Head Trainer/Instructor - ARICP Certified, 1996
Mr. Prettyman is a Hunter/Jumper instructor and trainer with over 25 years of experience. He is a unique horseman; a trainer with an unusually intuitive understanding of all types of horses and people. He can recognize a horse or student’s strengths and weaknesses, and suggest ideas to challenge each.
“My goal is to provide people and horses with the guidance needed to bring out their greatest potential. I am dedicated to helping and caring for those who choose and trust my services. I have and expect, compassion, dedication, and respect toward our four-legged-friends, and want to share this common goal in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere that promotes progress and success.”
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Jamey has coached nationally recognized young riders, saddled and trained young sales and show prospects for the Hunter/Jumper ring, trained as many as 15 client horses at a time, and has assisted in developing sales videos and marketing materials for show and sale.
But the award he is most proud of is his “Outstanding Coach - ‘A’ Teams” presented by the National Capital Equitation League in 2000-2001.
Currently, Jamey develops, teaches, trains, and coaches students at Pickwick, trains sales horses, manages the Pickwick 40-horse facility, competes in the Maryland, DC area, and participates in the management and organization of the Howard County Horse Show Association.
Summertime finds Jamey with Pickwick riders at “A”, “B”, or schooling shows almost every weekend. During the winter Pickwick’s NCEL team competes every month from November through March. Jamey and riders also travel to Florida to compete for 3 weeks in the winter.
Ms. Prettyman-Caruso, Jamey’s sister, is a USEF instructor and trainer with over 25 years of experience. She is also a USEF “r” level Hunter/Jumper Judge.
Lyndi teaches and coaches beginners through upper level riders in the Maryland and Washington, DC region. She teaches at Pickwick twice a week, and can be found assisting her students at shows when she isn’t judging.