“…cultivating the relationship between horse and rider, in and out of the show ring…”
Heatherly Davis Granaroli
Heatherly Davis has numerous wins and championships in the hunter, jumper and equitation ring both as a junior and an amateur. She started her formal education as a child with Rob Gage and Cyndi Merritt. She then moved on to Foxfield Riding School where she put down roots. Foxfield gave her a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals of riding. She learned you get out what you put in…and in order to succeed you must work hard, ride every horse you can, never complain and never stop learning!
Heatherly has always been passionate for equitation. After riding and working for exclusively for Foxfield for over 15 years, she moved on to train and clinic with other trainers to gain more education with the technical medal courses. This education helped her win many equitation and medal classes finishing with championships and top ten in medal finals.
Heatherly has also had a successful career of breeding and raising young horses. She learned the importance of consistent, patient training needed to bring along the young horses from the ground into the show ring. With a partnership in the famous hunter stallion Alla Czar, Heatherly produced several USEF, PCHA, and LAHSA champions, such as Millennium, Mieux Czar and Laissez Faire. Other breedings included her baby that is the 2005 USEF Medium Green Champion Pony Macy Grey and still successfully competing. She could be seen jogging in the top ribbons in the rated medium division at Capital Challenge 2013.
Through the years, Heatherly has also been fortunate to clinic with several world-renowned trainers. Among them are Bert DeNemethy, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Greg Best, Susie Hutchison, Anne Kursinski, Kip Rosenthal, Michael Page, Meg Schulman, Melanie Smith to name a few. Even after turning professional, Heatherly continues her education through various clinics and training sessions.
As a professional, Heatherly has had much success at the local, regional and national level. She goes to “B” shows as well as the “AA” shows. Her clients have been very successful with multiple championships. Winning numerous divisions in the hunters, jumpers and equitation with her kids and adults, highlights include; USEF Zone X Amateur/Owner Hunter Champion, USEF Zone X Medium Pony Champion, PCHA Amateur/Owner Champion, CPHA Child/Adult Medal Final Winner, SFVHSA Overall 17&U Champion, SBCRC Medal Final Winner, LAHJA Sr Medal Final Winner, SFHJA Futures Medal Finals (twice), SFHJA 12& U Medal Finals, Top Ten in the following medal finals: SFVHSA 18&O, SFVHSA 17&U, LAHJA 17&U, SFVHSA 13&O just to mention a few. Her kids have championed in all three arenas: hunters, jumpers and equitation. Her most recent tri-colors include: HITS/Thermal A/O Hunter Classic Champion, SBCRC Spring Show; 11&U Champion, 12-14 Reserve Champion, Green Rider Champion, Cross Rail Champion, A/A Jumper Champion, Mod Jr Am Jumper Championships at the Oaks and Showpark. Consistently in the tricolors: 1.10 meter jumpers, Rated Medium Ponies, Short Stirrup, Long Stirrup, 12-14 Equitation, 11&U Divsion
Heatherly really enjoys watching the crossrails riders all the way up to the Medal/Maclay riders as well as the bigger jumper riders achieve their goals. She emphasizes the fundamentals of correct riding while remembering all the while to keep the “fun” in the training. Whether you want to be extremely competitive in the show ring, simply learn to be a better rider at home or need to have your young horse brought along, Heatherly will custom tailor your training program to fit your needs.
When she is not teaching or riding, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.