Trainers

Laura Borger
Event and Dressage Trainer

Laura Borger is an experienced Event Rider who has competed up to the second highest national level and qualified to compete at the international level for equestrian eventing.

Laura started riding at 8 years of age and started training for eventing in her early teens.  At 16 Laura got her very talented horse JR off the steeplechase track.  While retraining for equestrian eventing and dressage, she also started retraining other thoroughbreds off the track into eventing.  Soon Laura was training with some of the world’s best riders and competing her personal horse at the upper levels.

Laura has also spent some time starting, training, and showing young Warmblood  prospects bred for dressage and show jumping. While always being a fan of training the Thoroughbreds off the track or the young warmblood prospect, Laura has also taught lessons to various types of students including being active in teaching to local 4H and Pony Clubs as well as private students from teenagers to adult amateurs. Laura still trains with world renowned riders and continues to compete in eventing, dressage, and show jumping.
Call Laura for lesson and training rates at 301 524 0350

Katie Young
Hunter Jumper and Equitation Trainer

Katie Young has been riding for 25 years and teaching for 5 years. She has been competing in the Hunters and Jumpers for 21 years including riding at the collegiate level at Virginia Tech.  She moved to the Jacksonville area in 2006 and has been active in the equestrian community. Katie loves to teach people to ride and learn to be around horses in a safe and harmonious fashion. She teaches all levels from pleasure riding to showing.

Katie’s lesson program is designed to introduce Hunter/Jumper (English) style horseback riding in a safe and fun environment. And, polish an intermediate rider and finish a show rider!
Call katie for her lesson rates at 904 608 6444

Pat Conway
Horsemanship and Youth Trainer

Pat Conway has been in the horse business in Northeast Florida for more than 30 years.  Her career highlights include teaching children with emphasis on safe, natural horse handling and basic riding skills.  She was an equine studies instructor for Jacksonville University and was in full time barn management.

Her life-long passion for equines was encouraged by her father who competed as a cross country rider in the 1948 London Olympics. She began riding at age 6 under the tutelage of army officers, on to fox hunting in upstate NY and showing English Equitation for the West Point Stables.

Pat has grown to have an appreciation for many disciplines from dressage to western pleasure riding. Today, she continue to share her enthusiasm, experience and passion for the magnificent horse at Castle Guard Stables at Hidden Acres.
Call Pat for lesson rates at 904 806 2528