Jody Moraski

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. 

Michelle Watts

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.

Susan O'Driscoll

Assistant Trainer

Susan O’Driscoll is a licensed riding instructor and has spent most of her career teaching beginners thru advanced students on horse show circuit.  Her students have successfully competed throughout the Northeast as well as in the Southwest.  Some of her accomplishments include being head coach for Boston College, her students have competed successfully in National Finals.  She has successfully helped students qualify regionally and nationally in the hunter and equitation rings. 

 

Susan believes riding, training and showing should be pleasurable and enriching experience for both horse and rider.  She strives to foster and environment based on open communication that promotes teamwork, learning and an unwavering pursuit of excellence.  Her passion is to help all level rider to expanding their love of riding and to work with to identify attainable goals.

Alexis Tremper

Assistant Trainer

Alexis Tremper is a Greystone alumni who has been with us since her very early years. She has years of experience working with young horses and has trained her own mounts. She had great success both in and out of the show ring.
She has a wonderful way with the beginner and novice riders. She is excited to teach future GSS riders.
She is presently working towards a bachelors degree at SUNY Orange.

Danielle Moraski

Website Coordinator and Graphic Designer

Being Jody's daughter, Danielle grew up riding at Greystone. She recently moved to Alabama to live in a warmer climate. 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. She actually created the mommy and me program here.

 

She is currently working at Fox Lake Farm as an assistant trainer, but still cannot stand to be too far away from Greystone. She stays connected by updating our website and creating our unique flyers.