Clare and Corey's ability to coach all levels of riders along with their desire to ensure the welfare of the horse creates an environment that breeds success. 

Clare Warren

Clare Warren

USHJA Certified Trainer Clare Warren is a prominent figure in the Hunter Jumper industry. With over 35 years of experience teaching horsemanship, Clare started her work as a hunt seat riding instructor in 1974, at Gold Creek Stables in Woodinville, WA. Her talent in developing a superior horsemanship program became well known and she was recruited to become head trainer at Holly Hill Farm. After more than a decade, Clare took ownership alongside her daughter, Corey, at Archway Equestrian Sports, LLC in Bothell, WA. From the beginning Clare saw a need to teach riders from a young age proper horsemanship skills.

She believes that good riding comes from education, determination, patience and many hours in the saddle. Clare developed programs that include Summer Horsemanship Camps, the first of its kind in the greater Seattle area, semi-private, private lessons and horsemanship classes designed to prepare the advanced rider for competitions and shows. Archway Equestrian Sports also offers enrichment clinics and workshops throughout the winter months to enhance the athletic and competitive development of horse and rider.

Clare is the heartbeat of Archway Equestrian Sports with uncompromising attention to detail. Her love and understanding of horse and rider guides her operating decisions. As program administrator, she seeks out staff that follows her vision of quality horsemanship and training. Many of her instructors have competed at high levels of competition and have a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to get there. Clare believes the development of instructors and trainers are just as important as the development of rider and horse.

Clare also maintains a high standard for her horses, incorporating both holistic and traditional practices in the feeding and sports medicine program. She brings in the best group of veterinarians, farriers and sports therapy professionals to keep the equine athletes performing at their best. Clare's determination to build a horse training facility that supports both horse and rider in a positive and caring environment keeps her riders and horses returning year after year, making Archway Equestrian Sports an exceptional full service Hunter Jumper facility.

Awards and Involvement

Current: USHJA Zone 9 Hunter Committee Vice Chair, Pony Task Force Committee Member &

2008 Recipient of United States Hunter Jumper Association Local and Regional Riding Instructor Award

2006 & 2009: Recipient of Washington State Hunter Jumper Association President's Award

2004 - Present: Attended United State Hunter Jumper Association Conventions

2004 - 2012: USEF Pony Task Force Committee Member

1990 - 2009: President & Board Member of Washington State Hunter Jumper Association

Continuing Education

2010: Olympic Physical Therapy Seminar on Athletic Engineering, USHJA Trainers Symposium

2008-2010: Dr. David Coppell, PhD. Sports Psychology Workshops

2007-2010: Puget Sound Center for Veterinary Continuing Education Seminar Ulcers in the Performance Horse, Performance Horse Joint Maintenance, Emergency Procedures, Creating a Proper Emergency Kit

2006: EHP Trainers Symposium, Bothell, Washington

2005: Canadian Coaching Symposium, Fort Langley, British Columbia

Corene Smith

Corene Smith

USHJA Certified Trainer Corene Smith is an accomplished Hunter Jumper rider. Taking after her mother’s passion and love for horses, second-generation rider Corene brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to Archway Equestrian Sports. Corene has been riding horses since she was 6 years old, beginning her career in the pony divisions advancing through the Equitation ranks and later, in her professional career, to the Grand Prix Level. She has trained horses and ponies for over 15 years whether it be from the young prospect or the seasoned show horse, Corene’s ability to adapt to different horses and recognize what challenges they need to overcome is unrivaled. 

Corene’s exceptional intuition of horses combined with her professional achievements can be seen in the training program she developed for Archway Equestrian Sports. She strives to maintain a level of fun during her training sessions. This approach allows each horse to be more successful and happy athletes. Because of her knowledge of various riding levels and types of horses, Corene guides riders through each phase of their lessons with precision and patience. 

Corene is also a proud parent of the third generation of riders in her family. Her young daughter Payton is a talented rider that continues her family’s love of horses and follows her Mothers footsteps in achieving early success in competitions.

Career Highlights

2013 Winner of Spring Inaugural USHJA National Hunter Derby, Spring National USHJA National Hunter Derby, Early Summer Classic USHJA National Hunter Derby

Reserve Champion 2008 Professional Championship Hunter Rider Northwest Regions

Winner of the 2008 $10,000 Northwest Summer Circuit Hunter Rider

1st place in the 2007 & 2008 Country Classic $10,000 Classic

1st place in the 2002 $25,000 HITS Tahoe Grand Prix

1995 Qualified and competed in the AHSA Hunter Seat Medal Finals Harrisburg, P.A.

Continuing Education

2010: USHJA Trainer Symposium Monroe, WA, Sports Psychology Workshop with Dr. David Coppel, PhD, Athletic Engineering Workshop with Olympic Physical Therapy

2006: EHP Trainer's Symposium Bothell, WA

2005: Canadian Coaching Symposium Fort Langley, BC

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The start of a great partnership

Corey and Clare, 1978