Lorri brings over 30 years of experience to the arena. She teaches many different riding styles including Western, Ranch, Reining, English, Jumping and Show Techniques. Lorri also trains horses for those disciplines. She teaches her students to excel and reach their goals and potential whether its just riding or showing. She has produced several Congress Champions, along with riders that have received equestrian scholarships to top 10 riding colleges. Many of her students have gone on to start their own training and riding establishments.
Samantha has been riding and competing for over 20 years. She has competed and is knowledgeable in Western, Ranch, Reining, English, Showmanship and Horsemanship. Samantha works full-time training horses and teaching riding lessons. Her passion for riding and competing is what drives her to work hard and push her clients to have a winning attitude.
Tiffany grew up loving horses and riding as a teen in a local 4H program. Tiffany returned to riding as an adult when she went on a Nova trail ride. She spent most of the ride talking to Lorri and loved what she heard. Nova was close to home with a family-friendly atmosphere where the horses were well taken care of. Tiffany soon began taking weekly lessons and also started to volunteer a few times per week. She has enjoyed refreshing and expanding her equine knowledge and skills and now works alongside Lorri, Sam and the horses. Tiffany works in the Nova office, teaches lessons, assists with special events, and manages Nova’s social media.
Kelly started riding at Nova when she was just 5 years old. During her childhood, she spent every minute she could in the barn. Kelly attributes a significant portion of her hard work ethic to Lorri and looks forward to implementing the same lessons into her children. After high school, Kelly worked for Lorri in the office, training horses, teaching lessons and teaching summer/ winter camps. She then took a few years off returning to school to begin pursuing her BS in Elementary Education and start a family. Kelly's two young children share her love of horses and being at the barn. Kelly is now back teaching beginner and intermediate/advanced lessons. Kelly says, "There is no greater feeling than seeing what horses bring out in children and adults and I am grateful that I get to be a part of that experience."
Linda began riding at 5 years old. She competed throughout high school in Hunter/Jumper. As a member of the St. John’s equestrian team, Linda rode on the inter-collegiate circuit throughout her college career. After moving to the Midwest from New York, Linda was excited to discover Nova so close to home. She embraced the family atmosphere that Lorri created at the Barn and resumed taking lessons. After a few years “back in the saddle”, she became an instructor for the PeeWee, Beginner and Beginner/Intermediate levels at Nova. Linda loves the opportunity to combine her love of horses with her love of teaching. Linda is a Registered Nurse, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
Ashley started to show her love for horses at 7 years old and immediately started lessons at Nova right after. 8 years later and Ashley teaches beginner lessons, private lessons, birthday parties and more. Throughout her whole life she’s been a multi-sport athlete but says, “No other sport has ever given me a better adrenaline rush than walking into that show pen, knowing everything has to be perfect; I live for that.” Over a year ago she purchased one of Nova’s lesson horses, Dunkin. In typical Nova style, he was “delivered” to her house for Christmas. The duo now compete in the English, Showmanship, and Horsemanship. Ashley’s positive attitude and work ethic is what drives her, and her students, to be always be learning and progressing in and out of the saddle.
The Ebelings rescued Quinn and he’s been a Nova fixture ever since. He spends most days hanging out in the office and sometimes sneaks out to the barn to get some attention from his Momma Lorri. Quinn is quite the friendly pup but has a big bark. Once you get past our official door greeter, he’s happy to be pet and snuggled on the couch.
Jersey is Sam’s black lab. She will sometimes come to the barn and office while Sam is training and teaching. Jersey has a favorite spot on the couch right by the arena window where she can keep an eye on things and be sure to see when Sam is coming in to take a break.