Raised on a 130-acre ranch in Bellevue, Idaho where her mother bred registered quarter horses for racing, Cara Anthony entered and won her first horse show at the age of seven and has been a Grand Prix show jumper and trainer since 1984. Certified by the United States Hunter & Jumper Association (USHJA) as a Level 1 Professional, Cara has trained top riders and horses that have enjoyed success in the FEI level jumpers, International Hunter Derbies, Maclay Finals, USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals, USEF Talent Search Finals, Pony Finals, Young Riders and NCAA Championships. Cara represented the United States at the 2011 Nations Cup in Buenos Aires. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the USHJA’s Zone 9 Jumper Committee and is a member of the USHJA’s National Equitation Taskforce and the North American Young Riders Championship (NAYRC) Taskforce.
Trained at Hunterdon with George Morris (1977-1980)
Represented the United States on the European Junior Nations Cup team. Won reserve in the AHSA Maclay finals at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Trained at Flintridge with Jimmy Williams & Susie Hutchinson (1983-1984)
Competed on the West Coast show circuit and assisted in the schooling of Jimmy’s young horses.
Assistant at G&G Farms (1984-1989)
Worked for Rob Gage (1985 Rider of the Year) and Cindy Grossman at their 50 horse show barn at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
Oakley Clark got his start in Middlebury, Vermont riding ponies. He quickly moved up to the hunters, equitation and jumpers at competitions throughout the North East and Canada. After turning professional in 2011, Oakley served as Clinician’s Assistant to the former Coach of the US Equestrian Team (and Cara’s mentor) George Morris. He joined Potcreek in April 2014 and we welcome his talents as both a rider and trainer in our program.
Potcreek riders attend many of the local and regional competitions throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. We also have success at the national and international levels, traveling to Spruce Meadows (Calgary, AB), the Winter Equestrian Festival (Wellington, FL), the National Horse Show (Lexington, KY), Thunderbird (Langley, BC), and other premier venues throughout North America. And for riders that are just starting out, are chasing points, or just need more practice; we host clinics and unrated shows at our facility and haul-in to similar events around the area.
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We are proud to be operating one the premier hunter/jumper facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Situated on nearly 20 pristine acres near downtown Redmond and Microsoft, the amenities on the property include:
· 33 stalls in three barns (12'x12' with skylights and rubber mats)
· 72'x180' indoor riding arena
· 200'x300' grass Grand Prix field with elevated bank, open water, dry ditch, and devil's dyke
· 120'x240' all-weather outdoor arena with 'Nike Air' footing
· 100'x200' secondary outdoor arena
· 50’ covered round pen for exercise and beginner lessons
· Large grass turn-outs, wood fencing, and covered run-ins
· Large tack rooms, wash rack, and heated grooming racks
· Onsite trainer and groom residences with a 100 year-old apple orchard and a 1/4 mile of salmon stream
· Back gate opening onto a city park and miles of scenic riding trails
· Comfortable office and viewing areas with cable TV and WIFI internet