The People Behind The Ponies
As Director and founder, Joyce provides a safe, warm environment to learn horseback riding, teaching beginning to advanced riding skills, while having fun and enjoying a unique horse-centric experience!
Creativity and a natural ability to enable communication between horses and riders, Joyce teaches and applies her philosophy that horses are the conduit to learning and building positive human relationship skills. With skill and empathy, Joyce teaches her horseback riding students leadership abilities based on trust and clarity of understanding between horse and human. She loves to teach both fun-loving horseback riding groups as well as private horseback riding lessons. She organizes horseback riding, trail rides from out of the barn to parks, private ranches and other locales on the Treasure Coast and the Nature Coast.
Joyce has knowledge gained over thirty-nine years of experience, with many equestrian disciplines. She has trained and shown Saddleseat, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Hunters, Jumpers, Speed Events, Driving, Lower Level Eventing, Barrel Racing, and Foxhunting, as well as being involved in the industries of Thoroughbred Horse Racing and Standardbred Harness Racing. She was formerly certified to instruct by the Horseman Safety Association and a certified HSA Assistant Clinician.
Choyce, LLC., is her dream, one that is shared with any who venture into this wonderland of the horse world!
Horses are in Ann’s blood from both sides of her family. From her Mother’s side who immigrated from Ireland and started the First Stage Coach on Staten Island , NY.
Then on her Father’s side, her Great-Grandfather was a breeder and broker of horses, in Upstate NY. Furthermore her Great-Grandmother captured and trained her first horse, a free roaming mustang.
By the age of seven, Ann was riding and working “Any” horse she could. By eleven, she was showing Hunter-Jumper, Equitation; English and Western Pleasure; Barrels and Keyhole. But always and still most enjoys, fun and relaxing rides down the trail.
At fourteen, she was asked to start giving instruction to new riders and a whole new love started. “There is nothing better than seeing the face of a new rider when everything clicks” says Ann.
Through her love of the Equine and compassion for their spirit, Ann has rescued countless horses and also paired-up people and their equines successfully for over 30 years.
As in most labors of love, you must be able to pay for them. Ann has been in RV sales and then moved to Finance Manager.
Due to her Fiancé’s transfer to the Treasure Coast, from Central Florida, Ann has chosen our little company to share her love of horses with others. She in addition sells Real Estate with Weichert Integrity Group in Stuart , FL. Ann loves any business that she can help people to move closer to fulfilling their dreams and needs.
Feel free to ask for her by name when booking your next Trail Ride, Pony Party or Lesson.