One of the most inspirational women in the horse industry today, Whitney Bicknell needs little introduction. She has been riding and training horses her entire life. She has trained and attended clinics with some of the finest equestrians here in the United States in all areas of horse development.
A sampling of her teachers
David and Dee Pellegrini at Aintree Farms, Melanie Smith Taylor, Bill Hoos, John Lyons, Curt Pate, Dan (Buck) Brannaman, Pat Pareilli, Karen O’Conner, Sally O’Conner, Captain Mark Phillips, Mike Huber and Heather Morris at Gold Chip, Ralph Hill, Jim Eldridge and Dana Gilbert at Stonegate Manor, Lee and Sean Johnson at Runnymede and Jan Michie at RoadRunner Farm.
Whitney grew up on her family farm in Southlake, Texas where she was a member of the United States Pony Club and rode competitively in Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country Events through high school. She attended Texas A&M University as a pre-vet student where she was a student coach for the NCAA National Champion Equestrian Team. While in school she worked part-time assisting veterinarians at the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital and Banfield Pet Hospital until her graduation in 2010.
Upon graduation she moved to Lexington, Kentucky to work in the racehorse industry. After several years as a member of the highly successful McPeek Racing Team she has ventured out on her own utilizing her life long equestrian experiences to build a better race horse.
Whitney's twin sister Lauren is also an accomplished equestrian. While living in London where she was an investment banker she rode in Hyde Park along with the Queen's Household Cavalry out of the Knightsbridge Barracks and Stables. She is currently living in New York City enjoying equestrian weekends in the country at Patti Patterson's Spring Meadow Farm in New Hope, PA.