Equestly Riders

Our incredible Sponsored Rider Team helps develop and thoroughly test new products. With decades of combined experience, their insight helps us deliver comfortable, durable, and stylish products that professional and amateur riders alike will love!

Cindy Anderson Blank

Cindy Anderson-Blank is a 4-star level Event Rider who owns and operates Monarch Eventing, located in Kearneysville, West Virginia. Cindy focuses on development of horses and riders from beginning stages to advanced level. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Exercise Physiology from Oregon State University and is an ICP Level III instructor. She has over 20 years of experience training and competing horses and spent 10 years as the competition rider for Windchase Eventing. Cindy has numerous finishes at the Advanced level of Eventing and has earned top placing throughout the upper levels.

           Cindy grew up on a Ranch in Lakeview Oregon where she developed a passion for riding and love of the outdoors. These values of hard work and commitment have carried into her eventing career and development of Monarch Eventing. Cindy believes in patience and attention to detail in all aspects of the business and has a passion for starting young horses and teaching.

         Although most of Cindy’s days are focused on training or teaching and ways to become better at both, she enjoys painting and running and spending time with her Husband Gary and dog Mia. Cindy is devoted to the improvement of her skills as a trainer and teacher and tries to surround herself with a support group whose values are the same. She believes it is always a team effort in life and values having sponsors like Equestly who’s business morals and commitment to the quality are priority.

Victoria "Tori" Miller

Victoria “Tori” Miller was born and raised in New York and began riding, as many aspiring equestrians do, at a very young age. She took her very first lessons at age 5 and was immediately hooked! Tori was privileged to ride with Terry and Sue Williams of New York, who are most notably known as the owners of the show jumping stallion, Abdullah, who earned multiple medals at World Championships, World Cups, and the Olympics. Not only did she learn valuable lessons in the saddle, but also learned equally valuable lessons in horse care, grooming, and showing as they believed in doing all the hands-on care themselves.

           Although Tori has experience with many breeds and disciplines, her heart truly belongs out there galloping on the cross-country courses. Tori realized in 2013 that Eventing was her true passion, and where she wanted to focus all my energy for the future. Later that year she was accepted into one of the most well-known Working Student programs in the eventing community, Windchase Eventing, owned and operated by Olympian Phyllis Dawson in Purcellville, Virginia. Tori spent 3 years under the tutelage of Phyllis and her amazing team of assistant trainers, advancing up the levels. As a working student she was responsible for the care and training for over 50 horses on the property including foals and youngsters bred by Phyllis, client horses, and sale horses. Riding multiple horses a day, including my own, really sharpened my skills as an effective rider, and I learned the principles of running a successful training and sale program.

         In 2017, Tori was accepted as a Working Student for 4* International Event Rider Sara Kozumplik Murphy, based at Overlook Farm in Berryville, VA during the summer season, and Ocala, FL during the winter season. Sara’s husband, Brian Murphy is a Grand Prix international show jumper from Ireland, and was a valuable resource for improving my show jumping rounds. During Tori’s time with Sara Kozumplik in Florida she was able to successfully move her horse Like Magic up to Preliminary. Finally in 2018 Tori was able to fulfill a lifelong dream and start her own business: Paragon Eventing. Tori, as a growing small business owner, loves being supported by another growing business. It is for this, and many reasons, she is excited to have Equestly supporting her and Paragon Eventing.

Morgana McGrath

Morgan McGrath is an Intermediate/3* level rider from the Netherlands who currently calls Charles Town, West Virginia home. Morgan is focused on competing her horses and pursuing her long-term goals of representing her country on the international stage while also being a full-time student. She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in East Asian Studies with a minor in Linguistics where she graduated magna cum laude and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Georgetown University in the MASIA program. Morgan has worked for Windchase Eventing as a working student for 6 years and has had the opportunity to train consistently with some of the best riders in the USA.

           Morgan grew up all over the place; from California, to New Jersey, to the Netherlandsand more, but always was close with her mother who was on the US Equestrian team for endurance horse racing. Although she thought she wanted to be a figure skater for many years as a child and competed on the Dutch Junior team, her real passion was always the horses. Although it took her a little while to realize it since she didn’t want to do what her mom did, that was super uncool. Before coming to the only logical conclusion, she dabbled in dressage as a kid, but her true passion for horses wasn’t found until she discovered the sport of 3 Day Eventing. She saw the LRK3DE in 2014 and has been hooked ever since.

         Although Morgan’s life as an event rider is perhaps not the most conventional, the path she has taken has taught her hard work, dedication, and most importantly tenacity. Morgan is focused on improving her riding and doing the best she and her horses can while still enjoying the journey, wherever it may take them. She loves working with a company like Equestly because she has found support in like-minded, passionate, and hardworking people who encourage her dreams and goals no matter how impossible they may seem.

Anthony Forrest

Anthony is one of eight brothers, three of whom were born with severe disabilities. At a very young age, Anthony would accompany his brothers at their therapeutic riding lessons each week. It was then that his love for horses was born.

           Years later, Anthony was enrolled in the Middleburg Orange County Pony Club where he earned his HB certification and later his B certification with Loudoun Hunt Pony Club. As a proud Pony Clubber, Anthony often teaches clinics and ratings to various centers.

         Growing up with special needs brothers, Anthony loved working with the disabled and experienced the altruistic benefit horses provided to those with special needs. As the youngest certified bronze level USEF Para-dressage coach in the country, Anthony combines both his love for competitive sport and working with disabled athletes in the sport of dressage.

           Outside of coaching, Anthony has established himself at the top levels in both Eventing and dressage as an FEI CCI3* event rider, Prix St. Georges dressage rider and USDF Silver Medalist. Anthony also competes in show jumping and is a member of both Middleburg and Piedmont Fox Hounds.

           Anthony has loved joining the Equestly team as the company not only masters the art of quality and comfort in equestrian wear but is also American-owned and operated by fellow equestrians striving for gold.