dana cooke


3270 Jackson Rd,

Mooresville, NC 28115



Dana came to North Carolina, from British Columbia, Canada in 2008 to take a working student position with fellow Canadian, Rebecca Howard, at The Fork Stables in Norwood, NC. Dana rode and groomed for Rebecca all over world and became a member of the 2011 Canadian Pan American and the 2012 Canadian Olympic teams.


 In 2010, Dana accepted the position of Assistant Equestrian Director at The Fork Stables and after the 2012 London Olympic games returned to The Fork to become the Equestrian Director/Resident Trainer.


Dana has successfully competed through Intermediate level in eventing and currently has her eye set on representing her native Canada at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Bromont, Quebec. She is an “A” level Pony Club graduate as well as an Equine Canada Level 1 Certified Coach. 


Dana now resides at Kingfisher Park Equestrian as their Director of Equestrian Activities.


Kingfisher Park is the backbone to Dana Cooke Equestrian. 

Situated on 200 rolling acres of farmland just a 40 minute drive from Charlotte, North Carolina in Mooresville, Kingfisher Park Equestrian LLC offers an idyllic setting for equestrian sports.

With 15 spacious stalls, superb turnout pastures and miles of riding trails weaving through wooded lands, across pastures and along streams, Kingfisher Park provides both the horse and rider with a tranquil environment in which to train or ride for pleasure.

The facility boasts a 175’ x 250’ riding arena featuring all weather footing, a 100’ x 150’ grass arena, a full sized dressage arena, and a Cross Country schooling area with multiple elements including a water jump, banks, ditches and a selection of portables. 

Such amenities make Kingfisher Park the ideal location for riders of all levels and any discipline.

For more information about Kingfisher Park visit www.kfpequestrian.com.


To run a successful professional eventing barn and to compete horses at the top level of the sport it truly takes a village.  Meet some of the members of our amazing team, whom I could not survive without!


Taylor Hollern joined Dana and Kingfisher Park in June 2015 as a working student and is now a groom and Dana’s right hand. Taylor brings more than ten years riding experience to our team and almost as many years experience working at equestrian facilities. She is currently competing her mare Ima Dotted Lena “Dot” with the hopes of being able to compete her through training level and to increase her knowledge of what it takes to be a successful professional running an eventing barn. We’re thrilled to have Taylor aboard and to follow her success.


Teri works full time at Kingfisher Park taking care of the barn and horses. She has ridden for more than ten years and currently has three horses of her own. Teri is particularly interested in Parelli Natural Horsemanship and is hoping to soon begin training to become a licensed Parelli professional.


Ellie works part time at Kingfisher Park taking care of the barn and the horses.  She has been a student of Dana’s for several years and is currently competing her horse Sight Unseen at the Novice level with plans to move up to the training level. Ellie has grown up riding and starting ponies at her family’s farm, Cedarhill Sport Ponies.


Lilly has ridden and competed under the guidance of Dana for 7 years.  She has worked part time at KFP and as a counselor at riding camps for many years and is currently competing her new horse, Fernhill My Chacoa, successfully at Training.