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About Kate

Kate Day has worked continuously with horses and riders since 1989. That makes over 25 years experience in a range of disciplines including dressage, eventing and equitation. She has worked at barns in Maine, New Jersey and Florida as groom and rider for several top trainers including Tom Ordway, Diane Ward and Marcia Kulak. She had ridden in clinics with Bill Warren, Karl Mikolka and Patricia Towle, to name a few. She has trained several off-track Thoroughbreds in eventing and jumpers, and brought along students from riding ponies to success in the show ring at 3'. Her meticulous horse handling and barn management skills are the result of her time spent in top barns and at competitions. Combined with her common sense approach, this makes her an excellent consultant for clients negotiating sales, leases and horse ownership.

Kate lives at the farm with her husband, their two children, one dog, one cat, one rooster and one rabbit. The farm currently owns three horses and two ponies.

About Dog Day Farm


The farm was established in 1999 on over 100 acres of woods in Pownal, Maine.  There are 15 acres of paddocks and fields, including the barn, three run-in sheds and an outdoor riding ring with stone dust footing.  Boarding is offered to current students and their horses seasonally.



I believe the opportunity to learn horsemanship and riding should be available to anyone who is willing to work hard.  The challenge is to make an expensive, exclusive sport more inclusive-to give kids, especially, a chance to learn the value of partnership with a horse.  My goal with students and horses is to make jumping and flatwork safe and fun, so everyone gets to build confidence and experience some thrills at the same time!  Competitions provide a great context for putting your skills to the test.  Sometimes the best learning environment is away from the farm.

Every day I strive to be a fair teacher.  I have high expectations that my students will work hard and have an open mind for learning.  My client base is small so that I can give adequate attention to everyone's needs and customize their program.