Little Hunter Farm
Owner & Trainer
Having been involved with horses for over 35 years, Olivia rode extensively as a junior and amateur winning top ribbons and year end awards. She took a break from riding to complete her education and start a family. After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, as well as trauma certification, she worked as an acute care nurse for many years. In addition, she attained a Masters in Business Administration. Both of these educational accomplishments have not only allowed her to develop a perspective of working with and treating every person as an individual, while developing a keener awareness of the physical wellbeing of both her riders and her horses; but have also provided her with the ability to manage and maintain a successful stable operation.
As a professional, her own prior riding success, particularly in the equitation ring, is evident in the success of the riders she trains. Olivia has a great attention to detail and a natural understanding of the relationship between horse and rider, in addition to a strong ability to convey that knowledge to her students in a positive and encouraging manor.
For Olivia, her passion for horses and riding, and the ability to share that with others is what training is all about... "The best part is being there for all of the "firsts"... the first trot, the first jump, the first time in the show ring. Being a part of these milestones makes every minute of training worth while!"
USHJA Certified Trainer
As an junior Rebecca competed extenisvly in the hunter, jumper, and equitation arenas - including a successful stretch catch-riding horses in the Medal and McClay classes. In addition to an extensive show record, she has trained and cliniced under professionals such as Kevin Babbington, Frank Madden, Melanie Smith Taylor, Julie Winkle, Peter Wylde, Hardin Towell, and Diane Carney. Rebecca has been a 3 time HQC and Emerging Athletes Program participant - participating as an EAP National finalist as a team coordinator at age 17 and again in 2019 as one of the 16 finalists.
Upon becoming a professional in 2014, Rebecca has continued to develop a strong background in general horsemanship and stable management. She has held positions which include riding throughbreds at the track and assisting with the operation of thoroughbred breeding and sales programs. She also spent time working as both a groom and a rider with large show barns at WEF, including working under a PanAmerican Games Rider and gaining experience within FEI. Rebecca has also managed her own facility and program; handling the purchase, training and sales of horses for herself, as well as, other professionals. As an instructor,Rebecca has worked with first-time beginners through advanced level riders, as well as having organized successful show teams - competing at both traditional hunter/jumper shows and IEA compeitions. As a professional Rebecca also continues to ride competitivly in both the hunter and jumper arenas, on her own mounts, in addition to those owned by in-house and outside clients.