Stephanie Corum has been devoted to horses ever since she first read Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion when she was a child. She started riding Shetland ponies at age 8 and moved on from there. Stephanie has competed in hunter, jumper, equitation, and eventing, but for the last 10 years she's concentrated mainly on dressage. She currently trains with Mary Flood, two-time winner of the Gran Prix at Dressage at Devon and a certified dressage instructor through 4th level. Over the past few years Stepahie has had the good fortune to ride in clinics with Olympic medalist Lisa Wilcox, Manolo Mendez, former head trainer at the Spanish Riding School in Jerez, Natural Horsemanship expert GaiWanNi Pony Boy, German master Eicke vonVeltheim and FEI-level competitor and “L” judge Carolyn “Dilly” Jackson.
Stephanie has a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky where her focus was on equine genetics. Her time in Lexington around all the fantastic horse farms as well as going to Keeneland and Churchill Downs also greatly fueled her passion for thoroughbred racing. Work at the Jockey Club in their cataloguing department further expanded her knowledge of thoroughbred pedigrees. From there she moved onto the Arabian Jockey Club in Colorado and the Arabian Racing Cup, now located in Maryland, where she became well-versed in the Arabian racing industry.
In 2008 Stephanie tried a different venue. After 6 years of work, she finally published her first children’s story, Goats With Coats. She's had a fun time reading and speaking to groups from pre-schoolers to elementary kids, teens and adults. This has become a welcome new avenue for her. She has now published her second book, Antics In The Attic, and is always interested in coming to speak or read the story to different groups. Please see the “Services” section for more information. And to order her books, please see "Children´s Books."