Rachel Miller

Owner & Trainer

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Rachel Miller has been in the equine industry for more than 30 years and has been in love ever since she started at the young age of four.  Growing up she rode at Stepping Stone Farm in Ridgefield, Connecticut and learned the importance of equitation and skills in jumping. She then proceeded to volunteer at H.O.R.S.E of CT through her high school years to learn about horsemanship and the care of abused and neglected horses. H.O.R.S.E of CT was her turning point in her decision to head off to Morrisville State College and receive her B.S. in Equine Science and Management. Rachel rode for the IHSA Team and was named captain her junior and senior year. During her time at college, she worked closely with Barbara Johnson of Woodstock Acres in Woodstock, Connecticut, mother of Patty Stovel, an Olympic rider. Rachel took the opportunity to travel to Wellington, Florida, and work closely with Patty as her show groom and got to ride many nice horses during her time.

After working for Barbara and Patty and developing her teaching skills and knowledge, she decided to move to Massachusetts and start her own business, West Wind Equestrian in Harvard. She has shown at many venues and has been most successful in the jumper and equitation ring. It was a successful business, but Rachel decided to take another route in her career. She decided to become a Registered Nurse and received her B.S of Nursing in 2016 and continues to work at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester, Mass.

 

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys riding her new horse, Irish and spending time with her longtime partner, Calvin. She also loves being with her son, Greyson, known to many as Grey. An animal lover, she has her dog, Caico and cat, Tater Tot at home and has a passion for rescues.  

Rachel has had the pleasure of training with Patty Stovel and Lainey Johnson.  She has also attended clinics with Michael Page, Bernie Traurig and Greg Best.