Ashley Owen, from Collierville TN, has had a passion for horses from a young age. Ashley began her horseback riding career at age 6 and along the way rode with local trainers Beanie Cone, Leslie Gattuso, and Frank Hernandez, as well as Michele Thompson from Knoxville, TN.
As a junior, Ashley had experience in the American Quarter Horse Association, United States Equestrian Foundation, and West Tennessee Hunter/Jumper Association. Over her youth career she placed top five at the All American Quarter Horse Congress twice and place top ten at the American Quarter Horse World Championship show three separate times. She also had numerous local wins. Ashley also worked at Judy’s Tack Shop and is knowledgeable in equine equipment and attire.
Ashley moved to St. Petersburg, FL in May of 2015 to pursue her professional training and riding career. She worked at Lesley Cox Equestrian as an assistant trainer directly under Lesley Cox for 18 months; and has since opened Owen Equestrian. Since moving to Florida, Ashley has achieved success on the show circuit; which includes winning the Fox Lea low derby, placing 7th and 8th at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and numerous top ribbons at the CFHJA shows.