Helen has trained with:
Donald Kear a student of Charles de Kunffy, Henk
Van Bergen, Kathy Connelly, Pam Goodrich, Gary Rockwell, Karl Mikolka, Michelle Gibson, Dr Cesar Parra, Dotti Morkis, Annemieke
Vincourt, Tom Noone & Bent Jensen.
Gaining work experience through various barns in England, The West Indies & the USA, from Trail Riding
- Side Saddle - Show Hunters - Hunting - Cross Country - Showing Youngsters in Hand & Dressage. Working as a private
groom for ladies side saddle, & working & show hunters. Manager/trainer of hunters Peper Harrow Park, Surrey.
Exercise rider at McAlpine Event Stables, Surrey.
Whilst living on the island of Antigua
in the West Indies, Helen began a new business, Spring Hill Riding Club. The stable is still in existence today, offering riding,
training & pony club camps. With help, Helen formed the Antiguan Horse Society
which still competes inter-Island.
Training in the USA
In the mid 90's Helen
came to New England to train & compete. Starting her career in Dressage in the USA, at Apple Valley Farm with International Trainer & Judge - Kathy Connelly.
Helen purchased Nautical a SWB G & through consistent training, brought him to GP - he has since been sold & is now
Kathy Connelly provided me with a wonderful opportunity, with access to high quality training & horses. From
Kathy I gained a correct systematic approach to the training & a great foundation of the 'basics' along with emphasis
on the timing of the aids through half halts..
I had the pleasure of working with Dotti Morkis in Florida & NE with Nautical, whom I trained to & competed at GP. 'Nauti'; was
just beginning work on changes - I always video my lessons, & one of my favorites is of me & Nautical with Dotti -
she really brought the very best out in us - of course its on tape somewhere, I should dig it out for you all to see:) so
that you can appreciate her skill too. From Dotti I gained a greater insight into my application of the half halts,
how to use my body correctly, she is a stickler for position..
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Pam Goodrich I consider a mentor, love Pam! She has
helped me with all of my horses & is always available when I need help.
Michael Barisone, my current trainer & coach, helped me finish Donnersohn to GP 2014
& I am so thankful for all the support he has given, I continued to work with Michel 2015 winter season in Florida &
looking forward to more training.
I have participated in quite a few clinics with Karl Mikolka with Nautical. Karl is fun, exuberant & extremely
insightful - with many wonderful exercises that test the brain & the obedience of the horse.
Additionally participating in some clinics with
Tom Noone, Mike Poulin, Conrad Schumacher, Mike Poulin, Mikael Klimke &
Horses in Training with Helen:
FIG NEWTON Helen brought Newton to GP, successfully competing from 4th Level to GP with consistent scores in the
mid to upper 60's to 70%.
He is now retired from the GP circuit with Helen
& helps to teach students dressage & guide them through a test (what a good boy).
| Region 8 Championsips I-1
|Fig Newton & Jenn
|Neda Spring 2012
|Lisa Todaro & UFO-M
TROY UFO-M is competing GP 2015- SOLD to Lisa Todaro. A wonderful horse with lots of ring presence,
always in the ribbons. He is a big mover & not for a total beginner, would be a good fit for a competive young rider
wishing to advance on the young rider circuit.. Available for Lease....
DONNERSOHN AKA DEXTER
2012 PSG/I-1 2012. He is a registered Hanoverian Stallion by Donnerhall. He is
owned & trained by Helen Cast & Ann Fleisher. Qualfied for Region 8 at PSG & I-1, numerous FEI High Point
awards scores up to 71%, final National Ranking 4th USDF All Breeds Awards with a median score of 67% I-1.
PSG/I-1 Freestyle up to 71% NEDA FALL Championship Region 8 placing 3rd with a 68% achieving a wild card score for Nationals
in Kentucky. USDF All Breed Award I-1 Freestyle placing 3rd Nationally
2014 GP 65% Made Region 8 Championship line up!
2015 GP 65%@ Global & Donnersohns 1st GP CDI! 69.6% 1st Place White Fences.
|NEDA FALL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013