Priscilla Godsoe started riding horses 30 years ago, but that was as soon as she could be propped upright on a horse at her grandmothers farm in Hockessin, DE. Under tutelage of her grandmother and mother, Laura; she would go on to win countless hunter and equitation championships and numerous Best Child Rider awards with her spectacular ponies; Captain Crunch, Casey Jones, and most special of all Chocolate Kiss. At the age of thirteen she would start fox hunting with her mom at the Lewisville Hunt Club in Fair Hill, MD while continuing to keep up with horse showing and bringing along ponies. Priscilla credits this experience in the hunting field as one of the most important parts to her approaches to training as she got older.
Priscilla didn't start riding jumpers until 2007 when she traded two horses to get her first jumper; Jeremiah, an Irish Sport Horse. Together the two would have three very successful years together. Priscilla's first puissance wall, first mini prix, three top five USEF/USHJA year end awards in 2007, 2008, and 2009, qualifying and competing three years in a row for Devon, M&S, NAL, WIHS Finals.
It didn't take Priscilla long to find out she loved the excitement of the jumper ring and she continued to show her horses Ganowe 2, Jeremiah, Judge Beautiful, and rode a horse for owner Jim Paxson; Excess Baggage. In 2009 Priscilla would go on to be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th for the USEF, USHJA Zone 2 Championships with Excess Baggage, Ganowe 2, Jeremiah, and Judge Beautiful - a feat that so far has yet to ever be completed by another rider in one year.
Following the success of 2009 Priscilla decided that she would turn in her amateur status and pursue a career in horses along side her grandmother at her farm in Nottingham, PA. At this time Priscilla continued to compete Ganowe 2 in the 1.40 Grand Prix's, and had developed a young horse; LaGrange for the 5, 6, & 7 Year Old Young Jumper Champions. LaGrange in his 5 year old year would go on to place 5th for the year 2010 in USEF/USHJA Zone 2 standings.
In 2013 Priscilla decided to grow the business and move into the current location at The Covert Farm where she has been training young horses, coaching children and adults up through the 1.15m High Child/Adults, she has had two successful trips to the United States Pony Jumper Finals in Kentucky with a 2015 Bronze Medal Team performance coaching Claire Jones. Many of Priscilla's students have finished in the top ribbons at the USHJA Zone Finals, the Devon Horse Show, Princeton Child/Adult Nations Cup, and many more year end awards.
Along with coaching others Priscilla continues her own education throughout each year and as often as possible by training with Chris Kappler, Kevin Babbington, Cian McDermott, Albert Voorn, Capt. John Ledingham, Daan & Niels Nanning, Laura Chapot, Joe Fargis, and George Morris. By remaining the forever student Priscilla believes that there is much more to learn as horsemen and women and she is forever grateful to the kindness and support that all of these top professionals have given her.