"Our goal is to pass on our knowledge, passion, and experience to all our clients."
Assistant Trainer / Instructor
Kaitlyn grew up at the family farm riding under the direction of her Aunt Lillian. Under Lillian’s instruction and care, Kaitlyn has competed throughout New England as well as on the National and World’s Championship levels in multiple divisions. She pursued her dream of becoming a trainer/instructor by attending the foremost institution, William Woods University in Fulton, MO, where she obtained a degree in Equine Science. While a student at William Woods, Kaitlyn also had the opportunity to be an intern for some of the most renowned and experienced trainers in the business, working with Mike Roberts, Brian Chappell, Ricky Cook, and Don Harris in Kentucky and Missouri. After graduating in 2010, Kaitlyn returned to Rocking Horse Farm in order to become the Assistant Trainer and Instructor, working along-side Lillian to continue development and enhancement of the show-string and diverse lesson program.
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Lillian Gilpin Owner/Trainer
Lillian has been a professional horse trainer and riding instructor for over thirty years. She was born and raised on the South Shore in Massachusetts, and gained her skills as a horsewoman working at local facilities. She opened Rocking Horse Farm in 1982, and has been providing lessons for all ages ever since. For Lillian, running Rocking Horse Farm is not just her livelihood, it is her passion – given her love of horses, hard work, dedication and high-level of commitment, she has accomplished a great deal as an instructor and trainer. Lillian ha s provided instruction to countless individuals, many of whom continue to lov e and show horses to this day. She has been invited to judge horse sho w competitions at the local, state, regional and national level. Her com mitment to her horses and to her clients is without question, and her skill a s a trainer is indubitable, especially when one considers her many students who have successfully competed and won local, state, regional and national horse shows.