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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reese Koffler -Stanfield - FEI Dressage Rider, USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer
Stanfield is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.S. Agricultural Economics and an M.A. in International Commerce and Diplomacy. She earned her USDF Gold Medal in 2005 on Jennifer Conour’s Fascination and is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level. With a lifelong background in horses shared with her family Stanfield is a full time professional horsewoman who has trained on a regular basis with Conrad Schumacher, and Kathy Connelly. Koffler shared her earlier pursuits with her sister and teammate Lindsay competing together at the North American Young Riders’ Championships representing Region 2.

Reese says that she is grateful for her sister and that, “We work well together and depend on each other for eyes and help. We also respect each other’s opinions, experience, and competence. My Mom is our head cheerleader and along with Dad, our biggest fan. She has been a great role model and has always taught us that if we are in a position to help someone or to volunteer, we should give back to our sport." Stanfield's mother Margie Koffler has been USDF Volunteer of the Year, and is now the chairman of the Governor's Advisory Council for the Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games.

Reese’s dad world-renowned ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Bruce H. Koffler is one of her biggest supporters. Reese is quick to add that even though her Dad doesn’t ride he has become a very discriminating observer, wonderful groom, and ardent supporter. “After years and years of sitting through lessons, clinics, and overseas study, my Dad knows Dressage.”

In 2006 Reese Koffler married her college sweetheart, Travis Stanfield a software engineer, and together they purchased the property in Georgetown, Kentucky which they are currently developing, keeping the name Maplecrest Farm established by her mother Margee who successfully raised top confrimation hunters until recently.

Reese’s family support is admittedly one of her strongest assets.

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