written by Katy Carter
January 17, 2014
Photo by Diana Rowland
Four Star Whipper In
Just five years ago, Stephanie Boyer was preparing her horse Macloud to run the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, one of only six worldwide CCI**** three day events and the only four star held in North America. She had worked for multiple Olympic medalist Philip Dutton, Pan American Games medalist Buck Davidson, and had galloped for such notable trainers as Michael Matz (also an Olympic gold medalist) and Jonathan Sheppard. With completions at Fair Hill CCI***, Jersey Fresh CCI***, The Fork CIC***, and numerous runs at the Advanced level to her credit, the native of Thousand Oaks, CA found herself in search of something different and has happily served as First Whipper In to Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds for four seasons.
e-Covertside: How did you become involved with hunting?
Stephanie: I became involved with foxhunting when I took the job at Cheshire...