Kyle  Rothfus

Kyle Rothfus

Kyle Rothus began working with horses at age 13 by cleaning stalls for a private barn in Pennsylvania where he grew up. He did some trail riding and competed in small local shows a few times through high school. When he left college, he was offered a working student position at Hilltop Farm in Maryland where he got to work with Barbara Strawson as well as Scott Hassler, both top Dressage trainers.
Kyle moved to the Detroit area in March 2013, and found an OTTB gelding that was available for lease. He leased him for a few months before he found his forever horse at the end of August 2013.
Kyle was accepted to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project's 2015 Thoroughbred Charities of America Thoroughbred Makeover with Lady MacJazz, a 2009 mare by Shakespeare out of Jazz Lady (Indian Charlie). Although he ended up not going to the competition, the time spent preparing her for the Makeover prepared him to start helping other people improve the bond they have with their horses.