North Star Morgan Americana - 2001 Judges

Muffy Seaton, Carriage Division


Muffy Seaton from Bluemont, Virginia, is a well- known driver, trainer, and breeder of driving ponies. She has been an active CDE and Pleasure Driving competitor, judge and clinician for the past 17 years, as well as serving on ADS & AHSA driving committees and being the Mid-Atlantic Regional ADS Representative for three years. She is a Registered AHSA and ADS judge in Pleasure, Combined Driving and Driving Dressage.

With her Dartmoor pair of "Fleas", she has won every major Combined Driving Event in the East and in 1997 was invited to represent the United States at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in England where she placed third overall and was the highest placed American. She has been the AHSA National Pony Champion since it's inception in 1998, first with a four in hand and since with her pair.

As a clinician, Muffy believes that there has to exist a strong bond of confidence between the driver and the driving horse in order to have a safe and happy turnout. She stresses communication and trust in all her training sessions. She feels that without communication, there can be no trust and therefore no teamwork between driver and horse. Last year, Muffy released a book and a video called "Bending the Driving Horse" that outlines her training methods of producing balanced happy driving horses.

You can send email to Muffy at fourfleas@aol.com. (But as you can see, she's a very busy person, so she may not have time to reply.)


More information about Muffy Seaton is available from the following websites, or go to your favorite search engine and enter "Muffy Seaton".
Videos by Muffy: www.carriagedrivingessentials.com/videos.htm
Muffy at an Event: www.carriagedriving.net/features/archives/fetters.html
Muffy's Dartmoor Stallion at stud: www.studbook.com/sl/senrufjehad.html
"Ask Muffy!" column: ntxwhip.airweb.net/info.html
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Last updated on Jul 21, 2001
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