Ambassador Patty Stovel
Patty discovered the great style and comfort of the IRH helmets back in 2013.
"My IRH helmet is the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. I've always had a problem finding a helmet that fit my head until I was personally fitted by team IRH in Ocala"
Patty started her career riding with her Mom in CT for many years. In her final junior year, as a working student for the legendary George Morris, she was second in the AHSA Medal Finals on a 4 year old horse that she trained. After her junior years, she went to work for Brass Lantern Farms and Otis Brown (Brownie) of Nashville, Tn., where she and Brownie trained many successful Hunters and Jumpers. Some of their most notable successes were in the International Hunter Futurity, amassing 8 championships over the years.
After starting her own business, with the help of her husband, Ken, she purchased Mont Cenis, the horse that would ultimately define her career. As a 5 yr. old jumper prospect, they would form a partnership that would result in the team being the highest placed American (13th) in the1994 World Equestrian Games at The Hague in Holland.
In 1997, she began working for Top Brass Farms in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., where she discovered another horse that would bring her and owner Daryl Portela, tremendous success in the Hunter Ring. Coming out of the jumper ranks, Frascati was a perfect match for both Daryl and Patty, winning Horse of the Year honors in 1999 and 2000 in both the Regular Working and Amateur-Owner Hunter Divisions.
Going out on her own again, she formed a syndicate to buy Shandor 41 as a Grand Prix prospect. After two years, they won the prestigious 2005 American Gold Cup, being the only horse to jump a clear round. She also purchased a 3 yr. old jumper prospect in Argentina, Carigor Z, who turned out to be a very successful Grand Prix horse as well. She has shown many horses over the years to Horse of the Year titles and been Champion at some of the most prestigious horse shows in the country.
Now, her specialty is helping students achieve their goals, along with bringing young horses along to achieve success, both in the hunter and jumper ranks. She has had students go to the Equitation Finals at Harrisburg & The National, qualify for Zone Finals in the Adult Jumper Division and Win a Gold Medal in the Amateur Owner Jumper Zone Championships. Along with many students being Champion at such prestigious shows as Devon, Harrisburg and The National.