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Danielle Moraski

Owner and Head Trainer

As Jody's daughter, Dani was born and raised in a horse farm. She developed her riding throughout her junior career showing all the way through to the big eq. She trained a variety of horses and ponies who achieved great success in their careers. 

During her junior years, she not only rode for Greystone, but was a working student for a variety of barns including, Don Stewart's and Emil Spadone's.

Dani continued to ride while she attended Binghamton University for Human Development with a minor in Education and Graphic Design. She rode for the Binghamton University IHSA Team in open fences and open flat, moving to zones. Post college, she competed in the alumni division, making it to zones both years and moving onto nationals her second year.

After she graduated college, she moved to Alabama and worked as an assistant trainer for Fox Lake Farm. There, she honed in on her showing while traveling the "A" circuit.

Since then, she has been freelance riding and traveling to Ocala, Fl for the winters. Now, she is back in New Hampton, NY and ready to share her skills with the students of Greystone.

Barbara Whyte

Barn Manager and Head Rider

 

Barbara started her career at Greystone officially around the age of 7, but did have her first ride on Mitey at her 1st birthday party. She grew up being the epitome of a barn rat, spending every second she could around horses.

She spent her junior career breaking and training ponies and horses for Greystone while also showing all the way up to the high children's jumpers with her personal horse, Celtic Mist. She has too many accomplishments to list, including 4th in the Bit O' Straw at Marshall and Sterling finals with Karen Ufret's Paint the Town. She has always been a natural rider who can understand the needs of any horse. 

Barbara has a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business Management from SUNY Cobleskill. While attending school Barbara was captain of SUNY Cobleskill's IHSA team, while also dabbling in eventing on her personal horses.

Post college, she started working for Willow Hill Farm in Montgomery, NY. She was the barn manager while also training and riding. Barbara has also worked under top trainers such as Olivia Golden (Double G Stables), Lisa O'Neil (Top Call Farm), and Bj Ehrhardt (Foxhedge Farm).

After taking a break from riding and spending 5 years managing a veterinary practice, Barbara realized horses were her true passion and she decided the best way to make that passion a reality was by coming "home" to Greystone.

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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.

Jody Moraski

Owner, CFO, and Assistant 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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Kelly Finn

IEA Coach, Assistant Trainer, & Rider

Kelly grew up riding with Greystone from the start and made the most of it by being our go to pony jock. She has trained numerous horses and ponies for us who went on to have successful careers with their new riders.

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.

Alexa Stevenson

Assistant Barn Manager

 

Bio to come.

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