Stacy Bettler grew up on a small horse farm in Furlong, Pennsylvania. She and her sister were fortunate enough to have their own horses to ride plus a friend who frequently dropped off a project horse for them to help train. It was that frequent project horse, and their friend who would teach them not just about riding, but about horsemanship as well. Taking lessons and showing, Stacy often dreamt of showing in the Junior Hunter division.
Eventually, she would pilot her horse, Cincinnati to many championships, qualify for the Devon Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, and even earn ribbons at the Harrisburg National Horse Show. She ended up 11th place in the country her last junior year. After graduating high school, Stacy taught at a few small farms.
Hired for her most important job yet, Stacy started teaching at a large farm in Norristown. There, she taught lessons and trained many green horses. Eventually, she took on the entire program there,which included breaking and training their Thoroughbreds to go to the racetrack. Soon enough, she found her love of the racetrack. Stacy galloped racehorses for the next 10 years.
In 2009, Stacy moved to Maine to be closer to her family. It was then that she returned to her roots, the hunters/jumpers. She now is an assistant trainer at Seahorse Stables in Belfast, Maine where her sister, Jessica is the head trainer. She is also the IEA Coach for Team Seahorse. With such a similar background and foundation, they make a great team!