About Debbie

Debbie was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  Upon graduating from high school, she attended Meredith Manor International Equestrian College in West Virginia.  Debbie entered school as a western major; however it was her experience at Meredith Manor that opened up the world of dressage. Before settling on a career in dressage, she gained experience showing and training horses in western riding and reining, hunter-jumper, and low levels of eventing.  The driving force in Debbie's equestrian career has always been to be an excellent instructor and a sympathetic and knowledgeable trainer.  Meredith Manor gave her a good foundation in stable management, teaching and training. The last thirty years Debbie has been totally dedicated to continuing her education in order to fulfill that goal. From 1985 to 1991, she operated Equestrian Hills, a large training facility in Indiana.  It was through her efforts that it grew from an eighteen-stall barn to a one hundred and fifty- stall facility.  Equestrian Hills provided instruction and training for dressage, jumping and eventing riders in the Indianapolis area.  In 1995, Debbie opened Lantern Lane Farm so that riders could enjoy a training center that would perpetuate the growth of classical riding and give riders a fun place to learn and vacation.  Revamping an 1840's colonial house, creating gardens and a friendly place for horses to live, she created an environment where equestrians were comfortable to immerse themselves in riding, resting and relaxing.  Currently, Debbie conducts riding clinics, administers and teaches the riding vacation program, supervises and teaches her local lesson program, and conducts dressage clinics in the Middleburg area.