Michael Pollard Photo courtesy of Samantha Clark

Michael Pollard

In addition to being a full-time horseman, Michael Pollard and his wife Nathalie run Chatsworth Stud, a breeding and training facility in Chatsworth GA, home to Tamarack Hill’s Formula One, Gustav Schickedanz’s Songline, Halimey Go, LLC’s Halimey, Indian Creek Farm’s Rusticus and Querdolan Vitarel. 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 four beautiful, blonde children.

Career Highlights

• 2014 6th The Fork CIC***
• 2014 3rd Carolina International CIC*** and 2nd CIC**
• 2013 2nd Richland Park CIC***
• 2013 6th Jersey Fresh International CCI***
• 2012 Winner of Richland Park Advanced
• 2012 2nd Jersey Fresh International CCI***
• 2012 completed Rolex Kentucky CCI****
• 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
Kentucky CCI***

Nathalie and Sid Photo courtesy of Hoofclix.com

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 Thompson

Allison Thompson

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 Kehoe

Ashley Kehoe

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!

Abby Sell (Photo coming soon…)

Abby Sell grew up in Moorestown, NJ and loved horses and all animals from a very young age. She combined her love of animals with her natural business tenacity and started a pet sitting business at the age of 12 to raise money so she could take riding lessons. Her dedication towards horses allowed her to eventually work for several farms in exchange for riding lessons and riding privileges, which entailed competing in hunter/jumpers. Abby attended Burlington County College and started a collegiate riding team that competed in NJ, PA, DE and MD. After earning her Associates Degree in Deaf Studies, Abby developed and taught an equestrian summer enrichment program to several camp counselors from Urban Promise in Camden, NJ. Abby also enjoyed the opportunity of working for Debbie Adams Sport Horses from 2011-2013 where she was introduced to the world of eventing. She then worked for a European horse importer before coming across “the job of a lifetime” with Pollard Eventing.  Abby is an absolute rock star and we are so happy to have her at PE!