Top Tips Emma Ford The Carolinas Equestrian 02 Emma with “Happy”. Photo Credit: Shannon Brinkman Preparing for the Competition ...

As the head groom and barn manager at Phillip Dutton Eventing, in Pennsylvania, I am the the general “go to” person so I’ve figured out a few things along the way.  Growing up I was in Pony Club and able to achieve my “B” rating.  Those years benefit me now.  I have worked for Phillip since 2005, starting out as an assistant groom then gradually moving up to be his Barn Manager/ Head Groom in 2009.   Through my work with Adrienne Lorio, (7 years) and now Phillip, I have groomed at many international events from 3 Olympics, 3 World Equestrian Games, 2 Pan AM Games, numerous Rolex CCI****, as well as trips to Germany, The Netherlands and the renowned Burghley CCI****.