About Kendra....

Kendra's love of everything horse-management lead her early to the study of biomechanics, best management practices and saddle fit.  She has been an expert saddle fitter for the last ten years and excels at making horses as comfortable as possible in order to achieve their ultimate potential.  Furthering her education on biomechanics, Kendra became a Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist, working on both horses and humans.  She is a constant study of human and equine anatomy and physiology and helps both horse and rider get the best out of every exercise, every training session and every show.  

Kendra grew up riding in Michigan and trained as a show hunter from 8 years old through high school.   While attending college at Indiana University she was introduced to eventing by Nadeem Noon.  After school, she moved to Illinois to work for and train with Allison Springer. Soon after moving to Illinois, Allison and Kendra moved to Virginia to work for Karen and David O'Connor. At the O’Connor’s, Kendra initially helped Allison with the O’Connors young horse program and eventually became one of David's top grooms managing his large string of international competition horses.  Kendra became an Equestrian Facilities Manager and in 2005 created Kilfinnan Stables with Sean. Kendra still competes and trains horses for eventing and show hunters.  Along with managing McQuillan Equestrian, Kendra started McQuillan Performance Bodywork in 2015 and stays very busy helping horses and people achieve their greatest potentials.  Kendra also recently joined the team at the Salamander Resort & Spa to hold her human hand skills to the highest standard by working with a very competitive and talented team of therapists.

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Equine Physiotherapy & Massage

Performance physiotherapy and massage therapy for both humans and horses.  To learn more or schedule a session please contact mcqphysio@gmail.com.

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Saddle Fitting

While specializing in Amerigo Saddles, Kendra provides generalized saddle fitting services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  To schedule a fitting or learn more about saddle fitting services please email kilfinnancustomtack@gmail.com.


Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

McQuillan Equestrian

At McQuillan Equestrian we pride ourselves on our horse-first mentality, our supremely happy horses, top-notch management and well rounded training program.  To learn more about our program please email kilfinnanstables@gmail.com.