Joyce grew up in Cumberland, MD. She showed in the pony divisions at rated hunter shows as a child. She was deeply involved in 4-H and represented MD at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up 3 times. She moved to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky. She received her B.S. in agriculture and was a member of the University of Kentucky Equestrian Team and Judging Team.
Joyce is the Past President of the Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association. She trains horses and teaches clients. Her clients range from those who ride for fun to those who compete at rated shows. Her clients have won numerous awards in the KHJA. She has also had clients that have qualified and competed at Maclay Regionals, USEF Pony Finals, and Indoors.
In 2018, Joyce finished second in the show hunters at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. She trained and showed Kathy Gilbertson‘s horse,After Cheyenne. Joyce fell in love with the program and continues to develop other OTTBs. In 2019, she competed More Moola in show hunters and competitive trail. She also competed as part of a team with Tiz a Hercules. The team made up of Joyce, Kathy Gilbertson, and Autumn Kinmon competed in show hunters and dressage. Joyce’s 2022 Hopeful is Save Me Paula, a gelding owned by Paula Singer placed sixth in competitive trail. (Source)