Sydney Eastburn - Sydney began riding at age 9 in Spokane, and her love for horses spread from lessons to horse ownership to showing locally and internationally. This eventually led her to New Jersey for a Bachelors of Science degree in Equine Business Management and Riding Instruction from Centenary University. There Sydney rode on the IHSA team.Upon graduation Sydney spent years working in Florida at some of the top show barns; in Wellington at WEF and Tampa. She also is the creator of the website TheBarnRat.com.

Julie Kennedy - Julie's love of horses began at the early age of 4 when she rode a pony named Jack.  Finally able to convince her parents of the need for riding lessons Julie really began riding in the 3rd grade.  She spent her youth growing as a rider and competing in open horse shows.  She was also a proud 9 year 4-H member.  Julie has shared her love of horses with her 2 sons and daughter. 

Cathy Mahon - Cathy is passionate about horses and has been an owner, rider, trainer and instructor for over 30 yrs while studying with some of the best in the world. She teaches groundwork lessons and is certified as a Centered Riding instructor as well as  in equine experiential education. Join her during her many classes as well as workshops for personal and professional development at "Life Lessons with Horses". 

Trainers

Cindy Ross is the resident trainer. She brings over 35 years of experience and knowledge to the clients. Her teaching philosophy includes education on all aspects of riding and horsemanship. Cindy believes that developing a well-rounded equestrian will make each student a better rider. Cindy Ross is a USEF “R” judge. She has her license in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation and Jumpers.  She has been judging for over ten years and judges about 10 shows per year. She judges AA’s to the local levels, NCAA, IHSA, and pony club events.