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Katie Young – Owner

Katie Young has been actively involved in the horse business for over 45 years. After spending her childhood riding, she enrolled in the Horse Master School at Pacific Horse Center directed by Larry Langer in 1976. Upon graduation she worked at PHC for the following five years as Barn Manager, Assistant Instructor/Trainer and Horse Master Instructor. Since then she has had successful Hunter/Jumper businesses throughout the South and began Coriander Farm in Jacksonville in 1992. Her students have had many successes locally, regionally and nationally. Among those successes were her daughter Megan’s wins of the North American Equitation Championship, USEF Medal Finals and Maclay National Championship Finals. Katie is a Registered USEF Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter Seat Equitation Judge. She has served on the Board of the USHJA and on its Horse and Rider Advocates committee.

She believes that tailoring services to meet the needs of her individual clients and her care in matching horses and riders has been the key to maintaining a successful business throughout the years. What makes the horse business so rewarding to Katie is the opportunity to help shape character, instill confidence and self esteem in the many young and dedicated riders.

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Laurie Jakubauskas- AssociateTrainer / Rider

Laurie attended Lynchburg College in Virginia earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She rode on the intercollegiate team for four years and was asked to teach her junior and senior years. She started her own business, LRJ Enterprises. INC at 25. She had a very successful business for 27 years. During this time , she trained hunters, jumpers, equitation and dressage and coached thousands of riders. She has extensive training with Tommy and Louise Serio at Derbydown Stables (Assistant Trainer for several years), Terry Rudd, Anne Kursinski, Joe Fargis, Peter Leone. All of these trainers also conducted clinics at her facility including McClain Ward and Michael Page.

 

Laurie  has a great passion for teaching and enjoys seeing her students progress in whatever discipline they are in. She enjoys teaching all levels from beginner to advanced.Her philosophy for teaching and training is to achieve the highest level of fitness for horse and rider for the respected disciplines by using compassion,respect, and consideration.

As a lifetime professional equestrian trainer, coach, rider and mentor specializing in jumper, equitation , dressage and hunters, she has earned over 100 individual and team rated wins including four international show jumping titles.

 

A highlight of her career was bringing along young horses that went on to have great careers in the hunters, jumpers , equitation and dressage. Also, many of her previous students have gone on to have careers as horse trainers, farm managers, veterinarians & have winnings at top shows such as Devon, Hampton Classic, Saugerties, Ocala, WEF to name a few.

She was also asked to represent the Lithuanian Olympic team as an Individual rider in the mid 90’s. It wasn’t feasible for her to take that opportunity while running a thriving equestrian business stateside. She has coached the University of Delaware for 20 years where they won the national title and many zone and regional titles as well.

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Indy Sardelli- Associate Trainer/Rider

Indy grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada where her passion for riding began at the age of 7. She rode all through her junior years and competed in many dressage and hunter jumper shows.

Indy decided to pursue a career in riding and training by attending William Woods University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Science with a strong focus on the hunter/jumper discipline. During her time there she participated in clinics with Melanie Smith Taylor, Greg Best, Jeff Cook, and Linda Allen, all of whom helped to expand her knowledge of equestrian sport and advanced horsemanship.

After college she was employed by Jenny Jarnstrom, a nationally acclaimed 3-Day Event rider and trainer. After moving to Jacksonville in 2014 she quickly became a valuable member of the Coriander Farm team.

Indy has been running our school horse program for over 5 years. She is a capable rider as well as an amazing teacher. She is a confidence builder and thoroughly enjoys nurturing each student’s passion for riding and helping them to develop a solid foundation in horsemanship. Indy is a favorite amongst our students whether they are riding for pleasure or competition.