Eugene Nieratko is the head trainer of Dun Hollow Stables, specializing in all facets of training and breaking, with over 20 years experience in the industry. Eugene has developed a true understanding of the horse and his passion shows through in every horse he works with. Eugene's methods of training are all self-taught, through hands-on exposure to all types of horses of various disciplines. He has countless success stories with 'untouchable' horses, unbroke horses, problem horses, etc. Although most of his time is spent in horse training, he offers instruction as well. With an encouraging, firm curriculum, he helps to push his riders towards progressing in the direction they desire.
Carol Ann Goff, the head instructor of Dun Hollow Stables, has been raised around horses her entire life. Her mother had her in a saddle before she was able to walk. Carol Ann spent most of her youth in the English show ring, competing successfully in Equitation and Hunters. By the age of 17, she began instructing and quickly found a love for teaching. In her early 20's, she became more involved in western riding, including barrel racing, gymkhanas, team penning, and team sorting, winning countless trophies and buckles. Her experiences expanded her abilities to help her students improve in both disciplines. Carol Ann enjoys sharing her passion of horses with her students of all ages, both in the saddle and on the ground.
Chandelle Spargo, Centered Riding Instructor of Dun Hollow Stables, has been involved with horses most of her life, beginning at the age of 9. Early years competing in hunter jumper events in the Pacific Northwest went very well where she consistently placed in top-standing at nearly every show. As she matured, she addded thoroughbred racehorse training and breezing rides to my experience to spice things up- which she describes as truly amazing experiences, helping to solidy her affinity and continuing commitment to high-performance competition horses, breeding and equestrian competition. Chandelle has been learning and teaching Centered riding for 13 years and is currently a Level 2 certified Centered Riding Instructor. She regularly competes in the East Coast USDF recognized show series, and in 2018 Chandelle earned a USDF Bronze medal and qualified for the ERDCA, and ESDCTA championships- a significant personal and professional training milestone. Student experience includes guiding riders from 5 years through 60 years of age, spanning groundwork, visual aids and a dynamic and flexible teaching style that is individually tailored to each rider's experience and desire for improvement.
Michelle Antonova, assistant trainer of Dun Hollow Stables, started riding when she was six-years-old as an equitation rider. She rode equitation through her junior year of high school. During her sophomore year, she was on the metropolitan equestrian team. She began leasing her first horse and quickly switched to jumpers, where she has since been riding and competing. She has shown successfully in many rated USEF/USHJA show. Michelle started teaching at a riding academy in New York several years back and has recently joined Dun Hollow Stables training team
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