Kate Coleman- Kate Coleman grew up riding horses since the early age of 7,and quickly knew she wanted to pursue her passion for horses into a lifelong career.After learning the ropes in the hunter ring, she wanted to expand into eventing where she has been successfully competing for over 16 years. All of the horses are developed with a solid foundation in dressage with the progression into eventing, dressage, or in the hunter/jumper ring. She loves to work with youngsters and watch them develop and learn a new career path. Because of these horses, Kate has had many successes and awards at all levels through national and regional shows. She prides herself in developing effective and successful riders of all ages and experience levels in multiple disciplines, and loves to watch them grow whether it is at home at the farm or in the show ring. Because of the diversified lesson program, Kate and her students are busy attending national and local events, hunter and dressage shows throughout the year. We are proud to announce that Kate Coleman is the only trainer in Ohio, starting, showing, and breaking long standing endurance records with these beautiful and rare Knabstruppers horses.
Jessica Cardillo- Jessica's love affair with horses began at the age of 5, the first time she rode her aunt's horses in the mountains of New York. Lessons began shortly thereafter at age 7 and never stopped! Soon after attending college at Bowling Green State University, she became certified as an instructor in May of 2000 and specialized in teaching kids with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Jessica has also managed horse farms, where she rode, trained, and coordinated lesson programs. Jessica has a rare gift of verbally painting a picture, making it easy for her students to visualize and then apply new riding skills. She currently owns "Bouce" an off the track TB mare whom she is training and showing on the local curcuit. Jessica is thrilled to now be a part of the Hinckley Equestrian Center family! She loves teaching and credits her experiences with therapeutic riding for her ability to connect with students of all ages.
Erika Swanson- Erika has loved horses for as long as she can remember! She has been riding since the age of 10 and came to HEC as a lesson student. She got her first horse at the age of 15- you can see her in stall 41, little miss Chloe!! Erika has competed locally on several differant ponies and horses, taking home plenty of ribbons. She had volunteered with our summer camp program, and then was offered the job of running both camps along with joining H.E.C. as an instructor. Erika enjoys teaching because she can work with horses as well as a variety of people. "It's very rewarding to watch a student understand something for the first time and achieve a goal they've worked hard for".