Born in the United Kingdom, Emily Miller grew up riding her pony around the English countryside. She went on to become a member of the UK Pony Club and started competing in show jumping, dressage and cross-country. Horse riding, and animals have been her main passion and inspiration in life. After achieving her A-Levels she decided to take a year out, and went to Australia for a few months. She spent some time at a ranch in the Australian Outback, polishing up on her horsemanship skills, and learning to wrangle cattle, which were both quite a change from the English disciplines.
Driven by her passion for animals, Emily went on to study Animal Science at the Royal Agricultural University of Chippenham. During a work-abroad program she decided to go to Thailand and work at a wildlife Rehabilitation Center that rescued a number of apes, monkeys, bears, elephants and many more endangered species. She also had the opportunity to work with the local children, educating them in the importance of sustainability, and wildlife conservation. Once she had completed her Foundation Degree in Animal Science and Management, she applied for an internship in Wildlife Rehabilitation on Sanibel Island, Florida, and ended up spending 2 years there before taking a road trip out to the California Coast and stumbling upon Ventura.
Emily joined the equestrian staff at OVS in 2013 and looks forward to sharing her passion with her pupils and enhancing her skills as an instructor.