grew up in Bellingham, Washington on her parents farm. Her
father a retired farrier of 30+ years and mother an avid horsewomen. Ann has been riding horses since
before she can remember. She has always been interested in the horses brain and figuring out how they think and why they do certain things. She competed through her young life in as many different events as she could from Western and English pleasure to reining, rodeo drill and barrel racing with whatever horse she was able to at the time. She also learned to start colts at the age of 14.
After high school, Ann moved to Orange County where she continued learning and gaining knowledge in horsemanship. Ann started working at the Anaheim Hills Saddle Club in 2009 teaching western and therapeutic lessons (she became PATH Int'l Certified) and training horses. During that time she was also going to school for business and studying under reining and cow horse trainers in the area. She also competed and coached students in ranch sorting, gymkhana and western performance.