Meet Our Instructors

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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 has provided instruction to countless individuals, many of whom continue to love and show horses to this day.   She has been invited to judge horse show competitions at the local, state, regional and national level.  Her commitment to her horses and to her clients is without question, and her skill as a trainer is indubitable, especially when one considers her many students who have successfully competed and won local, state, regional and national horse shows.

 

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Kaitlyn Alemian

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 Don Harris, Mike Roberts, Ricky Cook, and Brian Chappell 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.