Originally from Connecticut, Ann started riding as a Pony Clubber. Her twelve-year involvement with Pony Club provided ample exposure to combined training and dressage. After studying Animal Science and Business at the University of Connecticut for 2 years, Ann took a leave of absence from college to be a working student for Pam Goodrich. "And I never went back!" she laughs. Ann worked for Pam for 6 years and continued to train with her for another 9 years after that. For the last 10 years she has had her own training, teaching and freestyle choreography business.