With more than twenty plus years of riding, training and competing experience, Hope Delle Bovi brings a strong level of professionalism and commitment to our program. She began competing at the age of 9, spending many years showing successfully throughout the Northeast region in various equitation, hunters and jumper divisions. As Captain of the Equestrian Team at the University of Scranton, Hope continued to develop and refine her riding skills, as well as her natural leadership and teaching abilities. Upon receiving her degree, she continued her career in the equestrian world as a trainer (certified by the American Riding Instructor Association), as well as a talented and successful equestrian competitor in her own right. She continues her education in all areas of horsemanship, regularly attending clinics and seminars throughout the year in an effort to gather even more information and skill to bring to her students and to the SRRC program.
Hope trains and coaches many members of the current SRRC Show Team, preparing them for all aspects of equestrian competition. Hope and her students compete successfully at many horse shows throughout the season, from small schooling shows to some of the top rated shows in the country. Her commitment to the SRRC program is unparalleled, and you will usually find her at the barn, working with students and horses from early in the morning to late at night 6-7 days a week. She is a highly skilled trainer with a strong track record of success who always goes the extra mile for her clients.
Hannah has 20+ years experience in the equestrian world. She began her riding career in England, continuing her passion for the sport here in the United States.
In addition to her own impressive record in equestrian competition events, Hannah is a highly talented and experienced trainer in her own right. She has worked with International Gran Prix dressage rider Jennifer Schrader-Williams, she has taught at the Fort Carson Army Cavalier Unit in Colorado, and also has 3 years experience as an IEA coach.
Jen began her life with horses at an early age. Like most equestrians she began in the short stirrup and worked her way up the East Coast Divisions, placing in Marshall Sterling, National Children’s League and the Hamptons Classic. Jen is an experienced Grand Prix rider with many placings to her name and brings with her over 25 years of experience in riding, competing and training.
Over her career Jen has acquired the skills and knowledge to care for, manage, and train horses in all disciplines, and well as developing young and adult riders for winning careers. She welcomes all levels of training with a straight forward and positive teaching style, helping her students to advance their riding for pleasure or competition.
Valerie has gained over 40 years experience as a professional rider/trainer/manager while living at one of the largest equestrian centers in the northern N.J. area until it's closing in 2016. Through the 80's & 90's she had trained and shown many young horses to win champions in the Hunter divisions at local shows.
Valerie now enjoys teaching and bringing her students to the shows. Some of her students have gone on to become trainers themselves and even high ranking Grand Prix show jumpers. Many students she had taught earlier in her career now bring their own children to train with her.
With an emphasis on safety and a strong foundation of basic equitation Val can take riders of any age from first time lesson to ribbons in the show ring, or to simply enjoy pleasure riding for a lifetime.
Growing up competing, riding, and training in Equitation, Hunters, Medals, and Jumpers, Alexis found her love for riding and training at a young age. From numerous wins in Equitation championships to more recent year end Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Programs, High Points and Jumper Classic wins, Alexis has proven herself as a well-rounded and accomplished trainer.
Alexis has demonstrated a wonderful gift of working with all ages and levels of riders with her calm, patient, and kind demeanor. Her great attention to detail and her desire to learn as well, is what inspires her as a rider and as an instructor. Alexis uses the same basic principle, a solid foundation for results that last, thus has proven to build confidence in the production of young and/or green horses as well as with her students.
Over the years of her riding career, Lucy has successfully trained and shown in Eventing, Jumpers, Equitation, and Hunters. From a very young age, she has had a passion to help others succeed in their riding. Now as a trainer, that drive to help others is her main priority. She has a gift for explaining and breaking things down during her lessons in a very thorough and effective way, while also keeping the lesson fun and entertaining. Lucy is a firm believer in bringing horsemanship back into American equestrian youth and teaches her students to be real horsemen and not just riders. She constantly tries to better herself as a horsewoman, rider, and coach, as she knows you can never stop learning.
Lucy has worked with and under other professionals such as Anne Kursinski, Shane Ledyard, and Jacquelyn Stapel.
Nicole started out riding in summer camps as a child and fell deeply in love with the sport and began lessoning and showing at a young age. You can always find Nicole at the barn helping students and boarders, planning fun events for everyone or riding her horse, Lola.
Nicole handles all the events and marketing for SRRC; if you would like to discuss an event, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee is a wealth of knowledge around the barn and has years of experience in the industry. She is always happy to help in any way she can.
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