Autumn Hill Stables is a cutting-edge facility that can go the distance to help each student achieve their goals. We are a full service boarding and training facility in the heart of South Carolina. Our mission is to provide top quality care along with personalized training to produce the next generation of top athletes. We have a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility ready to meet your needs! Throughout the year, we attend multiple local through rated 'AA' shows, allowing rider multiple opportunities to compete and have fun! Whether you are a serious competitor, or just learning to ride for the first time, Autumn Hill is here for you!
About Autumn Hill
From a young age, Deanna Pratt has always wanted to work with horses. She began riding at the age of 3, with formal lessons starting at 5 at Lucky C Stables under the instruction of Susan and Gary Clark. When she was 8 years old, Deanna started competing at local shows throughout the Hudson Valley. As she grew older she began showing in more shows ranging from local shows to multiple 'AA' rated shows.
She qualified for many finals as a junior including Marshal and Sterling Finals for both Equitation and Hunter, CHJA Medal Finals, FWPHA Medal Finals, and WHVPHA Medal Finals. In 2008, Deanna won the Local Hunter Classic, now known as the HITS 2'6 Hunter, at Marshal and Sterling Finals aboard Stay Gold. In 2012, she won the WHVPHA Child/Adult 3' Medal Finals aboard Sky.
In the fall of 2012, Deanna started at Centenary College, now Centenary University, where she continued to develop her knowledge of horses and became a member of the IHSA team and Hunter/Jumper team. Deanna qualified for IHSA Nationals in the Novice Equitation over Fences and Novice Equitation on the Flat. At IHSA Nationals, Deanna won the Novice Equitation over fences aboard Miami Ohio's 'Butterfly'.
She graduated Centenary with a B.S. in Equine Studies, concentrating in Riding Instruction and Training the Horse in 2015 and then went on to Florida as an Assistant Trainer at Waters Edge Stables under Waddy Oursler and competed on the Florida circuit. In 2016, Deanna took the head trainer position at Ivy Rock Farms in New Windsor, NY where she developed their training program and brought clients to horse shows in the Hudson Valley. In Spring of 2017, Deanna decided to venture out on her own and open Autumn Hill Stables where she can use her knowledge and experience to work with the next generation of athletes.
Between her time at Centenary and her experience in the industry, Deanna has the skills to help you or your rider achieve your or their dreams! She has experience working with green and problem horses and the ability to see through a horse antics and see their potential. She has worked with multiple problem horses including ones with attitudes and spooking problems to help them become rideable by anyone and able to be used in lesson programs and at horse shows. Deanna can see potential in horses that others have written off and has the patience and determination to discover a way to help them shine.
Deanna's goal is to help each rider achieve their dreams, no matter how big or small they might be.