Kate’s Blog

off track thoroughbred eventing

Kate Veinot has been riding since before she could walk. Born to a family of horse-crazy individuals, she began showing when she was 5. Kate quickly progressed from lead-line barrels to hunter-jumper by age 6. By age 8, she began getting serious about showing and decided she was destined for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. After qualifying her first year on the A Circuit, on a small pony that had been broke that year and had no previous A Circuit experience, she met her destiny. She placed 3rd at the RAWF in the Small Pony Hunter Over Fences, and decided that hunter wasn’t really her thing. Between the beginner ring and small pony hunters, Kate worked on her Canadian Pony Club levels, enjoyed a few D Rally’s on her A Circuit and Trillium hunter ponies, and excelled at Pony Club Quiz with many awards. Being too young to participate in C Rally, Kate volunteered as a groom for the team. She quickly discovered that grooming is just as fun, if not more fun, than showing and where she really shined. She continues to ride and train her own OTTB Oz, aka “Can’t Touch This” and has recently taken on his half brother. Participating in a few local shows a year, and continually training to ride to the best of her ability she finds her Vitamin H requirement fulfilled. Kate really loves to help other people enjoy riding and achieve their goals. Whether they need a groom for a show, a second pair of eyes in the ring, help wrapping a hock or a hoof (Thanks to Pony Club, she can wrap any limb), or even lending out her faithful horse & best teacher of all, Oz, to allow others to reach their goals, she’ll make it happen.


Nick Names: “Best Groom Ever”, “Hurricane Kate”, “Catnip”

Tack Room: HDR CC Saddle, Stubben Excalibur Dressage Saddle, Pee-Wee Bit, Hackamore, Micklem Bridle, Tipperary Safety Vest & Helmet, Neck Strap, Pro Choice Air Ride Saddle Riser, Pro Choice No Turn Bell Boots, COOKIES!


Oz- 2001 16.2hh Off Track Thoroughbred Gelding, Skip Away x Happy Feet


Lego- 2010 16hh Off Track Thoroughbred Gelding, Skip Away x Wake Up Maggie BB


Favourite Thing To Do on Horseback:

Jump bareback/Bridleless with Oz!