Schuyler Riley began riding at the age of seven in Vermont where she won numerous state equitation and hunter championships. She then became a student of Paul Valliere's during her junior years. While attending Tufts University, at age 19, she was the first female winner of the Rolex/ USET Show Jumping Talent Derby and that was just a glimpse of things to come. Schuyler Riley is one of America's most successful show jumping riders. She's posted wins at such prestigious events as the Budweiser American Invitational, the American Gold Cup and the Budweiser AGA National Championships. She's only the second rider in history and the first female ever to post back to back wins in the Chrysler Classic at Spruce Meadows. She's been a key member of the United States Equestrian Team and posted double clear rounds in leading the US to victory at the Samsung Super League in LaBaule, France.
Some of Schuyler's grand prix wins include the American Invitational, the AGA Championships, the American Gold Cup, the North American Championships, Grand Pix of Boston, de Penn National, Sugarbush, & Catskills. She finished a very stong 8th place at the 2000 World Cup Finals. In 2008 Schuyler qualified for the World Cup finals but was unable to attend because of an injury to her horse. Schuyler broke her leg at WIHS in the fall of 2008. This coupled with the retirement of Ilian & injuries to grand prix horses made much of 2009 a slow year. However a promising new young horse has emerged with Navalo de Poheton taking a 3rd place in the Atlanta Fall Classic Grand Prix 2009.