Daryl Kinney is an upper level event rider who has spent the last 9 years working and training with Denny Emerson at Tamarack Hill Farm. During this time, Daryl has competed several of Denny's horses, bringing them up through the levels. In 2015, Daryl and long time partner, Union Station, were able to make the move up to Advanced. While in college, she spent time in Belgium, working for Karin Donckers and in Germany, at the German National Riding School. In addition to woking at Tamarack, Daryl enjoys teaching clinics around the country.
She graduated from Johnson & Wales University’s Equine Business Management program in November of 2007. She is originally from Michigan where she competed through second level dressage and training level eventing. Daryl began teaching in Michigan at Providence Farm with Julie Blackburn where she also had the opportunity to sit on many horses including several thoroughbred race horses.
She moved to Rhode Island to attend school and began riding with Tom and Joan Davis at Flatlands Equestrian Center. At Flatlands, Daryl began teaching more and was able to become a Massachusetts Certified Riding Instructor. With the education and experience she learned there, she was able to go to Belgium for 3 months to work with Karin Donckers, a top FEI event rider. There Daryl, was able to gain experience riding upper level event horses and grooming at FEI competitions.
After returning to the U.S., Daryl returned to Flatlands where she bought a young Flatlands homebred, Character Witness, a thoroughbred cross by Reputed Testamony out of a Portrait Painter Mare. She continued working with Tom and Joan, teaching lessons, helping in the barn, riding, and competing. In the summer of 2007, Daryl was able to take one of the Johnson & Wales school horses, Luck of the Irish, to a USDF dressage show where she competed in third level. During the summer, Daryl was presented with the opportunity of going to the German National Riding School at the Westphalian State Stud in Warendorf, Germany. Through Johnson & Wales University, Daryl was able to attend the Riding School for her co-op and the completion of her college degree. While at the German Riding School, Daryl was able to ride many of the state stallions and receive lectures from top German vets, judges, and riders.