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.
Jeff began riding over 40 years ago and has extensive experience riding, showing, and training. As a young adult, Jeff frequently took clinics with nationally recognized professionals and Olympians such as George Morris, Frank Chapot, a six-time Olympian and winner of two Silver Medals and Greg Best, two-time Silver Medalist in the 1988 Olympics.
In 1985, Jeff attained “Professional” status with the American Horse Show Association (AHSA), which is known today as the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). He worked and rode at the Florida Winter Circuit and the Arizona Circuit, gaining valuable National horse show experience.
In 1999, Jeff transitioned to a full-time Instructor and Trainer. His primary responsibilities moved from teaching young horses to teaching people. He tailors his lessons to the individual needs of his students and teaches all levels of rider, beginner through advanced. He brings equal enthusiasm to his lessons whether the student's goal is to learn riding strictly for pleasure or for the student serious about horse showing, preparing them to compete at both Local and “AA” rated shows.
Jeff prides himself on continuing his education, participating in USHJA Trainer Clinics and a variety of Instructor clinics throughout the year. Jeff brings a wealth of experience to the ring and is currently available for lessons at Saddle Ridge Riding Center.
With a lifetime of diverse experience, Celeste brings a knowledge base that is beneficial to many different ages and ability levels; from the little ones just discovering the wonder of the sport, to the more advanced rider looking for a competitive career.
Celeste spent her childhood and teenage years shadowing her trainers’ every move, riding every horse or pony she could, getting opportunities to help train young/green ponies, and attending shows regularly, often taking a younger horse or pony out for their first time.
As a young adult, Celeste found joy in imparting her knowledge to the next generation of riders. She began teaching as an apprentice at a farm in Berks County, PA and soon opened her own program. She thrives on watching her riders progress from their very beginnings to successful show careers and everything in between.
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.
Teicia comes to us with over 20 years experience in the Hunter/Jumper and big equitation arenas. She has taught for over ten years from children to adults and trained young horses and their riders to show competitively.
She has many talents and is also a certified saddle fitter and has worked with many top Olympic riders ensuring optimal fit.
Teicia currently competes in the 1.00m jumper classes with her OTTB, Piano. Her teaching technique is focus with fun and precision and always with a smile.
Brett started riding at SRRC over 10 years ago and has owned a pony, and 2 horses; he has trained under several professionals, and competes in all three rings. Brett has also worked at our summer camps for several years and has taught beginner riding lessons the last few years.
Brett believes in teaching foundation in horsemanship and in all aspects of riding. He enjoys working with children and is very patient and encouraging. Brett is also an avid competitor and furthers his own education and experience by attending clinics and showing throughout the show season.
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