Tracye has enjoyed the sport of hunter/jumper riding since the age of 5 where she started with Louise McConnell at Hillcroft Acres. After a successful junior career under the guidance of Dion Dana, Helen Gould and Wilson Dennehy, Tracye became a professional rider/trainer at the age of 18. While earning her degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder, she worked for Blue Cloud Farms. After graduating in 1985, Tracye formed her successful training and showing barn, Bristol Farms which later became Meridian Riding Club. Tracye’s Meridian Riding Club is now located at West Gait Stables in Arvada. In addition to owning and running Meridian Riding Club, Tracye also manages several horse shows per year.
As a professional in the hunter/jumper industry for over 25 years, Tracye is interested in continuing to see the sport thrive in this state. As a many time CHJA board member and committee chair, Tracye realizes the need for professionals in this industry to stay active in their state organizations. Being a native Coloradan and a mother of one, Tracye maintains an active role in ensuring the hunter/jumper industry remains the healthy and fun sport that has given her and so many others years of enjoyment. She believes, with work, CHJA can become a dominant and productive force in the regional and national hunter/jumper scene.