Encore Stables

Rachel Bates has been competing on the "A" Circuit for over 25 years.  A graduate from the University of Maryland, she relocated to Virginia from New York in 2010 to continue the pursuit of her passion for horses and to be able to spread that love to more people.  She successfully competed at shows such as the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, Upperville Colt and Horse Show, and indoors shows such as Capital Challenge, the Washington International Horse Show, and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

Rachel has trained with the best in the country and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with her students on her farm and away at competitions.  She is a USEF 'R' Licensed Hunter/Equitation Judge, a USHJA Certified Trainer, serves as a committee member for the USHJA Young Jumper Task Force, and is proudly sponsored by CWD.