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.
Olivia has been riding at Nova for 12 years and has been on the Nova show team for 8 years. When not competing with her beloved horse Cappy, Olivia can be found assisting and cheering on fellow Nova riders at on and off-property horse shows. She is always happy to share all that she has learned with others. Olivia graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lincoln-Way East High School where she was a member of the NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Pi, French NHS and Science NHS. Olivia now attends University of Findlay where she studies Education while simultaneously getting an associates in Western Equestrian Studies as well as riding on the school's Western Equestrian Team.
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 pee-wee 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."
Lily has been at Nova with her Quarter Horse mare Allie since 2016. They compete on Nova’s AQHA Show Team, concentrating on Showmanship (Ground Pattern), Horsemanship (Western Riding Pattern) and Equitation (English Riding Pattern) events. Lily teaches Pee Wee, Beginner and Intermediate lessons. She is also a Horse Camp counselor and helps with other events at the barn.
Lily has three dogs and three cats and enjoys spending time helping her veterinarian parents at their clinic Partners & Paws. In college, Lily plans to major in biology.
Christina has been at Nova since 2012 and has owned her Appendix mare Mercedes since 2016. They compete on Nova’s AQHA Show Team, concentrating on Hunter Under Saddle (English Riding) and Showmanship (Ground Pattern) events. Christina teaches Beginner and Intermediate lessons. She is also a Horse Camp counselor and helps with other events at the barn. Christina recently rescued a pup who she named Kane!
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.