About Francie Dougherty!

An avid horsewoman since childhood, Francie Dougherty has pursued her love of horses with exuberance and joy throughout her life!

She brings a unique blend of experience with all disciplines of the sport horse world - from her early days with Pony Club on through fox hunting, eventing and Grand Prix level Dressage work. Additionally, her many years of service as a highly regarded veterinarian and her always inquisitive and investigative mind have led her to combine her unique talents to a high level of understanding of correct biomechanics for both the horse and rider.

She currently accepts a limited number of students, so that she can mentor and develop with her full devotion. Her students have gone on to work with such luminaries as Jimmy Wofford, Denny Emerson, George Morris, and Alex Chterba, and Ian Sillich.

She delights in taking on a rider of any level and the horse as an athlete and to bring out their full potential as an athletic mount and rider.

Francie makes her home in Poolesville, MD with her husband Philip Snoy, DVM and her daughter Julia.

Francie Dougherty and the famous Retina


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