Caitlin Steimle began riding when she was 9 years old at Griffith Park Farms under the training of the late Rosey Reed. Rosey shaped Caitlin into a competitive 3’ Hunter on the ‘A’ Circuit and encouraged her to assist around the barn as a junior working student. This practical and educational opportunity inspired Caitlin to become a professional horseman. She went on to also study dressage, 3-day eventing, reining, cutting, team penning, natural horsemanship, driving, trick training, and stunt riding.
Caitlin attended Los Angeles Pierce College as an Equine Science major and was President of the Equestrian Team, Vice President of the Boots and Saddles Club, and Secretary of the Rodeo Team. She received honors from the college and Mayor Villaraigosa for evacuating horses during the 2008 fires and was featured in U.25’s 2008 summer issue with her horse, Remmington. During her college career, she worked as an instructor for Traditional Equitation School at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. She left TES to pursue a show jumping career and work for Far West Farms as a rider, instructor, and summer camp director.
Caitlin started training with Scott Lico in 2010 after the purchase of her show jumper Rio Del Oro. Her responsibilities at Scott Lico Stables include riding, teaching, advertising, and sales. Caitlin is a USHJA Certified Trainer and a member of the USHJA Young Professionals Committee. She believes in a comprehensive educational training program based on the American Forward Riding System.