From her first lessons as a 3 year old on Bogart----
To her first USEA Training Level Event on her OTTB!!----
CROSS COUNTRY PHASE--
STADIUM JUMPING PHASE--
Congratulations to IRIDE student, Kimberly Wallace winning her USDF Silver Medal!!
AS A PROFESSIONAL TRAINER AND INSTRUCTOR, I WELCOME AND ENCOURAGE ALL FEEDBACK ON ALL ASPECTS OF MY BUSINESS AND SERVICES.
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM (AS WELL AS POINTING OUT WHAT WE DO WELL) HELPS TO KEEP THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF QUALITY AND CUSTOMER VALUE AT IRIDE.
I AM GRATEFUL AND HUMBLED BY THE COMMENTS I HAVE RECEIVED TO DATE--
"Mary McGuire Smith should be the first name on every one's list of Professional Dressage Trainers.
Mary provides excellent instruction with a positive, relaxed approach and enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of Dressage with her students and strives to help them reach their goals.
Her dedication, patience and love for horses has contributed to her success in the horse world.
Her knowledge and experience makes Mary a highly recommended equine business consultant and manager. her honesty and "matter of fact" manner is effective in helping people succeed in the equine industry.
Mary is the one to turn to!"
---Beth Parker, Stable Manager, Grand Prairie Stables, Vero Beach, FL
---June 30, 2011 on LinkedIn.com
"Mary McGuire Smith is a trainer from whom you will benefit greatly from and enjoy working with. She is honest, professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. I highly recommend her services."
---Andrea Barkett, attorney at law, Vero Beach, FL (IRIDE student since 2007)
---June 27, 2011 on LinkedIn.com
Mary is a great example of a true Equestrian Professional from start to finish. I first met her when she was running a nearby equestrian facility and I was contracted to teach stadium and XC jumping during summer camp in '08. I was immediately struck by her rare and magical mix of professionalism, personal magnetism, depth of knowledge in her field and sense of humor. Since then, I have hired her many times as a clinician at my farm and have received only glowinng reviews from the participants, myself included. It's too bad that I can only pick three attributes in the above boxes. If I could pick them all I would (Great Results: Superlative work from concept to final output. Personable: works well with colleagues and clients. Expert: deep and detailed knowledge of the subject. Good Value: Excellent work at a reasonable cost. On Time: punctual at each step of the process. High Integrity: Trustworthy, consistent and reliable. Creative: Inventive, out of the box ideas and implementation.) I highly recommend her."
---Kimberly Wallace, owner/trainer at Fairhaven Farm, Rome, GA
---June 18, 2011, on LinkedIn.com
"Working with Mary is rewarding, fun and my horse stays relaxed and eager. I can't wait for the next lesson. Mary speaks to me so that I understand what I should do and what I should be "feeling". I highly recommend her services."
---February 22, 2011, on RateMyHorsePro.com
"I have been a student of Mary's for 18 years and my son has has been a student for 3 years. She is a fantastic person and instructor. we love her and recommend her fully."
---January 28, 2011, on RateMyHorsePro.com
(Recommendation for other work--)
"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Mary Smith for a year long local political campaign where she served as my campaign manager. I found her to be professional, very well organized, and motivated. Her ability to focus on multiple and simultaneous internal and external projects and processes during the campaign's organizational and implementation was uncanny. Mary's attention to detail, correctness, written and oral communication skills are outstanding. I am very pleased to have experienced the opportunity to work with her."
---Bill McMullen, Candidate for Sheriff, Indian River County, FL
---September 17, 2008, on LinkedIn.com
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