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Kay Slater

I grew up in the sport of Eventing. My mother, an “R” judge and well-known sporting artist, Heather St Clair Davis, helped establish the sport in Area 1. My childhood was filled with going to Pony Club rallies, Eventing, and helping train and show the home-bred young horses at our Cleeve Cloud Farm in Vermont.

 

I took time off for college and grad school as an adult, establishing myself as a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. During this time, my mother passed away and left me a foal from one of my favorite broodmares, so I found myself raising my two children and returning to horses simultaneously. While my kids learned to ride with their wonderful ponies, I resumed my own riding education and reconnected with my people, my eventing family.

By now we had moved to Cape Cod, just south of Boston, and found it surprisingly well suited to horses due to the temperate weather, sandy soil (yay no mud, like in Vermont!) and flats at low tide for winter conditioning.  But something was missing. I had a hard time finding a barn that provided the high standard of care and training for the horses I was looking for and where I could bring in the clinicians I wanted to resume training with. I was looking for my people and my place. So in 2009, I established True North Eventing.

Since then, True North has become known for producing skilled, confident competitors while always putting the horse first. I love the village that we have built here. Come take a lesson, join us for a round of equestrian yoga in the barn, or audit one of the many clinics/learning activities that we put on year-round!

 

 

Owner, True North Eventing               

* In addition to being an FEI-level competitor, Kay is also the Center Admin for True North Pony Club, a USEA ICP Certified Eventing Coach, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in adolescent and women's mental health and sports psychology.

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