Beginning her Junior Riding career in 1978, Carole Wilson began riding and training with Margie Goldstein-Engle, who has broken world records, won 6 World Cups and 20 National Cups. She loved the experience so much that Carole continued to train with her and has had the privilege to absorb Margie’s riding knowledge .
She then went on to dominate the competition for ten years until December of 1987 when Carole declared Professional Status with United States Equestrian Federation.
“I spent two semesters attending college at Edison Community College and taught a little on the side. In the summer of 1988 I formally opened my barn & traded my text books for a Professional Career as a rider & trainer. Thus the beginning of Winstar Farm” – Carole Wilson.
That is only a small part of the story though. During the years from 1983 to 1987 she qualified and successfully competed in Junior Jumper Prix Des States Competition representing Zone 4 held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (you must be in top 4 of your Zone to qualify). During that same period Carole qualified and competed 2 horses for Junior Jumper Division at Washington International Horse Show (you must be ranked in top 35 in Country to be entered).
With so many achievements under her belt, Carole began to teach full time and her students and horses qualified for major shows such as the M&S League National Finals: in Bit-O-Straw, HITS Hunter, Children’s Hunter, Children’s Medal, & Children’s Jumper divisions, where they won numerous ribbons. During the late 1980’s to the early 200o’s she hosted many clinics at her Winstar Farm with top professionals such as Frank Chapot, Greg Best, , Chris Kappler, Sue Ashe, and Michael Dennehy.
Not only has Carole been a much sought after trainer but she is very active in the “Judging” world and has been on a number of Show Committees.