As children, Molly and her cousins rode the
family ponies on the beaches and ridge-top
trails of Inverness, California, a small beach
town on the Pt. Reyes Peninsula in California.
She experienced the joy of galloping over open
fields, jumping streams, falling off and getting
back on over and over... it was here that her
life's love began.
When her family moved to Sacramento, Molly
began training with Lindsey Pounds-Costigan
and later with Patty Ball, focusing on Hunters
and Equitation. She competed on her Appendix
Quarter horse Leger de Main, and later rode
Bennie, a big Dutch horse, in both hunters and
jumpers. They both taught her to think, focus,
and understand the highs and lows of the show ring.
Molly attended the University of California at Berkeley where she turned her attention to rowing.
When she graduated in 1990 she moved east to train with The United States National Rowing Team.
Nine years of training and competing in five World Championships, the Pan-American Games, and
two Olympic trials culminated in winning the gold medal in the World Rowing Championships in St. Catherines, Canada in the Lightweight Quadruple Sculls in 1999.
In 2001 Molly's childhood passion for horses caught up with her and she established Blue Star
Farms in Petaluma, California where she rehabilitated and retrained race horses: the welfare of Thoroughbreds who can no longer race but have a bright future as sport horses continues to be an
ongoing interest of hers.
During Molly's years at Blue Star Farms she competed on the A circuit as an amateur with trainers
Duncan and Gry McFarlane, Macella O'Neill and Hope and Ned Glynn on her beloved Holsteiner
Molly was living in Portland Oregon when she established Inverness Ridge Stables. She and her
students competed on the A circuit in the Pacific Northwest for a number of years until she decided
to move her business to the warmer climates of California and closer to her family. She has become
firmly established in Southern California and is here to stay.
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