Raegan McCool is a capable young rider with a mature attitude and a strong work ethic. These traits have facilitated an accelerated, yet solid, equestrian learning curve.
Her very first horse experiences were filled with a variety of learning opportunities. Riding lessons began at age four. Then at seven, she was fortunate to get her first horse, Onyx. This pair over the next six years successfully progressed through 4-H and open competitions, compiling a winning record in English, Western, Trail and Showmanship classes, with many championships to her credit.
Raegan started riding at Forrest Hill in the Spring of 2016 and entered the internship program that fall. She ended 2016 successfully competing in her first recognized dressage shows at training and first level. She qualified for the 2017 USDF Regional Championships with scores in the mid-70% on FHF Mercedeswood.
In 2018 Raegan earned both her USDF Bronze and Silver medals. She competed at the NAYC placing 7th individually on FHF Racharee. She qualified three horses for USDF Regionals Championships. There she won Training level, reserve at First level, won the FEI Junior Team Test, and reserve at 3rd level. Raegan also qualified and competed at USDF National Finals, earning 4th in the open First level freestyle, and 9th in the open 3rd level Freestyle. Her successes culminated earning the 2018 USDF Training Level Jr/Yr Champion and multiple USDF All breed Awards within the KWPN NA registry.
In 2019, at age 17, Raegan rode our Kaiserbred, FHF Racharee and Nancy Cook’s Goliath SSF against older professionals in open divisions at US Dressage Nationals. She placed 5 in the highly competitive open Intermediate Freestyle Championship on FHF Racharee and 6th in the open Third Level Freestyle on Goliath SSF.
Raegan also earned her USDF Gold Medal on our FHF Racharee in 2019.
Raegan currently trains and competes a variety of mounts, from youngsters just beginning their training to Grand Prix School Master, under the coaching of Kaiser Dressage trainers Jennifer and Margaret Kaiser.
Raegan’s ambitions evolve as her experiences multiply. She is eager to grow and broaden her skills not only as a trainer and instructor but also in management. Raegan aspires to acquire the experiences and knowledge to be able to someday operate a successful training, boarding and breeding equestrian facility.
We continue to foresee a bright future for this enterprising and gifted young rider.