Despite being a decorated international athlete and Olympian, Kasey’s greatest source of pride is providing her horses with the highest possible level of care. She is an advocate for fair training and treatment, and has made animal welfare the top priority for Team Believe.
Kasey started riding as a toddler. She joined her mom and sisters at the stable, and worked her way up from pony rides, to pony club, to eventing. In high school, she fell in love with dressage and committed herself to the sport. She earned numerous accolades while competing regionally in the pacific northwest, but earned national attention in 2013 while competing in small tour CDI’s with Goerklintgaard’s Dublet.
By 2015 the pair was competing in Europe for a spot on the Pan American team. They didn’t make the cut, but did well enough to earn attention from Debbie McDonald, who agreed to take them into full training.
One year later, in their first season at Grand Prix, Kasey and Dublet earned their spot on the Olympic team.
A dream come true, they were going to Rio.
Even after earning an Olympic bronze medal, the dream didn’t stop. Kasey and Dublet rank regularly in the top 5 internationally and have competed in numerous world cups, nations cups, and the world equestrian games.
Kasey marvels at Dublet’s propensity to get better with age, and is excited to put Team USA back on the podium in Tokyo 2021.
Be it training, shoeing, herding, or starting youngsters, Dana has an impressive track record and a reputation for being a true horsemen. He has “fixed” problem horses for numerous team riders, and is a master at de-escalating otherwise dangerous situations. When things feel complicated, Dana makes it simple. He has a calm energy, a keen eye, and is essential to Team Believe.