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.


Nashea Powell- AssociateTrainer / Rider

Nashea started riding when she was eight years old and lived next door to a Hunter/Jumper show facility. She started with lessons there and soon owned her first horse “The Sound of Music”. Together they learned the ropes and were famous in the Junior Hunter division at “A” and “AA” shows throughout the southeast. When she was fourteen she got her second horse, a jumper named “The Wiz”. Nashea’s talent qualified her with both of her horses to compete in the Junior Hunters, USEF Medal Finals, Jumpers and Amateur Owner Hunters at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg three consecutive years. At Harrisburg Nashea earned ribbons in the hunters on “The Sound of Music” and was Champion of the North American League Jumper Finals on “The Wiz” in 2001 and placed fourth in 2002. She enjoyed her opportunities to ride under the instruction of many successful trainers during her career and has earned many championships at “A” and “AA” shows since becoming a professional. Nashea has been a big part of the Coriander Farm team since 2003, and has been invaluable in helping our students successfully compete, qualify and participate in Regional and National Horse Shows. She thoroughly enjoys being at the horse shows with her students whether we are in town or on the road.

Nashea’s love of the sport is reflected in her rapport with students of all ages and levels. She makes becoming a better horseperson fun whether you want to compete locally or be a top premier show competitor!


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.