In June of 2013, Stacey began to compete her Standardbred mare, C Me Shine. By the following October, Stacey and her mare traveled to the World Standardbred Breed Show in Sunbury, Ohio to compete. Stacey came home with 2 World Titles. In 2014, they earned 6 World Titles. Stacey also invited one of her lesson students to ride her mare in the youth division, where the student won multiple World Titles.
Stacey's teaching career started when she began to instruct a child who needed help preparing for the 4H fair season. She discovered that she really enjoyed working with the children and even beginning adult riders, introducing them to the world of riding horses.
Stacey has always enjoyed working with young students and beginning riders. Her philosophy as an instructor is to build confidence within her students, as well as habits that insure a lifelong enjoyment of riding. She believes that riders with a good, solid foundation in riding will be able to succeed in whatever direction they would like to go.
From the time Stacey was a young child, she always had a passion for horses. Throughout her childhood into her early teens, Stacey took lessons, riding whenever someone offered a chance for some time in the tack. She got her first horse when she was 16. Pictured with her off the track Standardbred mare.
In the spring of 2014, Stacey graduated from Wilmington College with a B.S. in Agriculture and Equine Sciences. While at Wilmington College, she rode on the college's equestrian team within the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, quickly rising through the ranks. While riding in the IHSA, Stacey was able to gain many show ring skills and experiences.