Penny Piersol, Owner and Trainer at Cedar Fox Farm and Piersol Performance horses.
Penny’s passion for horses started at a young age and developed throughout college and afterwards. Her junior years found her competing in the hunter/equitation ring in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut under the watchful eye of Key Raider. Averett University provided a formal education in training and teaching (BS degree in Equine Studies) and the opportunity to event. After college Penny learned from working alongside several great horsemen and women - Joanna Hall Glass, Danny Robertshaw, and Bruce Davidson among others. Freelance work included breaking young thoroughbred horses for Tish Winchel at Freshet Farm as well as starting and developing horses for many clients in and around Unionville.
Penny's training program focuses on what works best for each horse - they are not rushed out the door and only a few are in training at a time. Her diverse background with racehorses, hunters, event horses, combined driving horses and western performance horses has taught Penny that a program rooted in basics is key. Penny’s keen eye for horses can always pick out a winner. The horses coming out of the Piersol Performance Horses program, with their quiet demeanor and personable attitudes, provide proof that the program is a success.
Penny enjoys coaching riders, helping them to get the most from their horses. Whether you want to be more competitive or just want to improve your riding, Penny's experience, along with her riding and training abilities, can offer couples therapy for you and your horse.
Phillip Piersol, Assistant Trainer at Piersol Performance Horses.
Phillip has been riding horses and assisting his mom, Penny, since he was a young boy. He has backed and started many 2 year old horses and ponies. He started, trained and finished his current calf roping horse and partner, Doc.
Phillip is currently interning with Matt Palmer of Palmer Performance Horses.
2013 National High School Rodeo Finals qualifier
2013 Central PA Youth Rodeo Association Reserve All Around Cowboy
2012 Central PA Youth Rodeo Association Champion Calf Roper