Meet our staff

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Sarah Meyer, Trainer

Sarah fell in love with horses when she was 10 years old. She grew up in southern Vermont, and got her first horse when I was 15 years old, a Thoroughbred named Freddie. She has worked in horse barns in exchange for lessons, from middle school through high school.

 

Sarah attended University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She also rode on the UMass Equestrian Team and trained under Jerry Schurink.

 

Right after college, Sarah was hired at KD Trakehners, a breeding and jumper barn in Wisconsin where she worked for 2 years training in dressage, cross country, and jumping. In 2012, she moved back to Vermont, and worked at Winchester Stables as a worker/trainer/assistant manager. 

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"I was so excited and honored to accept the job. I love being here and I’ve gotten to know amazing horses as well as people. I am so excited to pursue my career here at High Knoll Equestrian Center."

Abigail Letourneau, Barn Manager

For as long as she can remember Abbie has always had a true passion and love for horses. When she was four years old, her parents bought her a miniature horse named Derby, and that was just the beginning.

 

Abbie started taking lessons when she was eight and received her first full-size Pony, Sportyturf, at ten. Sportyturf taught her how to sit a buck, that not every ride will be perfect, and how to learn from every riding experience.

 

Abbie's first horse was Firefly. Owning Firefly taught Abbie how to treat injuries, wounds, and the general ins and outs of horse management and ownership. Unfortunately, Firefly was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cancer) in her vulva and even after undergoing multiple surgeries, Abbie had to make the tough decision to euthanize her in February of 2017. A couple months later, Abbie found Mazie at the NHSPCA and knew she was the horse for her. She now boards Mazie at High Knoll Equestrian Center and enjoys riding and working with her daily!

 

Abbie attended The Thompson School at The University of New Hampshire and received a degree in Equine Management. There, she studied nutrition, exercise, diseases, and how to run a facility and care for all different breeds of horses with different needs and personalities. While attending UNH she started working at the horse farm on campus and loved it.

 

Upon graduation, Abbie started working at High Knoll Equestrian Center as an equine caretaker. After two years, she accepted the job as an assistant manager. One year later, she was offered the manager position.​

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Gabrielle Andrews, Assistant Manager

Gabrielle started at High Knoll in April of 2017 and came with a background in management. She had experience working in her college barn as well as working with small animals. She attended Hocking College for eco-tourism and adventure travel. She has spent the past 10 years traveling the country and eventually (and happily) found her way back to her home state of New Hampshire.

 

Gabrielle has enjoyed her years of traveling and working different jobs, including trail maintenance, wildland firefighting, working with at-risk youth, and managing a lodging facility. Since starting at High Knoll, she has found her passion for horses both in and out of the riding ring. She takes weekly riding lessons on site and loves trail riding with her horse Penny. With her background in management, Gabrielle hopes to provide the best environment for both you and your horse at High Knoll Equestrian Center.

High Knoll Equestrian Center is looking to add a trainer to their lesson program!

 

About HKEC: We are a family friendly non-competitive barn that strives to create a positive community. We pride ourselves in being open and welcoming to all types of riders. We do have a small therapeutic riding program that runs mainly in the summer to late fall. We would like our incoming instructor to work well with the current instructors onsite as we work towards hosting more fun shows, clinics, and programming to our schedule.

We are looking for:  A Hunter/Jumper Trainer that can teach primarily Beginner to Intermediate Lessons. We are a growing barn with increasing interest in our lesson program to putting on more fun shows, clinics, and events. We are looking for a hard working and dedicated instructor that can help bring our lesson program to the next level while maintaining that family friendly feel!