Coach: Lindsay Vulich

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As a junior, Lindsay and her Small Junior Hunter, “Now Appearing,” competed in hunter, jumper, and medal classes.  The pair qualified and competed at the Washington International Horse Show and received ribbons at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Devon National Horse Show.  Lindsay and “Now Appearing” aka “Sprout” received numerous Year-End Championship Awards for their accomplishments, including United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Zone 2 Horse of the Year.  Lindsay also received the Best Child Rider Award at Quentin in 1997 and 1998.

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Currently, Lindsay is the Head Coach of the Dickinson College Equestrian Team (DET).  Lindsay has been coaching the team since 2004.  She is a United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer and is an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) horse show steward at the Regional and Zone level.

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Lindsay is currently an instructor at Hollyhurst Farm in Carlisle, Pa.  She is a member of the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA).  Lindsay is a member of many affiliate organizations such as the Central Pa Junior Horse Show Association), Pennsylvania Horse Show Association (PHSA), and the Eastern Pa Chapter of the Professional Horsemen’s Association (EPPHA).  From 2006 to 2008, Lindsay was on the CPJHSA Board of Directors and was the Chairman of the CPJHSA Clinic Committee during that time.

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Lindsay always has students who earn Year-End awards with many organizations and also has DET students who earn top prizes with the IHSA.

Some highlights include…

In 2014, Kassandra Nulton and “Against All Odds” had another great year in the Children’s Hunter Horse 14 and under!!

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Champion at Stirrup Cup Finals
3rd Place Zone 2 HOTY
Qualified for Zone 2 Hunter Finals
Champion PHSA
Champion EPPHA
Res. Champion CPJHSA
Champion CPJHSA Josey Mohler
3rd Place at Josey Mohler Finals
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Kassandra and “Against All Odds”

 

In 2014, Lindsay started and now coaches an IEA Team (Interscholastic Equestrian Association). The Hollyhurst Equestrian Team is made up of High School and Middle School riders from Hollyhurst Farm.  Their debut year was very successful.  Many riders qualified for IEA Regional Finals and several riders earned High Point Rider Awards throughout the year.

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At the IHSA Zone 3 “Battle in the Saddle” Invitational hosted by the Valley Forge Military Academy in the Fall of 2014, Madison Etchberger placed 1st in Walk Trot, Kiki Barry placed 2nd in Open Fences and 7th in Open Flat, Anne Maffey placed 3rd in Intermediate Fences, Jillian Kaufman placed 8th in Intermediate Flat (and her team was tied for Reserve High Point Team), Ariel Goos placed 9th in Novice Fences, and Callan Donovan placed 10th in Novice Flat.
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“Madison Etchberger and Lindsay Vulich”

In 2013, “Against All Odds” and student, Kassandra Nulton, had a great first year in the Children’s Hunter Horse 14 and Under Division.  Kassie and her horse, “Rooster,” were Year-End Reserve Champion in CPJHSA and PHSA, placed 4th in EPPHA.  Kassie’s first time competing the Josey Mohler Equitation Finals, earned her a 6th place finish.  The pair also finished 5th Overall in the USHJA Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Award Standings.

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Kassandra and “Against All Odds”

Also in 2013, Meagan Smith and her pony, “Meant To Be Mine” were competitive in the Large Children’s Hunter Pony Division placing 3rd Year-End in CPJHSA, 5th PHSA, and 6th EPPHA.  They also finished 19th Overall in the USJHA Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Award Standings.  Meagan and “Yogi” also debuted in the jumper ring and even brought home a tri-color ribbon!

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Meagan and “Meant to be Mine”

Courtney Fleisher and her pony, “Napoleon,” were 2013 Year-End Champions with EPPHA in the Pre-Children’s Pony Hunter Division.  They were also Champion in that division at the CPJHSA Benefit Horse Show.

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Courtney and “Napoleon”

At the IHSA Zone 3 “Battle in the Saddle” Invitational hosted by the Valley Forge Military Academy in the Fall of 2013, Emma Jenkins placed 2nd in Intermediate Flat, Rikka Olson placed 2nd in Novice Flat, Alexis Haynie placed 5th in Advanced WTC, and Renee Hirt placed 6th in Novice Over Fences.

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Rikka, Alexis, Lindsay, Renee and Emma

In the Spring of 2013, Amy Woolf placed 4th in Alumni Over Fences and 5th in Alumni Flat at IHSA Zone 3 Finals.  Jaimee Perlmutter placed 7th in Novice Over Fences in IHSA Zone 3 Finals.

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Jaimee and “Martel”

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Amy and “Leroy”

In the Fall of 2012, Emma Jenkins won the Blue Ribbon at the Holiday Invitational hosted by Centenary College.  Lindsay coached several other DET members who also qualified and ribboned at the Invitational.

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Emma and Lindsay

In 2012, Kassandra Nulton and “Against All Odds” were Year-End Champions in the Pre-Children’s Hunter Horse Division for CPJHSA, PHSA, and EPPHA. They were the winner of the “Bit of Straw Classic” at the St. Christopher’s Horse Show.  The Perry County Schooling Series (PCSS) also presented them with the Overall High-Point Horse and Rider Award.

