Emily grew up in Stow, Ohio with parents who were not horse people, but who supported their daughter's strong interest in horses by giving her exposure to quality training from the early age of 4. Growing up, Emily successfully competed in multiple regional championships, as well as the National Dressage Seat Medal Finals where she took home the bronze medal at age 16. She went on from there to compete in her first Prix St. George under the coaching of Nancy Smith just before starting college at The University of Findlay. Emily continues to value Nancy and her business partner, Mary Anne Milliman, for the role that they play as mentors in her life to this day. They have both been extremely instrumental in encouraging her to pursue a career in horses.
Throughout her college years Emily continued riding and competing, spending her summers as a working student for Jennifer Baumert, who has been very influential in her training. After graduating with dual degrees in Equine Business Management and Equine Training, Emily decided to enter the horse business full time, developing herself as a dressage professional over the last several years. She has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals, and has competed through the Intermediare I level. She has been recognized for her dedication and talent by being accepted into both the USDF Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium as well as the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program. Emily has most recently settled in Aiken, SC, a town that she has always had an affinity for, to focus on working within the dressage and eventing communities there.