Kathy has a lifetime of experiences with horses. She was raised in Radnor Hunt country where her grandfather, John T. McNerney, a well renowned horseman, managed several farms. John taught more than 50 students a week to ride while training, buying, selling and operating a hunting stable in the Radnor Hunt country. He had a fine reputation as a talented and well respected horseman and fox hunter extraordinaire.
John operated Oak Springs Farm with his son Jack McNerney. Kathy grew up riding here, fox hunting at the age of five and joining pony club at six. Throughout her childhood, she competed in games, rallies, hunter trials, events and horse shows. She enjoyed showing on the Florida circuit as a teen and continues to compete to this day. Kathy worked as a professional horseman at several stables including Maple Leaf Farm of Malvern and the White Horse Farm of Berwyn. She served as a professional whipper-in for the Radnor Hunt through the late 80’s and 90’s and is an avid fox hunter.
Kathy now resides in Elverson with her beloved husband John and two sons Leif and Brendan. Her passion is riding, training and teaching. She loves living in the area because it offers so many wonderful opportunities for riding. A member of the Cochran Hunt and Oley Valley Combined Training Association, Kathy currently trains under Sally Cousins but enjoys attending clinics to learn and improve her skills whenever possible. She likes to share her enthusiasm for riding by introducing her students to fox hunting and eventing. For the past several years, she has been the chef d’quipe for the OVCTA event team to encourage young riders to participate in the sport of eventing.