Katie McCullough

Katie McCullough’s training horses love her, and the feeling is definitely mutual. Katie prioritizes creating a positive and productive relationship with each horse through her training, and it shows. She has a keen awareness of a horse’s physical, mental and emotional state and can thus customize her program accordingly. As a result, she produces horses that are happy and successful in their work.

Dressage Training

Katie’s dedication to the sport and her dressage training has really paid off in the show ring. She presents her clients horses at many rated dressage shows with great success. The horses thrive with her and they truly enjoy the show experience. With years of show miles and countless tests ridden under her belt, Katie shows horses at USDF rated shows from Training Level through FEI. Her steady and calm guidance produces confident and happy competitors and many wins as well! She makes sure each horse is given the best advantage possible and will take as much time as is needed to acclimate horses, especially horses new to a competition environment. In the end, both horses and owners are very happy with the results!

Black horse in double bridle stands with lady in pink shirt and black gloves with black background

Katie McCullough

Katie McCullough’s training horses love her, and the feeling is definitely mutual. Katie prioritizes creating a positive and productive relationship with each horse through her training, and it shows. She has a keen awareness of a horse’s physical, mental and emotional state and can thus customize her program accordingly. As a result, she produces horses that are happy and successful in their work.

Dressage Training

Katie’s dedication to the sport and her dressage training has really paid off in the show ring. She presents her clients horses at many rated dressage shows with great success. The horses thrive with her and they truly enjoy the show experience. With years of show miles and countless tests ridden under her belt, Katie shows horses at USDF rated shows from Training Level through FEI. Her steady and calm guidance produces confident and happy competitors and many wins as well! She makes sure each horse is given the best advantage possible and will take as much time as is needed to acclimate horses, especially horses new to a competition environment. In the end, both horses and owners are very happy with the results!

Black horse in double bridle stands with lady in pink shirt and black gloves with black background

Rider Biomechanics

Katie practices modern dressage with an emphasis on rider biomechanics. The biomechanics of a rider influences how a horse can move freely and whether it is able to achieve “self carriage”. Through exceptional stability in her seat and position, Katie ensures that the horses in her program have a solid foundation and confidence before introducing more intricate movements.

Always looking to further her own dressage education, Katie takes the opportunity to attend every educational opportunity she can. She participates in dressage clinics and other specialty clinics at Whispering Farms and additionally at off property locations.  

Friesian Sport Horses

Katie works very well with all breeds of horses. She has had great success with warmbloods to Arabians to cross-breeds. However, She is especially well known for her outstanding work with Friesian sport horses. Katie has a true passion and dedication to the breed and enjoys training Friesians to the FEI level. Working closely with an award winning breeder of top friesians, Katie has prepared many friesians for testing and inspection in the National Friesian Kuerings. She shows these horses at the keuring including the IBOP tests. Her mounts have achieved national ranking and status. Recently, one mare was awarded Crown Mare status. A high honor indeed!

Students

Katie is well known for the positive and open relationships she creates with her clients.  Whether it is updates on your horse’s training or talking you through a new concept in your riding, her clear and concise communication ensures you are never in the dark.  She is happy to be involved in your horses care as much as you want her to be. Katie always makes time to discuss your horses well-being with you knowing this is the top priority for all horse owners.

Katie’s lessons are phenomenal.  She makes a point of finding the most productive way to teach each client with the knowledge that everyone learns differently.  While to end result is a solid foundation of correct basics for each rider to build upon, the method she uses will depend on what is most effective for the individual rider.  Katie’s clients lover her enthusiasm and support. Many of Katie’s clients enjoy attending schooling shows or rated shows as part of the training experience. They also take advantage of the educational clinics at Whispering Farms with Katies encouragement.  Clients can immerse themselves in their dressage journey in a supportive atmosphere.

katie does lateral work
Black horse in outdoor show arena with rider in a navy show coat and white breeches on a sunny day for Katie McCullough
Black horse walks out of show arena with the rider in maroon show coat and white breeches leans forward and hugs the horse while riding out for Katie McCullough

We are pleased to present Katie as one of the excellent professionals who run their training business at Whispering Farms. Katie is an integral part of the excellent trainers who support and encourage each other in a harmonious atmosphere of teaching and learning. Surrounded by excellent teachers, riders at Whispering Farms have the unique experience where the disciplines of dressage, jumping and eventing exist together for the benefit of all riders. And the horses love it too!

Katie offers training for horse and rider. She provides full or partial lesson programs or single lessons for riders. Her training program for horses can be customized to suit each horses needs. Katie attends schooling and rated shows with horses and students. She has extensive experience with Friesian Sport Horses and regularly presents these horses at breed inspections with excellent results!

To contact Katie directly, call or text her at 972-310-7391.

“In everything Katie does she displays a passion for her riding and for the horses in her care. She is honest and she wants the best for you and your horse. I know that both Kille and I are grateful for everything Katie has done and continues to do for us!”

Nancy

Black horse curled up and laying down in a stall with shavings wearing a blanket and with a lady kneeling next and giving a hug for Katie McCullough

“Katie is a wonderful trainer of both horse and rider. While riding and teaching is Katie’s career, it is evident that it is also her passion. She cares for her clients’ horses as she would her own and commits her time and attention to developing not only their performance skills, but also their minds, their quality of life, and their overall happiness! I have no doubt that Katie has a bright future ahead both with my horse and with anyone else lucky enough to have her as a trainer. She is a joy to work with and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a trainer.”

Sarah

Black horse in bridle and show number gets a hug from rider in marron show coat and grey helmet at a show for Katie McCullough

We are pleased to present Katie as one of the excellent professionals who run their training business at Whispering Farms. Katie is an integral part of the excellent trainers who support and encourage each other in a harmonious atmosphere of teaching and learning. Surrounded by excellent teachers, riders at Whispering Farms have the unique experience where the disciplines of dressage, jumping and eventing exist together for the benefit of all riders. And the horses love it too!

Katie offers training for horse and rider. She provides full or partial lesson programs or single lessons for riders. Her training program for horses can be customized to suit each horses needs. Katie attends schooling and rated shows with horses and students. She has extensive experience with Friesian Sport Horses and regularly presents these horses at breed inspections with excellent results!

To contact Katie directly, call or text her at 972-310-7391.

“In everything Katie does she displays a passion for her riding and for the horses in her care. She is honest and she wants the best for you and your horse. I know that both Kille and I are grateful for everything Katie has done and continues to do for us!”

Nancy

Black horse curled up and laying down in a stall with shavings wearing a blanket and with a lady kneeling next and giving a hug for Katie McCullough

“Katie is a wonderful trainer of both horse and rider. While riding and teaching is Katie’s career, it is evident that it is also her passion. She cares for her clients’ horses as she would her own and commits her time and attention to developing not only their performance skills, but also their minds, their quality of life, and their overall happiness! I have no doubt that Katie has a bright future ahead both with my horse and with anyone else lucky enough to have her as a trainer. She is a joy to work with and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a trainer.”

Sarah

Black horse in bridle and show number gets a hug from rider in marron show coat and grey helmet at a show for Katie McCullough