Blue Hill Farm

Missy Ransehousen

Missy Ransehousen, 2011 USEF PARA COACH OF THE YEAR, has made her own mark on the equestrian world through her chosen sport of Eventing. Many would view her to have an obvious advantage of growing up with an Olympic legend (her mother), but proving herself in this sport has been based on hard work & dedication. When you grow up in the shadow of a three-time Olympian, you work hard, develop your own style, and choose what you love the most.....Coaching & Eventing!

Missy established herself as an outstanding rider early in her career. As a Young Rider, she brought home the Gold Medal from the 1988 Young Rider Championships, where she was also awarded the Good Sportsmanship Award. She received the Markham Trophy, USET's Highest Placed Young Rider at Fair Hill CCI*** in 1989 and continued to focus on her riding career in 1995 as a member of the Three Day Event Team for the Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There the Team won the Silver Medal.

Since then Missy has continued to build upon her own career and has developed a strong training program with a barn full of dedicated clients & students.

BG at Rolex 08 Her recent competitive partners include Carlingford's Taldi and Critical Decision, otherwise known as BG (Big Guy), who has successfully competed in France, England & brought home a 3rd place prize from Rolex in 2008. B.G can also be seen in the dressage ring competing at 3rd & 4th level and in February 2009 he was high score 3rd Level at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby! In 2010 he returned again to achieve High Score at 3rd Level and won his 4th Level test 2 class as well! He is a multi-talented horse who is the 2009 Silver Stirrup National Award Champion for Advanced Level 3 Day & 3rd Level Dressage.

Recent competitive seasons have been transitional ones for Missy, as she set aside her own competitive aspirations to coach the Paralympic team. Missy is developing several young event horses and is seeking to fill the big shoes that BG has left behind.

In addition to being a successful competitor, Missy excels in the training and coaching fields. Student after student can attest to her commitment to give back to the sport she loves. Just ask any member of the United States Paralympics Team! Missy has been the team’s devoted coach for the last three Olympics, even setting aside her own Beijing Olympic Team bid to honor her commitment to the Paralympics squad.

Dale, Missy & BeccaMissy was selected as the coach for the 2000 Paralympics Team in Sydney and also coached the US Para Team to first place at the Pacific Rim Championships in 2006, and has served as Paralympic coach in 2000, 2004, 2008 & 2012!

Her student Rebecca Hart claimed the National Para Championships in Dressage in 2009 and took both Champion and Reserve honors in 2010 and 2012, and was selected for the 2012 Olympic Team which will travel to London with Missy (continuing as coach) in mid August!!

Photo Credit Lisa Thomas

BurghleyAll of the students who ride with Missy & Jessica at Blue Hill Farm are considered an extension of their family, and for a full list of all their accomplishments, please visit our Para Equestrian & Student pages.

Missy & BG Video at Rolex Head of the Lake

USEA Results

Photo credits USEA Archives

  • County Saddlery
  • Horse First
  • Hagyard FlexTra
  • Higher Standards Soap

© Copyright 2010 - 2014, Blue Hill Farm. All Rights Reserved.
(610) 486-6357 /
Website Design by Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Services