Co-Owner of horseOlogy
Who is Katie Miranda
Katie Miranda was born and raised in Ocala, Florida – Horse Capital of the World. Both Katie’s parents were an integral part of her development into a horsewoman. Her father was a jockey and raised his daughter to love and respect horses. Katie and her mother traveled the east coast together, attending horse shows. Her parents owned and operated a thoroughbred training center, and she grew up in the family business.
Throughout her junior career, Katie traveled along the east coast and qualified and competed at Medal and Maclay Finals, the most prestigious equitation finals, in her last two years.
Owner of White Lilac – A Woman and Minority-Owned Business
Expert in Her Industry
Katie received a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Tennessee-Martin. During her time there and after graduation, she worked at an equine hospital assisting lameness specialists and as a veterinary technician for sports medicine vets. She became familiar with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, maganwave, shockwave, and laser therapy.
She was also a member of the NCAA equestrian team for four years. The NCAA format allows for only 4 to 5 minutes to warm up with an unknown horse, which taught Katie about reading horses and helped her tremendously in the breaking and training of young horses.
She obtained a master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Florida. After completing the master’s program, she began assisting her father full-time in breaking and training. In 2019, she started White Lilac, LLC to cater to clients who wanted a hands-on, boutique experience from a trainer.
“The answer is already within each horse…it’s up to us to listen.”
Katie Miranda Focus
- Breaking and training 2-year-olds for sales and the racetrack
- Sales prepping Weanlings and Yearlings
- Rehabilitation and R&R to get horses back on the racetrack
The goal is a robust partnership between White Lilac and Bella Inizio Farms. Together, they’re hands-on with every horse providing interactive experiences with partners and owners. Whatever part of the business you want to touch, you will experience detail-oriented horsemanship focusing on breaking and training.
White Lilac Vision
Katie will work with you to set short- and long-term goals to bring results. Your horse will not be one of over one hundred horses. Your experience will be one-on-one throughout the time you and Katie work together. As an owner, you’re encouraged to visit White Lilac and Bella Inizio Farm. Katie’s open-door policy is extended to everyone with a horse in her care.
Katie’s single vision is breaking and training thoroughbreds so you can be confident in her ability to provide excellence and expertise. White Lilac is a woman and minority-owned business breaking new ground in horse training. She’s invested in your journey and whatever breaking and training goals you set for your horse. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned thoroughbred veteran, she’s here for you.
Paving the Way for Women in Thoroughbred Industry
In her partnership with Bella Inizio Farm, White Lilac offers representation at sales. Katie wants to be the best steward of your money to make sound investments for your future.
Katie Miranda and White Lilac LLC would like to invite owners into a partnership to experience the difference a boutique trainer can offer the thoroughbred world.
I keep an open-door policy for owners. I continue to build a successful team with a family environment, which is the foundation for my growth. This allows me to maintain a consistent string of horses no matter where the team is racing.
Follow Me On
Services We Offer
Contact Jena Antonucci and the team at Bella Inizio Farm. Contact us for all your racing needs.
Publications & Recognition
Come Visit Us
Meet the Team
We keep an open-door policy for owners. While we continue to build a successful team with a family environment, which is the foundation for our growth.
Co-Owner of horseOlogy
Owner of White Lilac, Katie Miranda, was born and raised in Ocala, Florida – Horse Capital of the World. Both Katie’s parents were an integral part of her development into a horsewoman. Her father was a jockey and raised his daughter to love and respect horses. Katie and her mother traveled the east coast together, attending horse shows. Her parents owned and operated a thoroughbred training center, and she grew up in the family business.
Originally from County Kerry in Ireland, Fiona grew up in a large family on the family farm. She was raised around horses; her father was a top showjumper. Her father's drive reinforced Fiona's development for perfection and attention to detail which is necessary for success.
The team behind the scenes is dpeg Marketing Company, a custom web design and marketing organization based in Asheville, North Carolina. The dpeg Marketing vision is to create new and innovative ideas for every client, and they partner with tiny house, agriculture, outdoor, brewing, and equine businesses. They are enthusiastic and excited to contribute creatively to the team’s efforts.