About Kendall Pray- horse trainer, hunters/jumpers
Kendall Pray has been riding and training professionally for over 10 years. She's been riding since the age of 5, and has training in just about every discipline English or Western.
As a young rider, Kendall competed successfully on her own OTTB in local and rated shows in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky 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.
When she's not horsing around, Kendall and her husband, Matt enjoy doing CrossFit, watching scary movies, gardening (as long as she doesn't see a spider), and playing with their two dogs, Brewsky and Hemi. Kendall and Matt also recently welcomed their first kiddo, a little girl, Trystan Kinsley Pray on March 3rd 2014. She's just turned two, and may end up skipping ponies all together and going straight to the children's jumper ring near you.