantastic winter clinic lineup and looking forward to next show season!