“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ”   — COLIN POWELL

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ”


About Huxley

Huxley was fortunate enough to be born into a horsey family. She was first sat on a horse practically the day she was brought home from the hospital. She got her first pony at age four, and spent her childhood years riding bareback through hay fields. 

"Before my tenth birthday, I remember going through the Dover Saddlery catalog and asking for a video of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. I couldn't decide between the disciplines, so I picked the one that had multiple. When it arrived, I was a little disappointed when it started with dressage, but what happened afterwards was absolute magic! When Andrew Hoy and Darien Powers started storming around the cross country course, I wasn't even exactly sure of what I was watching, but I was enthralled. Captivated. That was the moment I fell in love with three-day eventing."

From then on, Huxley knew she wanted to pursue the goal of competing up the levels in eventing. She was a member of pony club for a short period of time, and competed in her first horse trials at age 11 at the novice level. Once her pony retired, Huxley started her journey with Octavian, a Clydesdale/Thoroughbred cross gelding her parents had purchased as a two-year-old for $250. Octavian was blind in his left eye and hadn't done much in life when he and Huxley started their journey.  Huxley and Octavian would make it the CCI* level of eventing and be a part of the 2009 NAJYRC gold medalist team for Area II. 

Octavian retired in 2011, but still remains with Huxley and is enjoying retired life. After Octavian, Huxley started over with a couple of youngsters. With Octavian, dressage had always been a struggle and the pair usually scored in the 40s-50s. Tired of struggling with the phase, Huxley made a goal to improve her dressage, an undergoing that not only worked, but made her appreciate and enjoy the sport. Huxley earned her bronze medal in 2014 and since then has moved up to the FEI levels (Prix St. George) with her thoroughbred gelding, Vesuvian. Her training and program is based on building a strong flatwork base with all of her horses. 

Huxley's goals are to eventually represent her country at the top level of the sport, while enjoying the journey and becoming the best horseman she can be. Currently, she specializing in starting young horses and re-training off the track thoroughbreds.