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 Kassandra and “Against All Odds”

Meagan Smith and “Meant To Be Mine” were the PCSS Champions in the Pony and Modified Hunter Divisions and Meagan won the Outlaw Stable Equitation Challenge Final.  The two also placed 3rd year-end with PHSA, 5th with EPPHA , and 6th with CPJHSA in the Pre-Children’s Hunter Pony Division.

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Meagan and “Meant to be Mine”

Lia College and “River City Melody” were the PCSS Year-End Reserve Champions in the Senior Equitation Division.

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Lia and “River City Melody”

Abigail Myers and her pony, “So Spoiled,” competed in the Short Stirrup Equitation Division and received many year-end awards in many affiliate organizations.

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Abigail and “So Spoiled”

In the Spring of 2012, Claire Persichetti was presented with a trophy and the Overall IHSA High Point W/T & W/T/C Rider Award in Zone 3, sponsored by the USHJA.  Amy Woolf was Reserve Champion in Open Flat at IHSA Regional Finals and placed 7th at IHSA Zone 3 Finals. Elizabeth Austin was Reserve Champion in Wlak/Trot at Regional Finals and Placed 6th at Zone 3 Finals.

The DET was the Reserve Champion High Point Team for the 2010-2011 season.  A number of Lindsay’s riders have been awarded High Point and Reserve High Point Honors at regular season IHSA competitions.  Each year, Lindsay has DET Students qualify and compete at Regional and Zone Finals.

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In 2011, Katie Dugan and “Gimme a Kiss” were Year-End Champions with the CPJHSA and Year-End Reserve Champions with PHSA and EPPHA in the Large Pre-Children’s Hunter Pony Division.

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Katie and “Gimme a Kiss”

Also in 2011, Isaac Nulton and his pony, “Pickpocket” were PCSS Year-End Reserve Champions in the Pony Hunter Division.

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 Isaac and “Pickpocket”

In the Spring of 2011, Mary McClintock was Champion in the Novice Over Fences at IHSA Regional Finals, Reserve Champion at Zone 3 Finals, and placed 7th at IHSA National Finals.  In Novice Flat, Kimberly Spackman was Reserve Champion at Regional Finals, Reserve Champion at Zone 3 Finals, and placed 6th at IHSA National Finals.  National Finals were held in Lexington, Kentucky.

Anne Maffey and “Second Chance” were awarded the Children’s Hunter Horse 14 & Under Series Reserve Championship at Hollyhurst Farm in June of 2010.  They also finished Year-End Reserve Champions with CPJHSA and PHSA and 3rd with EPPHA.

In 2010, Meagan Smith and Lindsay’s pony, “Mr. Blue Eyes,” were Year-End Champions with CPJHSA, PHSA, and EPPHA in the Sm/Med Pre-Children’s Hunter Pony Division.

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Meagan and “Mr. Blue Eyes”

In Spring 2010, Lindsay coached Mary McClintock in Novice Flat at IHSA Nationals in Lexington, KY.  Mary placed 2nd at Regional Finals and placed 2nd at Zone Finals.

In March 2009, Davia Palmeri, another DET student coached by Lindsay, won the Novice Over Fences Class at IHSA Regional Finals and placed 4th at IHSA Zone 3 Finals.

Lindsay trained and showed Megan Yarnall’s “If You Insist” to the Hopeful Hunter Championship at the PCSS in November 2008.

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Meagan and “If You Insist”

Lindsay coached Lillian Walter, a DET student, in Walk/Trot of the IHSA.  Lily placed 1st at Regional Finals, 2nd at Zone 3 Finals, and placed 3rd at IHSA National Finals held is Los Angeles, CA in May of 2008.

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Lindsay and Lily

In the summer of 2007, Lindsay trained Emily Hoke and her pony, “Pal of Mine” to the Children’s Hunter Pony Series Championship at the Halcyon Farm Summer Series. “Pal of Mine” was then later sold to Bibby Farmer-Hill of Don Stewart Stables.

In January 2007, Lindsay coached Elizabeth Gingrich and Nicole Godley (DET members) at the Tournament of Champions in Athens, GA.  Nicole finished in the top 16.

In 2006, “Mr. Blue Eyes” and Katie Vellios were Year-End Champions in PHSA, EPPHA, and a Blue Merit Award Winner in the Maryland Horse Show Association.  They also won the Overall High Point Award in the CPJHSA.

The PCSS presented Lindsay with the Leading Trainer Award in 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

In October 2003, Lindsay coached Katie Vellios and her pony, “Cute As A Button” to a second place finish in Leadline at the PA National Horse Show.  Since then, Lindsay has had many students place in Leadline at Harrisburg.  “Cute As A Button” then went on to placing 2nd in the NAL Pony Jumper Finals.

Lindsay and “Monkey Shine,” owned by Dr. Danielle K. B. Boal, received Reserve Champion in the Local Hunter Finals at the Pa National Horse Show in October of 2001.

In May of 2001, Lindsay showed Susan Crotty’s, “Pearl Moon” to 6th Place at The Devon National Horse Show in the Young Hunter Under Saddle riding amongst top professionals.