Pat began riding in her teens and it did not take long for her to realize that riding was to be her life. Like many young riders she tried
everything; dressage, three day eventing, vaulting, hunter and jumper. But it was dressage that she really loved and she began
to compete exclusively in this discipline with her former event horse, Nebraska. Pat and Nebraska moved up from Training level
through Intermediare 1. under the coaching of Karl Mikolka, former Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School. Eventually Pat and Nebraska were invited to train at Gladstone,
headquarters of the United States Equestrian Team.
Soon Pat’s training Business began to grow with a focus on starting young horses correctly. It was during this period that Pat developed a passion for teaching. Exploiting her previous experience, Pat began traning advanced combined-driving competitors in dressage. Pat was most influenced by the 10 years of training she received with Karl Mikolka, as well as training with Herbert Rehbein, the German Federation "Riding Master" and Rein Van der Shaft, who competed at the Grand Prix and Olympic level. Most recently, Pat has trained with Olympic judge Linda Zang.
In 1990, Pat was offered the opportunity, managing and training dressage horses for a private owner in New Haven, Ct and Wellington, Fl. This was a tremendous opportunity for Pat to train advanced horses as well as receiving training from some of the foremost trainers in the world. After several seasons made her home in Wellington, and has until recently conducted her business there. During her 20 years as a trainer in Wellington, FL, Pat successfully competed through Intermediate 2. Just before moving to Ocala, Pat qualified the horse Chicco for Regionals at 2nd level and won her class.
In 2007 Pat and her husband Herb Schmoll purchased a farm in Ocala which they christened Broad Meadow Farm. After several years of commuting between Wellington and Ocala they finally moved full time to Ocala.
Evi Smith is the daugher Pat Schmoll and Gary Smith, former race horse rider and trainer who currently specializs in difficult performance horses.
Evi was raised in Wellington, Florida and with those parents and living in that community there is not much in the horse world, that she thas not seen and done.
Evi was put on her first horses age of 1 and started helping in the barn when she was 2. By the time she was 4 she had her first pony. After that there was a sucession; Zen, Fudge Sundae, her first School Master Jumpter Walentine's Wonder. Hundreds of ribbons and trophies later she was ready for Shades of Blue. Anyone coming to Broad Meadow farm has met and most have ridden Blue. Evi and Blue were the perfect match and in their last year of showing she rode him to 3 WEF championships and a Junior Puissance at five feet.
After Blue, Evi graduated to training and showing ponies for several nationally recognized trainer/dealers in Wellington, until she found Oops. In the two years since Evi began training Oops she has progressed from 2'6", at schooling shows, to Champion/Reserve in the 3'6"/3'9" division at major shows.