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.

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.

Julianna Fiero

Assistant Trainer and Rider

 

Julie has been riding horses since she was very little. She has always had a passion and drive that made her stand out against the rest. She has been riding at Greystone for about 5 years. We loved having her so much, we decided to hire her to come work for us!

In her junior career, Julianna has been to pony finals numerous times, winning multiple ribbons. She was reserve champion at Zone 2 Finals. Julianna was actually third at Marshall and Sterling Finals on our sale pony,  iSmart. She has also catch rode many ponies for quite a few different trainers, excelling with every one of them.

Although she loves all aspects of horses, Julianna's passion is in green horses and ponies. She loves to see the progress of a young one coming along. Julie brought along her pony, Crystal Acres Pokerface, who was 18th over fences and 18th overall at pony finals. She also broke and trained our very own Greystone's Spring Fling, who went on to be a great children's pony. 

Outside of horses, Julie is going to SUNY Orange and pursuing a degree in nursing.