Born: June 25, 1965
Residence: Aiken, S.C.
Horse: Northern Spy (14-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding; owned by Heidi White)
Heidi White first started riding at the age of 5 during a family vacation to Montana, and her passion has only continued to grow from that day. Currently, she rides 10-12 horses and teaches 3-4 hours a day, which is truly her dream job. White's success came after putting in her time working for some superior equestrian talent. Her expertise was honed by five years of working for one of the greatest U.S. eventers, Bruce Davidson, and then eight years with one of Australia's most successful eventers, Phillip Dutton.
Heidi has been with her partner, Northern Spy, known to his friends as Farley, for 7 years now. Some of their competition highlights together include leading lady rider and owner/rider at the 2006 USEF National CCI**** Eventing Championship where the pair came in an impressive second at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event. In 2005, the pair was 10th at the Badminton CCI**** which meant she was the highest placing American in eight years at this event. They also took 10th at the FEI World Cup Final in Sweden. The previous year, the duo came in eighth at the Rolex Kentucky. Farley has completed seven four-star events and eight three-star events, his best finishes coming at Rolex Kentucky CCI**** where they were second in 2006 and fourth in 2007.
Farley has posted some of the fastest times around some of the world's toughest courses. The pair was short-listed for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and represented the U.S. on the team at the 2006 Eventing World Championships in Germany.
The Fork Horse Trials in April 2008 gave the pair - who is rarely out of the ribbons - a massive victory. They took home top honors in the CICW***.
Married for three years to Gerry Carty, a racehorse trainer from Ireland, Heidi rides and trains in Aiken, S.C.