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Kira is a distinguished equestrian professional at Cloverfield Equestrian Center, a top-tier training facility she co-manages with her family.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University and extensive training under renowned professionals, Kira excels in teaching jumper students, emphasizing foundational skills and rider-horse partnerships.
Her experience extends to launching a successful equine breeding program in the U.S., focusing on producing elite jumper pedigrees. Kira’s career has evolved from competitive eventing to a comprehensive focus on jumpers, encompassing riding, teaching, breeding, and developing young talents.
Her achievements include working with Kristin Schmolze, an international 4-star event rider, and expanding her knowledge under Holly Payne Caravella, a 5* eventer and FEI dressage rider. Presently, Kira collaborates with Alicia Madretzke, further honing her jumper-focused skills.
Kira’s accolades are impressive: she’s been recognized as the #1 USEA Junior Novice Rider, was an alternate for the NAJYRC Eventing Team in 2015, and has won several championships and top placements in Northeastern eventing competitions as a Young Professional. Her multifaceted expertise allows her to guide riders of all levels toward their equestrian aspirations.
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Alicia has been riding since she was 4 years old and has over 30 years of show experience in hunters, jumpers and equitation.
During Alicia’s career as a junior, she qualified and showed at Devon, Harrisburg and Washington. Alicia has worked and trained with Anne Kursinski as well as schooled with other top professionals like Joe Fargis and Jeff Cook.
Alicia performs freelance training service, most of her training is done at Cloverfield Equestrian Center , Whitehouse Station, NJ where she runs a successful training program tailored to suit each unique horse and rider team.
Alicia primarily trains students who compete in hunters, jumpers, and equitation. Occasionally, she assists students who participate in other disciplines and is able to apply her training techniques accordingly.
Alicia believes that a positive, safe and happy environment is key to a productive training program. She enjoys working with young and green horses and has provided many young horses a solid foundation for a successful show career.
As a professional, Alicia has competed at the highest levels of our sport in both the hunter and jumper rings.
Holly Payne Caravella
Based in Oldwick, New Jersey, Holly Payne Caravella has been competing and training internationally in dressage, eventing and showjumping for over 25 years. She competes at the five star level in eventing and trained through FEI dressage.
An ‘‘A’’ graduate of the United States Pony Club (USPC) and a USEA Level 3 ICP Certified Instructor, Holly is also one of the founding members of the Event Rider’s Association of North America (ERA) created in 2009.
She coaches and instructs at all levels in eventing and dressage while training and competing herself. Almost all of the horses Holly competes are started and brought up through the levels by her.
Holly takes horses in training as well as bringing along her own young horses. She bases her training and teaching not only on the fundamental theories, but also focuses on the ever-changing dynamics of the sport. She promotes independent thinking for both horses and riders and sets the highest standards and goals for herself, her students, and her horses.
Holly has ridden with many top competitors and trainers in all three disciplines and believes in constantly learning and perfecting her skills and shares this with her students.
Born into the equestrian world, she is the daughter of Marilyn Payne (competitor and 2 time Olympic Eventing judge). Holly achieved her USPC “A’’ rating at the age of 16. She competed at the North American Young Riders championships for three consecutive years and was a medalist each year.
During this time she trained under Young Rider coach, James Wofford. Holly consistently started competing at the international level in 1998 and has since been working towards her goal of riding for the United States Equestrian Team.