Doug Payne

Doug Payne is well known as the competitor, judge, and trainer to turn to—whether your goal is to develop your talented young horse into an international star or you are simply trying to remedy a complicated behavioral problem. Doug is a USEF Judge and Technical Delegate and a USEA ICP Certified Instructor. He might be best known in the discipline of eventing, where he has won countless national and international competitions, from Beginner Novice through Advanced. He has successfully competed through the FEI 5* in eventing, including the 2020 Olympics and 2019 PanAm Games. He's a FEI 4* Jumper rider as well.

Doug has also had international success in dressage, competing through FEI Intermediare I and earning multiple regional year-end awards at the FEI levels. In addition, he has ridden multiple horses from the lowest levels through Grand Prix in the show ring.

Doug is regularly featured in top equestrian publications, including Practical Horseman, US Eventing Magazine, Chronicle of the Horse, Eventing Nation, and New Jersey Countryside. He also produced the acclaimed instructional video The Rider’s Eye with renowned eventer and horseman Jim Wofford. You can find out more about Doug at