Kendall Pray has been a USEF professional for 7 years. She's been riding since the age of 5, and has training in just about every discipline English or Western. She has been focusing on hunter/jumpers for the better part of her career and her journey has taken her to many Nationally rated competitions in the Midwest, as well as stints in Texas and on the East Coast for the Indoor Circuit. Most recently, she's been to Canada to train with FEI professional, Neil Badcock and his team at Standalone Farms in Ontario. You can check out Neil and his accomplishments here.
As a young rider, Kendall competed successfully on her own OTTB in local and rated shows in the central Illinois and Missouri area, winning numerous champion ribbons in the jumper arena. Kendall was not blessed with a horsey family, or one with an outrageous show budget, and she uses that practical approach with her clients today. In college she was also a member of the Kansas State University Varsity English Team.
Since completing her degree in Kinesiology in 2008, Kendall has managed and ridden for numerous barns in the Manhattan, Kansas area. Showing mostly young and inexperienced horses in the hunter and jumper rings, she has a certain knack for putting those first show miles on young horses, and starting over with hot thoroughbreds. Kendall also truly enjoys teaching riders, from up-down lessons to those wanting to be competitive at the highest of levels. Kendall believes 100% in Neil's philosophy of good horsemanship and care, and brings that mentality to her horses and riders, while having a great time in the process.
When she's not horsing around, Kendall and her husband, Matt enjoy doing CrossFit, watching scary movies, decorating their new house, and playing with their two dogs, Brewsky and Hemi. Kendall and Matt also just welcomed their first kiddo, a little girl, Trystan Kinsley Pray on March 3rd 2014 and are very much in love with her!