Experience Counts!
Our trainers have decades of professional equestrian experience in a variety of disciplines.  

Lucia Rittenhouse-Montes, Head Trainer at Rockleigh Equestrian Centre

Lucia Rittenhouse-Montes
Barn Manager and Head Trainer

Lucia’s passion for horses began with her first lesson at age six, when she learned the intimate connection between horse and rider. By the age of 13, she was learning firsthand the discipline and dedication the horse industry requires by working as a barn hand and training ponies. As an FEI groom, rider and manager, Lucia worked along side such high profile professionals including Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup competitor Laura Kraut, Pan American and Olympic Games competitor Lauren Hough and Olympian Anne Kursinski.

As Barn Manager and Head Trainer for Rockleigh Equestrian Centre, Lucia oversees every aspect of our horses’ care. She develops an individualized program for each of our horses from feeding protocols to training and exercise regimens, ensuring they reach top competitive fitness. She oversees the training of all our riders, working with them to set goals and establishing a training schedule designed for success.

When not “on duty," Lucia enjoys showing her horse Logan and spending time with her daughter, Ofelia.

Casey Huber, Rockleigh Equestrian Centre Trainer

Casey Huber
Business Manager

Casey began riding at a young age and developed her skills competing in saddleseat equitation. After spending several years as trainer and co-barn manager for R.E.C., Casey now focuses her expertise as REC's business manager.  She enjoyed teaching students of all levels while participating in the overall care of our horses. As REC's business manager, she is still a positive presence at the barn! 

During her time off, you’ll find Casey still at the barn with her horse - Backdraft, riding the cross country course or exploring the trails adjacent to the farm.

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