Ariel was fortunate to grow up caring for and riding horses at her family's farm in New Hampshire. After riding her Pony Pinocchio at
local hunter/jumper shows, she tried eventing and rapidly developed a passion for the sport. Training with Laurie Hudson and Sue Berrill,
Ariel competed through the one-star and intermediate levels while in high school. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Ariel
moved to Southern Pines, NC in the winter of 2012 to train and compete full-time in pursuit of her upper-level eventing goals. She began
riding horses for Annie Eldridge and is currently the head trainer at Annie's Setters' Run Farm. Ariel has produced several horses through
the advanced and three-star levels. With a talented string of horses and a supportive group of owners and people behind her, Ariel looks
forward to pursuing her goal of competing at the four-star level.
Daryl is originally from Michigan, but moved to the east coast to attend college and then started working for Denny Emerson, upon graduation. Darly graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. in November of 2007. Daryl also rode with, and worked for, Tom and Joan Davis at Flatlands Equestrian Center. While there, Daryl started her teaching career, and was able to become a Massachusetts Certified Riding Instructor. She also worked
with Karin Donckers, a top FEI event rider, in Belgium. Daryl says, "Union Station,my first advanced horse, had done a couple prelim events before I started riding him. We struggled with the jump to Intermediate but eventually, with a lot of work and determination, became an advanced pair. Rosie's girl had never competed before I started riding her. She took some time in the beginning but is now a successful Advanced horse. Most recently, Rosie won the CIC** at Virgina."
Anna Loschiavo operates Anna Loschiavo Eventing out of Chase Hollow farm which is based in Bradford, VT in the summer and Ocala, FL in the winter. "My horse education started with my mom who continues to help me with the horses and my business. At the age of 7 I joined the local Pony Club and achieved by B-rating at 15 years old. Over the years I have been lucky to have learned from some of the best equestrians. I started as a working student with area professional Jane Hamlin. I later was able to work for Olympian Phillip Dutton before working as a rider at Ann Kitchel's Huntington farm working under Grand Prix Dressage rider Deb Dean-Smith who I still train with. After developing my own business I have primarily ridden with David O'Connor who I am fortunate enough to train with extensively through the winter months. I have now produced three horses from scratch through the CCI** level earning my first FEI win this year at the Jersey Fresh CIC**. I continue to strive to bring each individual horse and rider to their full potential as I continue on my endeavor to be a competitive CCI**** rider."
Lori loves coaching and teaching, and most of her accomplishments when she first came to the Upper Valley in 1991 revolved around her students' successes.
Starting in 2002 she brought several GMHA Juniors teams to the Northeast Young Rider Championships ("Lendon's Show") where they earned team and individual
medals and where Georgi Girl earned the Crown Juel award for High Score Mare. Many of her students have earned year-end awards in everything from schooling
shows to USDF programs. In 2007 she was invited to assist with the creation and implementation of the Vermont Tech Equine Studies program, where in addition
to coaching the dressage team she teaches equitation and Riding Instruction I & II and advises the equine club. For the last 10 years she has been training
and competing Lexi, first in traditional dressage then, after a several year hiatus, in western dressage. The last 4 years have been very exciting for
them: 3 consecutive CDSS overall High Score championships and 3 High Score Western championships (2015, 2016, 2017), and 3 WDAA World titles in 2016.
They recently received two WDAA Lifetime Achievement awards, the Register of Merit and the Register of Achievement.
Heidi graduated from Westmoreland Davis International Equestrian Institute (at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA) in 1985, then went to UNH where she earned AS in Equine Studies in 1987. She has taught and trained at many stables across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In 1990, she started First Choice Riding Academy in 1990 in Danvers, MA. She studied mostly with Volker Bromann and became an L-grad with distinction in 1995. In 1996, she moved to the Upper Valley and opened First Choice in Enfield. She also became a USDF Certified Trainer/Instructor and have shown and trained a variety of horses, finally breaking into the FEI arena in the last few years.