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.

Alexa Stevenson

Assistant Barn Manager and Beginner Trainer

Alexa is an enthusiastic young professional who has been around horses for many years. Athough she has never had formal training, she dedicated her life to educating herself in the world of horses. She has mostly had jobs as a groom and barn help but wanted to expand her abilities in the horse world, landing her a position as a working student here at Greystone. From that, she turned into our assistant barn manager and trains our young students.

 

Throughout her life, she has rescued horses, put training into them, and found them their forever homes, while using the profit to rescue more. She is a true devoted horseman who always seeks to better herself and expand her knowledge. She currently has her forever resue, Otis, with us at Greystone. She trained Otis from being an ranch rescue to what he is now. Otis now jumps around courses and even will pack around a few of our students.

 

Alexa is motivated and a hard worker who instantly fit right into the Greystone family. We are lucky to have her with us and excited for her future. Not only does she teach our beginners, but she helps maintain the health of our horses and keeps up with the care of the facility itself.