Catherine Pasmore

Catherine Pasmore grew up with a love for horses that runs in her family. Her grandfather was a devoted foxhunter, her grandmother rode dressage while also starting a therapeutic riding centre, and her mother had a love for the hunter/jumper world. Thanks to her mother, Catherine started riding at the age of four and was quickly introduced to the professional side of show jumping. She was lucky enough to spend over a decade learning from one of America’s leading riders, Laura Kraut, and her sister Mary Elizabeth Kent.

Young Rider

As Catherine progressed though the junior ranks in America, she had the opportunity to learn from other top American professionals such as: Michelle McEvoy (Grubb), Andre Dignelli, and Lauren Hough. All three of these mentors have been hugely influential on Catherine’s career and proved instrumental in developing her view on how she wants to operate her business. Catherine’s final summer competing in America culminated in an individual silver medal at the NAJYRC Young Rider Championship riding My Boy.

Young Rider

As Catherine progressed though the junior ranks in America, she had the opportunity to learn from other top American professionals such as: Michelle McEvoy (Grubb), Andre Dignelli, and Lauren Hough. All three of these mentors have been hugely influential on Catherine’s career and proved instrumental in developing her view on how she wants to operate her business. Catherine’s final summer competing in America culminated in an individual silver medal at the NAJYRC Young Rider Championship riding My Boy.

Competing in Europe

In summer 2013 Catherine was introduced to Helena Stormanns (Weinberg). It was Helena who changed Catherine’s career and helped lift her to a more serious level. Catherine moved to Germany to learn from Helena for nearly three years and within that time she became consistent and confidant jumping at the 1.60 level—riding on the winning nations cup teams for USA with Bonanza van Paemel and Z Canta at CSIO2* Buenos Aires, CSIO3* Bratislava, CSIO4* Porte Alegre, CSIO3* Lisbon, CSIO5* Falsterbo, CSIO5* Gijon.

Own business

After achieving some success at the highest level of the sport, Catherine took a step back to start her own training business and began producing young horses for the future. Since the end of 2016, Catherine has started her own company in Holland and has based herself near Eindhoven, which she considers the best and most central area to be for this sport and business. Under the guidance of Irish rider Darragh Kenny, who is also based near Eindhoven, and regular lessons emphasizing the fundamentals from the legendary Jos Kumps she is successfully building up a string of horses for the top sport, which she hopes to be able to both compete with and also gain a reputation for selling excellent horses.

Own business

After achieving some success at the highest level of the sport, Catherine took a step back to start her own training business and began producing young horses for the future. Since the end of 2016, Catherine has started her own company in Holland and has based herself near Eindhoven, which she considers the best and most central area to be for this sport and business. Under the guidance of Irish rider Darragh Kenny, who is also based near Eindhoven, and regular lessons emphasizing the fundamentals from the legendary Jos Kumps she is successfully building up a string of horses for the top sport, which she hopes to be able to both compete with and also gain a reputation for selling excellent horses.

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