I grew up with horses but didn't go to the track until after high school when I started riding quarter horses at the bush tracks in Montana and Wyoming. I started riding Thoroughbreds in California then on to Turf Paradise in Phoenix. In 1992 I became the first and only female to earn the leading rider title. In 2008 I retired from riding and started training. The first horse I trained for North American Thoroughbred Racing Co. was Taylors Deal in 2011 where we won the Lost In The Fog stake at Turf Paradise then on to win the Turf Paradise Derby. Two years later I went to California and worked for Glen full time, and also had the pleasure of being assistant to Troy Taylor. The past couple of years have been spent between Emerald Downs and Turf Paradise.
Paola came into her love of horses at an early age. Visiting her grandparents' farm in Mexico started a deep admiration of the animals. When Paola came to Canada she worked for another trainer at Hastings Racecourse before joining Glen Todd and the NATHC racing stable in 2006 as a groom. Being fluent in Spanish and English, Paola also helped other foreign workers at the track. Currently, she works as Administrative Assistant in the NATHC office where she keeps track of all activities relating to the horses.