Michael Pollard and his wife Nathalie run Chatsworth Stud, a breeding and training facility in Chatsworth GA, home to Tamarack Hill’s ‘Formula One’. In addition to Chatsworth Stud, Michael is also CEO of several carpet and equine related businesses run out of Dalton, GA. He and Nathalie have 3 children and one more on the way in January.
• 2011 Team Gold, Pan American Games
• 2011 19th Rolex Kentucky CCI****
• 2009 Winner New Jersey CCI***
• 2002 completed Rolex Kentucky CCI****
• 2001 Young Rider of the Year and Winner of the Markham Trophy, Fairhill CCI***
• 1999 Shortlisted for Pan American Games and Winner of Markham Trophy, Rolex
Nathalie Bouckaert Pollard
Natalie Bouckaert Pollard won back to back Individual Gold medals at the 1997 and
1998 North American Junior/Young Riders Championships. In 2005 won the Fair Hill
International CCI*** with her horse West Farthing. In 2006, the pair finished eighth at
the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****.
Allison joined PE as a working student in the fall of 2012. Originally from Asheville, NC, Allison grew up riding with her whole family, eventually earning her C2 in Pony Club. She attended Montreat College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and went on to work for Jim Graham as a working student from Aug. 2011 to Aug. 2012 when she joined PE. Allison moved to Georgia with her black Labrador and her chestnut gelding, Ned. Ned and Allison had a solid season last year competing through Intermediate, until it was time for Ned to retire. Allison now has a new mount, Merlot, who she is enjoying competing through the levels while they get to know one another. When she’s not on a horse… the girl can dance! On the side Allison does a bit of Salsa and Argentine Tango dancing.
Ashley has been a horse enthusiast since the age of four and caught the eventing bug in 2002. Growing up in Malvern, PA she was involved with the Radnor Hunt Pony Club eventually earning her “A” rating. Pam Wiedemann was her first eventing trainer, until 2005 when Ashley started as a working student for Karen and David O’Connor. She continued to train with the O’Connors and Emily Beshear while finishing her BBA at James Madison University. Ashley competed successfully through the CCI*** level with former partner Mazetto. Today Ashley is furthering her riding skills and knowledge by riding horses for various competitors, owners and trainers. In 2010 she rode for Emily Beshear and from there starting riding and competing for Debbie while Debbie recovered from an injury. Ashley then rode for Sharon White in 2012 until recently deciding to make the move to Georgia to work with Pollard Eventing. Ashley’s goal is to be a future member of the US Equestrian Team and we are so lucky to have her at PE to help keep all the horses in tip-top shape! Ashley and her young mare “V” are currently competing at the intermediate level so keep your eyes peeled for this duo!