Owner and Head Trainer
Jody Moraski started Greystone Stables in 1987 in Warwick, NY. She then moved to Middletown, NY. in 1992, GSS moved to its permanent home in New Hampton, NY.
Jody began her riding career long before she started Greystone. She held a position as an assistant instructor and rider at SpringVale Farm in NJ, and Stonleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
She took a short hiatus from the hunter/jumpers to explore other equestrian sports. While working at Vershire Farm in Vermont, she rode and trained event horses. Jody has also worked with Arabians at Dorian Farm in MA. In addition to this, she studied upper level dressage at Chick-a-tee Farms.
Jody graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1987 with a Bachelors of Science. During her time in college she competed with great success on the Intercollegiate riding team. She qualified twice for Nationals, gaining one Championship there for her team.
Jody's career has yielded a number of championships with her students, all the way from walk trot to the pony hunters and equitation divisions.
She currently resides in New Hampton, NY with her husband and four children.
Barn Manager and Trainer
Michelle has spent most of her life around horses. Her mother managed Fox Meadow Farm, so her young adolescent years were spent helping her mother with the barn duties. This gave her a great understanding of what was necessary for managing a farm.
Her riding career started at the age of 11. Riding with many local trainers, such as Annette Mohr, Billy Barr and Rita Ussher . She purchased her first horse, Morning Mist, at the age of 13. "Misty' as she was know was only 3 and Michelle trained her and competed with her at numerous horse shows.
Her show career included many prestigous shows, such as the Connecticut PHA and HITS. Since she lived on the farm, she had many opportunities to work with all level of horses and riders.
Although, Michelle stopped her riding to raise a family, the passion for horses was still in her blood and she returned to them. Her daughter, Courtney, shares her passion and has pursued riding as her sport.
Michelle currently resides at the farm with her two children.
Trainer, Rider, and Website Coordinator
Being Jody's daughter, Dani grew up riding at Greystone. In her junior years, she showed the Big Eq, qualifying all the major finals. Since then, when she worked at Greystone, she taught riders of all levels, including from summer camp, mommy and me, all the way up to the Junior Hunters. Dani has worked with numerous trainers and worked at farms across the country ranging from local level to traveling the circuit.
Assistant Trainer and Rider
Kelly has spent her entire riding career with Greystone and is continuing as a professional in our program. She currently teaches in the lesson program as well as our boarding clients. As a rider, she has found her niche training the young ones and creating kid friendly ponies.
In her career, she has not had the most opportunities to ride and show, but when she did, she made the most of it. Kelly has qualified numerous ponies for pony finals, but unfortunately they get sold before she was able to compete. Her hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed and she received the Gotchman Grant to attend pony finals. She is currently attending Orange County Community College for Business while she teaches and rides on top of it.