Gretchen Zavarella

Discipline: Hunter/Jumper

Awards: Varsity Letter at University of South Carolina, WPaPHA High Point Equitation Junior Rider, Ethel Chubb Trophy Recipient, WPaPHA Horsemanship Award, WPaPHA Reserve Year End Very Green Hunter

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa

Number of horses:

What is your first memory of horses?

Taking lessons on my first horse, a quarter horse named Whinny.

When was the first time you got bucked off?

When I was 9, by a school horse named Ethel and I fractured my collarbone.

If you weren’t a horse trainer, what would you be?

A reality TV star.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A veterinarian.

What is a must have at horse shows?  

Noble Outfitters Stall Wash gives me peace of mind and protects my teammate. 

What do you love most about horses?

The trust and partnership with an animal who could literally kill you at any second.

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?  

Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot and the entire container of vanilla powder.

What is your favorite movie?

Die Hard.

If your life was a song, what would it be?


What is your go-to meal at horse shows?  

Hot dogs and a glass of wine.

Where would you go on your dream vacation?  

Disney World!

What are your favorite Noble Outfitters products? And why do you like them?  

I love the Signature Collection bags, because they are durable, spacious and fashionable.

The Signature Breech and the rest of the Noble Outfitters clothes fit great, stand up to the high demands of my training and horse show life and look brand new after being washed.

MUDs Boots and the Over the Calf Peddies - all Noble Outfitters products I have are made specifically for the needs of equestrians, including these.