Hanna Kubincanek  Trainer/Instructor

Hannah  is an 18 year old originally from Wellsburg, West Virginia, but now resides in Washington, PA. After bringing two horses owned by a previous trainer from their first few rides through novice level eventing, Hannah recently purchased her first horse of her own, a 6 year old Off the Track Thoroughbred by the name of My Aly Rae, and moved her to Sydmor Stables in the fall of 2016. In the coming year, Hannah will be graduating from Trinity High School and attending Washington & Jefferson College to earn a bachelors in accounting. While in college, she intends to keep an active schedule at Sydmor.

Hannah began riding at 7 years old at Peace Point Equestrian Center, 11 years ago. She has been a very active pony clubber in the time she spent at Peace Point, participating in their Pony Club.

Hannah had passed her D1, D2 and D3 all before she turned 14. Her strengths in these ratings were shown by exceeding through the horse management levels and she further prides herself on the extensive knowledge that she has obtained through her time in Pony Club.

Hannah went on through Pony Club to pass her C1 and C2 at the age of 14, her HB at 15, and is currently rated at the C3, which she obtained at 16.

Hannah has been able to work with many experienced coaches in her riding career. She has attended pony club camps and upper level clinics throughout her several years with Peace Point. While the clinics included instruction in the saddle, she also believes she absorbed the horse management knowledge of some of the most highly regarded horsemen and woman in the industry, which she is eager to pass along through instruction to both horse and rider.

Hannah has been privileged to have been given the opportunity to work with many young horses. Hannah has been able to bring two inexperienced horses up through the levels to be competitive at Novice Level in eventing, and has further prepared these two horses to move up to the Training Level. She enjoys seeing the progress in each of the horses she is given the opportunity to work with, and the students she is given the opportunity to train.

Hannah has primarily ridden English her entire life. Her main concentration has been in the eventing discipline, however, she has experience training and competing in several different english disciplines. Through Pony Club, she has competed in the Jumpers and Dressage. Aside from Pony Club, she was also a member of the Peace Point IEA team, where she qualified for Regionals in 2013. Hannah is looking to continue her personal career in three day eventing, but also is very interested in keeping her riding style diverse by trying her hand at other English Disciplines. 

In the rated United States Dressage Federation, Hannah has competed through Training Level. In Pony Club, her C3 trained her in first level movements.

For The United States Eventing Association, she has competed through the novice level, and schooled the training level movements.

In eventing, Hannah has competed through the novice level (2'11). She was regularly schooling training level (3'3) on her previous mount to prepare to move up before buying her current horse. She looks forward to bringing her thoroughbred up to where she was, and continuing on to the upper levels. In the jumpers, Hannah has competed in classes up to 3'.

In the next several years, Hannah aims to continue training her young horse. Additionally, she is very excited to have been given the opportunity to work with many new riders and horses. She hopes to allow the clients she works for to receive and experience all the incredible things that the horse world has to offer. Hannah is also thrilled to pass on her horse management and riding knowledge to all types of riders. In 2017, she plans on beginning her training program at Sydmor, and to begin competing Aly.

Hannah is open to coaching all types of riders and horses. She has been trained and certified in her ability to give beginners a good basis, confidence, and instruction on how to build them up in the correct manor. Pony Club has given her the knowledge and experience needed to show both riders and horses the right path to success, both in the show ring and out.


Blaine OrrisTrainer/Instructor

BLAINE ORRIS a 3-day eventer and trainer, grew up around horses, starting with western and driving horses before he was introduced to 3-day evening. He has trained with internationally know riders, including Leslie Law, George Morris and Tricia Dahms.

Blaine strives to improve the relationship between horse and rider. If you and your horse have trust between you, your horse is more likely to stay between you and the ground.  It’s all about breaking it down so horse and rider can understand the method of communication between them to achieve a good ride.  Regardless of your discipline, the goal is to adequately communicate what you want to your horse.

​Blaine Orris Eventing offers a full line of equine services. From starting the unschooled young horse to rehabbing your old pasture pet. Whether you have dreams of going to the horse show or just want to trail ride with friends, we can give you a leg up. If you are looking for a new horse, or trying to move a former partner along, we would be happy to help match you with the right horse or buyer. All disciplines welcome.

​​​Marcie Turjan  Instructor/Judge

Marcie is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has been active in the horse industry for 25+ years. 

Marcie is a graduate pony clubber, avid eventer, foxhunter and multi-discipline competitor. She has competed her horse 'Goose' in Eventing through the Intermediate level and the CCI* level, her stallion 'Rocky' at Preliminary, and is currently bringing her two mares "Libby” & “Ella” up through the levels.  Marcie specializes in starting young horses, fixing problem horses, and retraining Thoroughbreds. Marcie is a fun, energetic instructor and welcomes students of all ages and skill levels. Marcie has a proven track record in coaching students from local to national level competitions. She thrives on helping a rider develop a successful relationship with their horse and watching them reach their goals. Marcie has trained under some of the most renowned names in this country and Australia. Her vast experience and versatility allow her to deliver a complete education to all of her horses and students.

Marcie is affiliated with numerous equestrian organizations nationwide and is a qualified Instructor and Official with the United States Pony Clubs, qualified Technical Delegate, Judge and Official for eventing and hunter/jumper competitions and certified Safety Coordinator with the United States Eventing Association.

Marcie is currently based out of Pittsburgh, PA and is a primary Instructor for the Rolling Rock Hunt Pony Club. She is affiliated with numerous training facilities in the Western PA region and travels to teach lessons and give clinics within the region.  Marcie is an active competitor and coach with plenty of prestigious awards to back her success.  She can help riders develop a goal-oriented progressive training and competition schedule for themselves and their horses. 

For more information and a complete biography including riding experience, training certifications, and business operations of Marcie Turjan, please visit her website at www.marcie-turjan.com or feel free to contact Marcie directly at 814-659-7511.

Christen CarterTrainer/Instructor

Christen Carter combines a lifelong passion for horses with an extensive knowledge of natural horsemanship and traditional training methods to build a bond between horse and rider. She has trained and completed successfully in the Hunter Ring, Western Pleasure, Western Dressage, Saddle Seat, and is currently training and showing first level dressage. Always striving to grow in her riding and training methods she continues to train with locally and nationally known trainers working towards her certificate of low level dressage.

Christen has experience working with horses of all breeds, temperaments, and age of drafts to ponies. She has rescued and restarted many off the track thoroughbreds, which have gone on to compete professionally as well as become beloved friends for recreational riding. Christen has a gift for working with the “problem horse” and understands how to get to the root of the issue. She takes the time and patience to develop what it takes for both sides of a horse - rider partnership to fully enjoy the process of learning and growing toward their goals in and out of the saddle.

 Whether you have a starry eyed little one begging for a pony, or you have had a lifelong dream to ride; from ages 8 to 90, beginner to advanced riders across any discipline; Christen is ready to help you and your equine partner excel!