At age three, Nathalie Cooper began her lifelong adventure in riding under the guidance of her grandfather, USEF Hall of Fame Inductee, Morton “Cappy” Smith. Her family has built a legacy in the riding community through competitions, running a barn and training others to ride. Horsemanship and the art of riding has always been a family tradition for Nathalie. This love of family, riding and horses has cultivated a genuine passion in Nathalie to help others gain a similar one-of-a-kind experience.
Nathalie is a tremendously successful rider. She has won multiple awards for her riding and horsemanship as a child as well as an adult. After moving the California in 2007 she continued developing her strong riding ability winning several west coast medal finals. Most recently Nathalie has been very successful competing with several new mounts in the upper level jumpers, placing in several Grand Prix’s and winning her first Grand Prix in 2015.
Carrying on in her family’s tradition, Nathalie created Acorn Farm which has had remarkable success in equitation and hunter/jumper competitions with many championship titles. Nathalie allows her student’s true talent and abilities to shine through in every lesson and show experience. She understands that this success can only be realized through a family-like bond between horse, rider and trainer.