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Many of our Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Managers, and Working students go on to successful careers in the industry. Contact us about working student opportunities and internships at our farm. 

Laurie Jakubauskas

Laurie Jakubauskas

Laurie retired from riding after a battle with a long illness and is now teaches at Emory and Henry equine college.

Ashley Mullen

Ashley Mullen

Ashley is now raising her family and teaching at farms in Bahama, NC

Gabby Campbell

Gabby Campbell

Gabby is now an assistant trainer at a top show barn in South Carolina

Laurie Jakubauskas

Farm Manager and Instructor

I started riding when I was 3 years old in Madison Tennessee, when my Dad decided to acquire a few horses, one an unbroke, Shetland pony mare. That is the pony that started my life with horses and taught me many lessons , most importantly to never give up. During High School, I trained ponies and horses and sold them to pay for my college education. At Lynchburg, in Virginia, while majoring in Business Administration, I rode on the intercollegiate team, trained young horses for a local trainer and eventually was asked to teach the Intercollegiate students my senior year. From 1996-2014, I was the consulting trainer for University of Delaware where they won the National Championships in 1996.

 

Throughout my equestrian career, I have ridden and coached nearly every discipline including hunters, jumpers, western, dressage, eventing and foxhunting. Competing successfully at the International level of showjumping has been a real highlight of my career, but being able to pair riders and horses together, and developing both into a successful team, has been hugely gratifying. My passion now is sharing the knowledge I have with others and helping riders and horses reach their personal goals.

Laura retired from riding after a battle with a long illness and is now an instructor at Emory and Henry Equine college.

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