TARA NEUFELD

Tara is a lifetime horse lover. Working as an equine professional beginning in Rhode Island in 2006, Tara is experienced in riding instruction, horse training, horse care, and barn management. Tara specializes in teaching hunters and dressage. She is knowledgeable with OTTB, Warmbloods, green and young horses. She is very familiar with rated horse shows, having been involved at all levels from participant, to groom, to assisting with set up, courses, trails and obstacles. Tara is also experienced in show standard grooming requirements and getting horses show fit with riding, treadmill and multiple types of therapy options. Tara’s involvement with horses spanned her time from 2004-2020 while she also worked full time as a Quality Assurance Analyst. She is well versed at balancing professional demands with patience and fun! Tara is very organized and a model of grace under pressure. She knows what is necessary to have a busy professional performance and show barn, and she is excited to add her skills to our Rose Clover Farm Family. 

 

Fun Facts:

*Tara brings a lot of experience to Rose Clover coming most recently from Leslie Law Eventing in Ocala, FL--Leslie Law, Individual Gold Medal Olympian in Eventing, and Deeridge Farm in Wellington, FL, home of the Palm Beach Masters Horse Show Series.

*Tara’s passion for horses caused her to change career paths returning to working with horses full time.

*Tara has a cat named Prince.

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KRISTYN HOOPER

Kristyn started riding as a little girl, and never looked back. She grew up doing the equitation and occasionally the hunters, catch riding any horses she could. She later transitioned to the jumpers, competing through the 1.20m. She switched to eventing and dressage nine years ago, riding through Prelim and Third Level, respectively. She is a USDF bronze medalist actively working towards her silver, has won multiple  NC year-end titles in both eventing and dressage, and has taught for numerous riding programs and academies throughout the country. She absolutely loves teaching, and specializes in lower level dressage, eventing, and hunter jumpers for horses and riders of all ages. She currently has three horses: a semi-retired senior unicorn named Dustan, a very large and very red brontosaurus-of-a-dressage-horse named Flash, and her young puppy dog of an eventer named Sirius. 

 

Fun Facts:

* Kristyn loves to read, and is a huge Harry Potter fan

* Kristyn has a wonderful barn dog named Cash, who takes his job as lesson supervisor and official barn greeter very seriously. 

* Kristyn and her husband have three horses named Dustan, Flash, and Sirius; an orange cat named Ginny; and a "vanilla scream" morph Ball Python named Salazar

* Kristyn's Favorite colors are mint and teal, which she uses as her XC colors

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SYDNEY ANTHONY

Sydney has been riding horses most of her life and loves teaching other riders what she has learned from competing in dressage. She graduated from Murray state with an exercise science degree in 2020, then took a position with the YMCA, being the equestrian director until April of 2022 when she decided to continue her career in medicine and go to nursing school. Sydney is CHA certified English and Western and loves working with people of all ages! Sydney believes good position is the backbone of all riding, and uses her knowledge of exercise science to help students learn proper riding position. 

 

Fun Facts:

*Sydney studied abroad in London.
*Sydney’s favorite ice cream is peach.
*Sydney’s favorite food is squash!

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SHELBY LEVAN

Shelby brings her lifelong love for horses to the Rose Clover Farm. In fact, when she was just a small girl starting out in lessons, she once confessed to her mother that riding was not even her favorite part of her weekly lessons, it was walking the horse back to the barn. Growing up she kept up with that same appreciation for all things equine related and did all that she could to spend more time at the barn. Along with her love for horses, Shelby brings with her twenty years of riding experience in both hunters and jumpers. She is also joined by her horse Mitch, a retired racehorse turned jumper who has been by her side for ten years.

 

Fun Facts:

 

*Shelby shares two dogs with her boyfriend, a Great Dane mix named Mercutio and a Great Dane named Talon.

*Shelby’s favorite place on Earth is Chincoteague, VA (for obvious reasons).

*Shelby originally hails from Pennsylvania.

*Shelby’s favorite Pixar short is Boundin’.

*Shelby is most likely Jim Henson’s biggest hype man.

*Shelby was once stranded in Japan.

*Shelby’s favorite food is zucchini.

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LANEY MYERS

Since the age of thirteen, Laney’s life has completely revolved around horses. She has ridden both English and Western, and has spent many years volunteering and helping Girl Scout troops at Sycamore Hills, as well as spending many years assisting in therapeutic riding lessons at Colby’s Army. Laney also worked with Ponies and Pals, which required assistance in bringing horses to fun events and birthday parties! Despite the many years of volunteering and working with horses, it wasn’t until three years ago Laney bought her very own horse, Payday, who now lives at Rove Clover Farm! Laney is currently attending Austin Peay University and is working to get her bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary medicine. After reaching her goal, Laney will continue to show her love for horses through medical care.

Fun Facts:

*Laney loves to read, especially science fiction.

*Laney’s favorite TV show is Doctor Who!

*Laney has a hedgehog named Rosey.

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