Dressage instructor Vicky Esquivel:
is an energetic, Instructor with over 40 years extensive experience. She believes strongly that the knowledge of biomechanics greatly enhances the relationship and execution of any equestrian discipline. Vicky rode three of her horses to FEI levels before she stopped showing in 2002. Two of her students consistently showed at FEI level and qualified and participated in Regional and National Championships for four years in Texas. Her student Lindsey Oaks Brown, participated in Rolex twice, in 2012 and 2013.She teaches Dressage, manages Kenridge Farms in Kentucky, and has been a Technical Delegate in Dressage for the United States Equestrian Federation since 1991.
Eventing instructor Heather James
Riding since the age of 5. She started in the hunter jumper
circuit riding ponies in the A and B circuits in Wisconsin. At the age of 9 she started riding with FEI dressage judge Jane Ayers, and maintained constant instruction until her move to Kentucky in 2007 to attend school. At age 13 Heather got her first OTTB Sullivan and started competing in eventing. She moved him up to preliminary in 2007 and by 2011 had completed two FEI 2 stars. She has competed in the Wisconsin, Colorado and Kentucky circuits and has shown up to the 1.20 meters in A and AA rated shows. She has competed up and down the east coast as well in eventing. Heather has ridden with both local and international riders Susan Beebee, Domm Schramm, JJ Tate, Holly Hepp, Chris Ruysen, Andrew Hoy, Jan Byyny, Reese Koffler-Stanfield, and Jayne Ayers. Heather has coached students from BN to Preliminary.
Hunter/Jumper instructor Jen Taylor
Began riding at the age of 5 and started competing in the pony hunters at age 7. From there she went on to compete in the Equitation division, including placing in medal classes and the Jumper divisions in top rated A and AA shows. Through her riding career she has learned from top industry professionals including; Anne Kursinski, Patty Stovel, Warwick Shiller,Chris Ruysen, Dennis Mitchell, Dom Shram, Michelle Gibson, Kathy Frame-Dewar, Richard Pickens and Kristin Schmolze. After graduating from UK Jen went to work for two former Grand Prix Jumpers (and 1 former Olympic qualifier) in Ocala, Florida. There she showed on the Hits AA circuit and rode an average of 10 horses a day of the top caliber. Jen then returned to Lexington, KY and started managing and training at West Wind. Jen has coached riders through the 1.30-meter classes at AA shows. She is also double certified in Equine Massage.