Colin McIntosh

Colin is our resident Olympian who competed for New Zealand on the Olympic show jumping team.

He is also one of the very few recognized International Expert (Level 4) show jumping coaches and is recognized as a Equestrian Sport New Zealand elite show jumping coach.

A lifelong equestrian, who began his show career at a young age and was successful in the show arena nationally winning most of the NZ show jumping titles many times including winning 7 World Cup Classes and represented New Zealand internationally on several teams. Colin is also known for his passion in developing coaching standards to improve the quality of coaching for horses and riders. Colin co-wrote the New Zealand coaching program, which is recognized by the International Group for Qualification and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. He served as a coaching assessor until moving to the United States in 2004. Colin and Toni were the co-directors of New Zealand's richest show jumping event. They also co-directed the Derby Championships, which were held at their stables.

Career Highlights
Trainer/producer of many grand prix winners and numerous other successful showjumpers and eventers.
Trained NZ young rider showjumping teams.
Trained many of New Zealand's top eventing and showjumping riders.
Member New Zealand Showjumping Committee and Executive Committee.
Winner seven World Cup qualifier events.
Two-time New Zealand Grand Prix Rider of the Year.
Four-time Winner New Zealand High Jump Title.
Competed/Trained in Japan, Australia, USA, Korea, England, New Caledonia.
Member of team selector committee for New Zealand.
Member New Zealand Team Samsung FEI Competition (1993).
Member New Zealand Olympic Team, Showjumping in Seoul (1988).
Represented New Zealand World Cup Qualifier in Australia (1982).
Winner New Zealand Horse of the Year Title (1987).
Represented New Zealand three-day eventing in Australia (1971-72).
Competed in Dressage in Australia (1971-72).

Toni McIntosh

Toni is an accomplished Grand prix show jumper and has been competing in Grand prix and World cup show jumping competitions for many years with great success with many wins to her credit.

She enjoys Coaching riders who want to step to the next level and takes a holistic approach not just focusing on riding, but everything that can help you become a winning team.

Toni has a great eye for your next horse and has being very successful at pairing riders with their next equine partner.

Toni won her first horse grand prix at the age of 14. Regarded as a very stylish and accomplished competitor, Toni has ridden all around the globe and spent time training in the United States with leading hunter/jumper trainers. Toni has produced and sold Grand Prix horses that have been exported around the world. Toni jumped on the New Zealand Grand Prix and World Cup circuit with a team of very competitive horses until moving to the USA in 2004 and is now enjoying competing successfully in Grand Prix here in the USA. Not one to only focus on riding and training, Toni is a TV commentator, providing expert commentary for several major events.

Toni is also famous for her Green Theme which can be seen where ever she competes.

Career Highlights
Rode for New Zealand at Longines Los Angeles Masters CSI5*(2014).
Winner $20,000 CWD Grand Prix of Sonoma (2014).
2nd, $40,000 Shaklee Grand Prix of Sonoma (2014).
Auckland World Cup Final, 6th (2001).
Gisborne World Cup Qualifier, 4th (2001).
Horse of the Year National Championship Grand Prix, 5th (2001).
Lady Rider of the Year, 5th (2000).
Horse of the Year National Championship Grand Prix, 4th (2000).
Olympic Qualifier, 6th Place (2000).
Hawera Grand Prix Winner (1999).
New Zealand Showjumping Equitation Championship, 2nd (1991).
New Zealand Pony Club Showjumping Individual Champion and team silver (1988).
Telebra Stakes Winner (1987; most prestigious young horse class in New Zealand).
Numerous other Grand Prix placings and wins.

Casey McDonald

Casey started riding at age seven on a little white pony on the local show circuit. As an amateur rider she rode and worked as a working student with trainers such as Maggie Seipel, Allen Swafford, Debbie and Tommy DiVecchia, and Courtney Calcagnini; she competed on the A and AA circuit in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation throughout Texas and surrounding area. In 2007 Casey and her horse CR Tacori were USEF Zone 7 Horse of the Year Champions in the Junior Hunters and Casey also placed 3rd on Windswept Farms', Maxwell Smart in the same division. After a successful several years showing in Texas, Casey moved to Fresno and went on to compete for the Fresno State NCAA Equestrian Team. She has worked as a working student and professional assistant for several hunter/jumper farms in Texas and California. Her wonderful personality, work ethic and desire to teach in a positive and fun environment make her a great member of the team.

Lucie Wharton

Lucie Wharton is a influential and well known equitation and jumper trainer throughout the bay area. After arriving from the East coast Lucie opened her own business and won numerous Grand Prix with her own Bandit, a New Zealand Warmblood. Lucie was also the 2012 Winner of the $10,000 Northern California Triple Crown of Hunter Derbies at Leone Equestrians and helped many of her students to success in various medal finals including Foxfield and Norcal. Most recently she has invested herself in bringing along green jumpers, including her own horse Lotto who was 3rd in the six year old suitability finals and 7th in the 7 year old suitability finals at 1.35M. Lucie is an experienced horse woman who assists in barn management while using her detail oriented teaching style to focus on equitation.

Jennifer Whitworth

Beginning her riding career in England on the evening track Jenny comes from a diverse and well varied equestrian background. Whilst growing up in England she attained her "B" British Pony Club rating and British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor status. Jenny has worked for several eventing, dressage, and show jumping trainers in England, France, and the United States and uses her array of knowledge to create thought-provoking, challenging lessons for McIntosh Stables riders to overcome.