Chelsea began riding as a young child. Her first pony was an untrained welsh pony Fantasia. She learned basic horsemanship skills and learned to ride and jump. She competed at local schooling shows and the national welsh shows with Fantasia and her next horse Daisy. It was when she outgrew Daisy, her 14.3 hand welsh/Tb cross that she found H.S. With Honors or Baxter as he is called by all that know him, her Hungarian Warmblood that would introduce her into vast world of dressage.
Together, Chelsea and Baxter began navigating the world of recognized dressage shows and clinics with renowned trainers. Together they competed through each level up to the Grand Prix. In 2008, Chelsea and Baxter travelled to Parker, Colorado to compete in the NAYJRC Championships. Together, they won the bronze medal in both the individual competition and the freestyle. Chelsea and Baxter have also won The Great American/USDF Championships at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th level, and the Intermediate 2 and was Reserve Champion in the GAIG Grand Prix Open.
Chelsea has earned her bronze, silver and gold medals and has won many championships and high points.
Chelsea works with Erin Jorgensen, who taught her the importance of maintaining proper basics, and riding with tact and feel. She has ridden in clinics with Debbie McDonald, Janet Foy, Sue Blinks, Cathy Connelly, Linda Zang, Sadnra Hotz and Gerd Reuter.
Chelsea took a small break from riding to attend college at the University of Washington, where she got her Bachelors Degree in Communication. After five years of away from training and competing, Chelsea began riding and started competing again in 2014. In 2015, she earned her Gold Medal on her own gelding HS With Honors.