Since her first time on the back of a horse at the age of two, Sarah has fostered a deep love for horses and always knew they would be an important part of her adult life. Growing up in Long Island, NY Sarah spent much of her childhood on the trails and in the hunter ring with her much beloved quarter horse “Out of the Blue.” Additionally Sarah trained at the Thomas School of Horsemanship in Melville, NY, where she later spent five years sharing her equestrian skills as a camp counselor. Apart from riding horses, Sarah also dedicated herself to the family business, gaining invaluable management experience that she has carried with her into her role as General Manager of the Clover Stables. After a successful career in nursing, Sarah is delighted for the opportunity to return to a life revolving around horses. She hopes to maintain a top-tier facility for horse and rider, while also nurturing a sense of community around the barn.
BARN MANAGER / INSTRUCTOR
Laura graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a Bachelors in Equine Science and Management in 2003. Since then, her career has focused on caring for and managing the equine athlete, working first for many years in the Standardbred Racing world and subsequently moving to the Hunter Equitation Ring. As a result of her wealth of experience caring for horses at the track, Laura was a major asset to trainers in the show ring because of her ability to maintain their competition horses' soundness, health and well-being. Presently, Laura utilizes her extensive knowledge from both the track and the show ring to manage the daily care and health of all horses at The Clover Stables. Laura strives each day to maintain a happy and healthy environment for horses boarded at Clover through close communication and cooperation with their owners.
Jackie is a lifelong horsewoman whose love of horses began as a small child with her first one, an Appaloosa named Cash. It was with Cash that Jackie first discovered her passion for dressage and it has shaped her into the horseperson and instructor she is today. With over ten years experience teaching, Jackie specializes in introducing riders of all abilities and backgrounds to the benefits of correct dressage fundamentals. Incorporating rider biomechanics into her program, Jackie’s students learn to communicate more effectively with their horse. Jackie has extensive experience teaching beginner through the more seasoned dressage riders up to 3rd level. Jackie holds a B.S. in Equine Business Management and an A.S. in Equine Science from Johnson and Wales University. She subsequently trained full time in Germany for four years, earning her Bereiter license which certifies her to teach students and train horses through L level in both dressage and jumping. Upon returning to the U.S., Jackie worked as an assistant trainer to Shannon Stevens at Elite Expression Dressage to further her education before starting on her own. Jackie joins The Clover Stables bringing her vast experience to our team. She also trains regularly under FEI rider and USDF gold medalist Tom Noone to continue her growth.
DRESSAGE / INSTRUCTOR
Susan specializes in dressage and feels such a discipline is a good foundation for those interested in Hunter Jumper, Eventing, Western or Sidesaddle. She is a USDF Certified Rider, USDF bronze medalist, and is halfway to achieving her silver medal, which she hopes to complete in 2020. Susan is EAGALA (equine assisted growth and learning association) certified, E3A (equine experiential education association) certified, and PATH (professional association of therapeutic horsemanship) certified. She teaches a solid foundation of relaxation, balance, rhythm, and the art of using riders aids correctly. Susan is known for always bringing positivity and patience to each lesson. No matter what level the rider is, Susan brings out the rider’s highest level of potential.