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Jeanne Smith


Jeanne started riding at 8 years of age and gained competition mileage showing Hunters/Jumpers until she turned 18. At that point she met Gordon Wright and was fortunate to be able to study under him for the next 5 years. In 1980 Jeanne moved on to open her own H/J business in Landrum, South Carolina. Jeanne has extensive experience with both young and problem horses as well as producing quality riders on horses with a correct foundation. Because of her teaching and training system, she has enjoyed a very successful showing career, competing & pinning in the top 10 in the International Hunter Futurity. Jeanne still loves taking clients to shows in addition to training young horses and horses with lead change problems. She is also the head coach for Wofford College riding team and has her big ‘R’ judging license.



Emily van de Merwe
Emily excels at working with children and starting beginner riders. Being the mother of three children she is great at providing a structured and fun environment for kids to build their confidence and learn a solid foundation of riding skills. She started riding at the age of 3 and later trained with top trainers in the business. As a Junior and Adult Amateur she competed on the Hunter/Jumper “A” circuit. She has a love for teaching and her students.  She is also coach of Clear View Farm’s IEA Team.


Gisele O’Grady
Gisele O’Grady is an experienced international rider and competitor. Originally from Cork, Ireland Gisele started riding at the age of 13 under the guidance of one of Ireland’s greats, Robert Splaine, Ireland’s Show Jumping Team’s Chef d’equipe. Her first job as a professional rider was schooling green horses for Allan and Aoife Mc Sweeney, who specialize in developing young horses for International Eventing Competitions. To broaden her experience she moved to New Zealand where she rode for Claire and Simon Wilson, who are FEI Jumper Competitors. Gisele has extensive experience ranging from developing babies to finishing horses for the show ring as well as being an active rider competing in the Hunter and Jumper rings at horse shows on the Local level through the A Circuit. Today, in addition to her riding duties, she also shares her experience working as a ground person and trainer helping other riders improve their skill sets. Clear View Farm is proud to have Ms. O’Grady as a member of our professional staff.