Happy started riding horses at 3 years old. She began show jumping on the A show circuit at age 6. Showing in both hunters and jumpers, she was successful through the Junior Hunters and Grand Prix jumper level. She qualified for the North American Young Riders Championships in show jumping in both 2004 and 2005, and rode for the zone VII team in 2005.
After graduating from Trinity University with majors in Political Science and Philosophy, Happy moved to Muelheim an Der Ruhr, Germany. There she began a 2-year certification program to become a professional equestrian. She studied and trained in classical riding. During her certification, she trained at the Gestuet Eschenbruch, working and competing both young dressage horses and jumping horses. In the summer of 2011, she took her certification exam in Warendorf, Germany, and passed with honors.
In the fall of 2011, Happy accepted a job at North Texas Equestrian Center as assistant trainer to Christian Heineking. After a year under Heineking’s guidance and following his move to open his own business, Happy became the head jumping trainer at NTEC. In her time at North Texas Equestrian Center, Comly was very successful in both the jumper and the hunter ring at shows across the country. In 2014, she was ranked 3rd in the nation in USHJA Young Professional standings based on prize money won.
Happy has won National and International Hunter Derbies as well as Grand Prix’s at regional and national standards. She has been recognized as a member of the USHJA 1.40 meter club, due to her consistent placings at that level. Comly has helped her students achieve many goals, including competing at the North American Young Rider Championships as well as the Pessoa Medal Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse show.
After four years with North Texas Equestrian Center, Happy has decided to start her own business, Comly Sport Horses. She will continue her successful career, training both horses and riders to compete at the highest levels and helping them to realize their dreams.