I was born in England to horse loving parents so my first word was "Up" as in posting (up, down, up, down) and was troting before I could walk. I sucessfully showed on the pony circuit both jumping and hunters (on the flat), on ponies my mother produced and my father trained. At the age of 12 yrs I was British Champion on my 14 hand division on my pony Mastermind (Magnus). I also did a little dressage and eventing. After my fathers retirment from the Household Cavalry in 1992, where he held the rank of Capt and was the Riding Master to Her Majesty the Queen of England, we immigrated to FL because my father was hired to be the Director of Entertainment at Arabian Nights in Kissimmee. I rode in the show after school and on school holidays I was always at the barn, this gave me the opertunity to ride different breeds of horses and ride in and be apart of the creations of the choreograph routines in the show both would prove helpful in the years to come. After High School my parents and I moved to the small town of Altoona, in Lake County FL. We started our own buisness, McKie Equine Center in 2001 and have been operating sucessfully providing boarding horses, lessons, coaching, clinics and training (starting horses under saddle, problem solving, competive training and bringing horses back into work), creat and coach drill teams. I love my job and am happy to walk out into the barn everyday.
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Philipa is Latin for Horse Lover, so I was connected with horses from birth.
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