Owner/Manager of Second Nature Farm
Anecia has been involved with horses for more than 25 years. She is specialized in dressage but has show experience in eventing, hunters, and in-hand showing, as well. Anecia has her bronze & silver medals from USDF and is just two scores away from her gold medal. She hopes to obtain those last two scores in2019 with her superstar homebred Captain Morgan. Anecia has competed in countless finals classes with many different horses throughout the years. Her current partners are her 11-year-old KWPN Captain Morgan and her recent German import, Crown Royal (Santi). Anecia is skilled in teaching all riders, from young children through advanced riders.
Kathy is a former schoolteacher who enjoys bringing her teaching skills to the riding ring. Most of Kathy’s equine educational focus is in dressage, although in the past she has also enjoyed fox hunting and eventing. She now teaches mostly dressage lessons for riders of all ages. Kathy has won numerous championships over the years, both regionally and locally. In 2013, she and her horse Noble were the First Level BLM Musical Freestyle Champions! In 2016,Kathy and her other horse Bria placed in third in the Third Level BLMChampionship. Perhaps the highlight of her career thus far was earning her USDF bronze medal in 2016, as well. Kathy also has a very promising young horse,Cadence, who is sure to make waves in the show ring in 2019. Look for Kathy with her two super mares this year!
Danielle starting riding at a young age and soon after entered the competition world.Her background in riding includes countless hunter, equitation, and jumper championships. She focuses on a strong foundation of equitation and horsemanship skills. She specializes in hunters, jumpers, and equitation and enjoys teaching riders of all ages and skill levels. Danielle is also the head coach of SNF’s IEA team which allows riders in grades 6-12 to compete on a team at an interscholastic level. In 2018, Danielle competed in the RetiredRacehorse Project with her lovely young mare Where’s the Risk (Risky) with great success. She hopes to return to the RRP in 2019, as well. Danielle has also recently started riding SNF’s Bacardi; look out for them in the show ring in 2019!
Laura has been riding for 18 years & teaching for six. Though her favorite discipline is dressage, she is no stranger to the hunter & equitation rings. Laura rode for the University of Mary Washington’s IHSA team, where she earned several high point rider awards and even pinned third at Zone IV Finals in 2015. After graduating, Laura turned her focus back to dressage, spending the 2016 show season competing at the USDF recognized horse shows. At the 2016BLM Championships, she scored a 68% to pin seventh out of 40 riders in her championship class. In the spring of 2017, Laura moved up to third level and earned her USDF bronze medal. Laura owns one horse named Chai, whom she has had for ten years and has successfully competed in both the dressage & hunter rings. She teaches both dressage & jump lessons at SNF. Laura lives and works full time in Philadelphia but still spends as much time as she can at the barn with the horses and the SNF crew. Her latest adventure involves leasing and competing SNF’s Rory. The pair dabbled in a few recognized shows this fall with lots of success and hopes to continue in 2019!
Lauren has been a part of the SNF team from the time her legs didn’t come past the saddle flap. She has always been a naturally gifted rider, especially when it comes to dressage. In her early career, she leased different SNF lesson horses and competed at local schooling shows. When she was 13, she got her own pony and the absolute love of her life, Mazur. Lauren and “Mo” progressed together from training level up through third level, earning Lauren her USDF bronze medal in 2018. In 2019, they hope to move up to fourth level, with aspirations the following year to debut at FEI Prix St. Georges. Lauren has recently begun teaching lessons and is already a favorite amongst students. She is patient, knowledgable, and adept at teaching kids to ride. We are lucky to have Lauren as part of our team and are not sure how we would function without her!
Kerry is widely considered to be a pioneer of the study of equine sports psychology and herd dynamics. Kerry’s innovative, forward-thinking approach to behavioral genetics is applicable to all riding disciplines and levels, from evaluating the mindset of a backyard pony to identifying Olympic-level horses from a young age.
Kerry,the founder of THT Bloodstock, travels internationally to help all types of clients. He has worked with the horses at the Royal Stables in England and theMiddle East, consulted on Olympic prospects, profiled horse “actors” in Hollywood, and evaluated Kentucky Derby contenders, to name a few of his accolades. He has even made the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times. Kerry is a native of Cochranville, PA,and is now offering evaluations and coaching via Second Nature Farm. Whether you’re involved in racing, showjumping, eventing, or dressage, Kerry is confident he can assist with your needs, from pre-purchase evaluations to troubleshooting underachieving athletes to gaining a better understanding of your horse’s psyche to achieve optimum performance.