About Kendyl Tracy
Horses have been a part of Kendyl Tracy’s life since before she can remember. Born in Denver, Colorado Kendyl started riding at the age of 5 when she and her sister started playing with miniature horses at Pony School. A few years later she started showing American Saddlebred horses, and was given an old Arab horse to run around on. She racked up impressive titles with her Saddlebreds, while Kendyl and her sister started getting creative with the old Arab, pulling sleds (snow or not) carts, and then jumping random objects they staged through the woods.
It was then, that Kendyl discovered Eventing at a local Pony Club event and she has never looked back. For her 13th birthday, she was thrilled to travel to Virginia to attend camp with David and Karen O’Connor, a couple of years later she went to work with David and Karen O’Connor and had her first taste of Eventing at the highest levels. After working in the O’Connor’s busy program, Kendyl went on to work for Jan Byyny with who she remained while also getting her bachelor’s degree in Business from George Mason University.
Kendyl began working for Lynn Symansky in the beginning of 2014. During her time at Lynn’s Kendyl traveled the world with Lynn and her horses learning the sport on an international level. She groomed at two World Equestrian Games, the Pan American Games, Aachen, Burghley, Badminton, the Olympics, the Kentucky Three-Day, as well as countless national and FEI horse trials. In her six years with Lynn, Kendyl wore many hats including barn manager and assistant trainer – riding and competing many of the horses that came through Lynn’s program.
While working for these top Eventers, Kendyl’s focus never wavered from her own competitive goals and she has had many top results including competing successfully at the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships five times and earning team medals and an individual bronze in 2007. She was honored to be named to the Developing Riders Training List in 2009, 2012, and 2013. She has brought several horses through the FEI levels and with her Thoroughbred, Ever So Lucky, Kendyl went on to compete at the Advanced level.
Kendyl has experience with a variety of horses from off-the-track Thoroughbreds to purpose-bred Warmbloods – she believes that patience and a proper program can bring out the best in any type of horse. Kendyl is dedicated to bringing horses through to the top level of the sport and has aspirations of representing her country in the sport of Three-day Eventing.