Competition Coach Specialist
Carolyn is the owner, trainer and coach of Preston Rosedale Farm.
Carolyn has brought along many promising event and dressage horses. Since moving to the farm in Perth, Ontario she has focused on dressage training as a base for all disciplines. Carolyn trains through the philosophy that all horses need a strong basic foundation before they move onto any specific discipline. She enjoys preparing young horses for their first outings as competition horses. She starts all horses with the same patience and great care whether they are future FEI stars or your next great trail horse.
Carolyn has competed at the Royal Winter Fair in the Lieutenant Governor’s Cup as well as the Governor’s Cup. In 2003 she was assistant to the trainer for the RCMP sale horses, working closely with Ron King who prepared the horses for sale.
Carolyn is a Competition Coach Specialist in Dressage. She has coached students Schooling through to National (Gold) Level Dressage. Having competed herself in eventing, she finds it a lot of fun to get back to the eventing scene, where she also takes many young riders to their first event.
You will find no one more honest and hard working than Carolyn, and you will always get more than your monies worth.
After successfully competing at FEI Prix St. Georges, Carolyn and Dragon were Reserve Champions in the Ottawa Area for 2018. Dragon is well known throughout the Ottawa Valley and Kingston, as she is not your typical dressage horse. Her beautiful braids, willingness to work, and extreme athleticism are some of the qualities that make her stand out.
In 2019 Carolyn plans to begin their show season with FEI PSG then moving onto Intermediate 1 this summer. We will continue to try to improve our scores with the help of clinicians such as the Tom Dvorak, Lee Tubman and Ron King.
Together Steve and Carolyn Rathwell, along with their daughter/step-daughter Mackayla, work very hard to provide their boarders with a friendly, highly efficient, well maintained facility.