About Us
The Barnyard


  • Lighted ring (outdoor) for both English and Western riders
  • Dressage letters in rings
  • Jumps
  • Perimeter trail jumping course  (under construction
    completion spring 2018)
  • Indoor ring for  riders who don't want weather t to hinder their
    progress with climate controlled viewing room
  • Cones and barrels for those working on gymnastics
  • Proper ring sizes for show and clinic capabilities
  • Indoor/outdoor stereo system so you can ride by your favorite
    music.
The Owner

Here is a little history of the owner.  Nina began her experience
in Pennsylvania on the family farm .  When the time came for
formal lessons Nina began her tutelage under Ms. Violet
Haines of Gwynedd Valley .  Ms Haines( PA's Horseman of the
year 1986) instilled a  foundation through technical instruction
along with a learn through games style.  Nina continued her
experience through Hunter and Equitation in the show circuits
of Eastern Pennsylvania.  

In her teens Nina was introduced to the Jumper circuit through
Mr. Ralph Sims (Head of Skidmore College Riding Program for
over 20 years) of Saratoga Springs  New York.  Under his strict
instruction Nina rose to the Intermediate Jumper Division.  

Nina began teaching in her late teens and has continued to
today.. A graduate from Delaware Valley of Science and
Agriculture Majoring in Animal Husbandry specializing in
Equine Studies  rounded out her equine knowledge.  Nina has
continued to learn , show, fox hunt and love horses.

Nina opened her first stable in Maryland where she bred
Appaloosa Sporthorses, boarded horses, trained horses and
instructed students
.
Nina moved to Henry County Virginia 15 years later and has  
opened Leg Up Stables. She continues to show herself in
Hunter, Jumpers and Eventing.