Carole and Chuck Grant were one of the forefounders of Dressage in United States. They started training Dressage Horses at their farm Shine-a-Bit in 1978. Carole credits her late ex-husband, Chuck Grant, second inductee to the United States Dressage Federation Hall of Fame, with helping her "get into the mind of the horse."
Carole has trained many students from National to International Competitions. She has helped her students achieve their goals in competitions. Carole's most well-known student is Betsy Rebar Sell, who rode Wonderful Walden to the Team Gold Medal at the 1999 Pan-Am Games.
Tonya started working in Dressage following her parents footsteps in 2000. She truly believes in her father's Chuck Grant's famous quote "Ask frequently; expect little or nothing; reward generously." She applies this to her teachings everyday as she trains young horses.
"As a trainer, Carole always gives 110% - whether you are the first or last ride of the day. She gives you her complete attention and enthusiasm.She makes the exercises WORK for you. She is quick to diagnose what the problem is and makes it simple to get where you are headed. The horses Carole has chosen for me have always suited me perfectly."
Betsy Rebar Sell Team Gold Medalist, 1999 Pan-Am Games