Emma Ford originated from North Devon, England, and was raised in the hunt field with her dad as Master of the Foxhounds and surrounded by horses. She grew up in the Pony Club system, receiving her “B” designation and culminating with jumping at the Horse of the Year Show in 1991. After completing her BS at the University of Wales, she moved to the United States to follow her passion for horses.

Emma managed Adrienne Iorio’s Advanced event horses for seven years outside of Boston, Massachusetts, then moved on to Phillip Dutton’s barn in West Grove, Pennsylvania. She has groomed at almost every four-star event in the world and has been a member of the US Eventing Team at multiple Olympic, World, and Pan American Games. Over the years, in addition to eventing, Emma has had the opportunity to turn horses out at many upper level show-jumping competitions, including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, as well as work for a promising young dressage rider at many upper level dressage shows.

By Emma Ford

World-Class Grooming for Horses: The English Rider’s Complete Guide to Daily Care and Competition