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. 

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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.

Alexa Stevenson

Assistant Barn Manager

Alexa has been a horse lover all her life. She decided to commit herself to pursuing a career in the horse industry after falling in love with her very first rescue horse at 13. She finds the most joy in the day to day care of the horses, promoting good horsemanship skills, and building confidence in her students. She dabbled in several different areas and disciplines in the horse industry before her position at Greystone Stables. She started doing barn chores when she was 12 in exchange for lessons, and through her younger teen years she volunteered as a groom for a few facilities trying to soak up as much information as she could, as well as spent any free time she could scrounge up learning about horses, their needs, and their behavior through research, observation, and mentors. After her 16th birthday she spent time as a working student all over the country. Upon returning to the northeast she spent some time rehabbing rescue horses and managing a small boarding facility until she joined the team at Greystone. She took a break when she found out she was expecting her son, and then took some time running her own program before returning home to Greystone Stables. She is overjoyed to be part of the Greystone family and have a hand in keeping the barn running as it should, the horses healthy and happy, and playing a role in students’ lives.

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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, Assistant Trainer, and Rider

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.

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Ed and Ricardo
Grooms