Training

Let Us Help You Achieve Your Equestrian Goals

A Passion for Performance at Every Equestrian Level

We can help you realize your equestrian dreams

Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider, the trainers at CEC will work with you to develop an individual training program and competition plan to help you and your equine partner meet your goals.

Heather Clark

Hunters • Jumpers • Equitation
Trainer at HCL Stables LLC located at CEC

Assistant Professor of Equine Studies at Centenary
Co-Coach IHSA Team at Centenary/Coach IHSA Western Team
Cell: (203) 912-0038
Email: clarkh@centenaryuniversity.edu

Heather trains beginners through advanced riders in all aspects of hunters, jumpers, and equitation. Her students compete in shows throughout the Northeast including finals in all three rings. Heather joined Centenary’s faculty in 2007 as an Instructor of Equine Studies, and co-coach of the IHSA hunt seat team. Since joining Centenary, Heather has helped coach the IHSA team to three national championship titles, a reserve champion title, and three Cacchione Cup champions.

Background:

  • Rider/trainer in the Netherlands for Alan Waldman
  • Assistant rider/trainer/road manager for Andre Dignelli of Heritage Farm
  • Assistant rider/trainer for 2000 Olympic Equestrian Team competitor, Nona Garson
  • Coach of the Year in 2005 for IHSA Zone 3 Region 4

Kira Statue

Eventing • Dressage • Jumpers 
Trainer at CEC 

Sponsored by Voltaire Designs

Cell: (908) 721-2216
Email: kira.statue@gmail.com

Kira Statue is available to eventing and dressage students; providing the skills needed to excel in each discipline. Kira and her family own and run Cloverfield Equestrian Center; they have successfully created an incredible training facility for every horse and rider. She has taken advantage of every opportunity to gain hands on experience riding with some of the top professionals in the field while also obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University. Her multiple avenues of education have given her the ability to teach eventing and dressage students how to develop a great foundation and relationship with their equine partners.

Kira’s riding has earned her the #1 USEA Junior Novice Rider recognition two months in a row and the Alternate position for the North American Junior Young Rider Championship Eventing Team (NAJYRC) in 2015. More recently, in between her time at Rutgers she has gone on to win Championships and other top placings at eventing competitions in the Northeast as a Young Professional.

Her career consists of riding, grooming and learning from Kristin Schmolze an international 4-star event rider that has successfully competed at events throughout England, Canada and the United States. She made the USEF Developing Rider List several times and was an alternate member of the US Eventing Team at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico. Kira then continued to increase her knowledge of the sport with Holly Payne Caravella, 5* level eventer and FEI dressage rider. Holly is also a USEA Level 3 ICP certified instructor and a Founding member of the Event Rider’s Association of North America (ERA). Kira is currently working with 2 time US Team Olympic Dressage Medalist Lauren Sammis and has been under the guidance and training of Centenary University Professor and team Coach Heather Clark.

Alicia Madretzke

          Hunters  •  Jumpers  •                          Young Horses                                  Trainer at CEC

Cell: (908) 507-4055                      Email: amadretzke@gmail.com

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.

Lauren Sammis

Dressage

Cell: (757) 270-4414
Email: lcsammis@gmail.com

Lauren Sammis is a two-time US dressage team medalist who earned team gold and individual silver at the Pan Am Games in 2007.  She is also a USDF gold, silver and bronze medalist.  Lauren is one of America’s most accomplished International rider, trainer and clinician.

Phone

908.823.0435  (leave message)

Address

Physical: 33 Island Road
Mailing: PO Box 462
Whitehouse, New Jersey 08888