About Gabby Dickerson
I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where I lived for my time spent at Charlotte Cole’s farm getting an excellent foundation in both riding and horse care. Charlotte was adamant that we took proper care of our ponies, and we had strict consequences if we didn’t! After having some pony club lessons with Kim Severson, my parents agreed to let me go be a working student for her, and I knew even then that being a professional Eventer was the path I wanted to take. I lived on pizza rolls and pixie sticks and was lucky to be mentored by Kim, arguably one of the USA’s most successful event riders. At 17 I packed my bags for England where I worked for Nicola Wilson, whose incredible influence I carry with me today in everything I do. From there I worked for both Ingrid Klimke and Dirk Schrade; to say I’ve been immersed in eventing at the absolute highest level from the beginning of my career would be an understatement. When I got back from Europe, I started Gabby Dickerson Eventing close to Kim in Charlottesville, VA, and have been steadily growing my business ever since.
I have been running my own business independently since I was 20 years old, and it’s continued to grow and change positively. I’ve rented barns, maintained them, bought my own trucks and trailers, bought and sold horses, and managed all the administrative tasks that come with running a business, all while dedicating myself to becoming a better rider and competitor with proven results. Outside of my personal competition goals of competing at the 5* level and being competitive with the best riders in the world, I aim to find and produce quality horses that are correctly trained, well cared for, all around good citizens who understand and enjoy their jobs and have a solid foundation leading to competitive results. I now have a really strong group of horses that are steadily progressing up the levels, and thanks to Roland Millican, am on track to have a top class training facility in central Virginia, bringing needed opportunities to the area.
7 – number of horses competed through the 3* level
7 – number of horses competed through the 2* level