Michael Dennedy brings a diverse background to The Clover Stables. Starting his career in fashion wholesale with a focus in menswear, Michael moved to NYC in 2003. He quickly built grass roots relationships with The Buckle, Filene’s, Nordstrom, and many specialty retailers throughout the country. Creating strategic ways to build and maintain business relationships was something that came naturally to Michael.
After 4 years of traveling nationally/internationally, Michael decided to switch careers and in 2007 he entered into the high-end health club industry. Working for David Barton Gym, a boutique gym located on 85th and Madison, Michael gained tremendous experience working with high net worth clientele. Managing over 500 clients’ accounts was something Michael enjoyed because of his charismatic personality characteristics. Moving forward, Michael took a position as the corporate membership director for the Mercedes Club, an 80,000 square foot heath club located in Hell’s Kitchen NYC. The health club was owned by Two Trees Management, a real estate development company located in DUMBO Brooklyn. It was at this point Michael realized he wanted to get involved in real estate development, and through personal contacts he landed an interview with Jimmy Cassidy of Cassway Contracting.
In 2016 Michael started working closely with Cassidy to conjure up a plan to design and develop an equestrian facility in Rock Tavern, NY. In 2017 The Clover Stables was official established and started boarding horses in its 9-stall barn. Since, The Clover Stables has built a 16-stall barn and a 38-stall luxury show barn nested on their 137-acre property. As the General Manager, Michael is actively involved in the day to day operations as he works closely with both Laura Ossman (Barn Manager) and Terrence Huebner (Head Trainer).
Terrence has had a love for the horse and the equine industry for over 40 years. Over his career he has developed competitive riders and horses locally through the national level. He now has taken his knowledge and experience to become the Head Trainer at The Clover Stables. Behind the scenes, Terrence is the force making sure that all of Clover's instructors and trainers are operating at peak performance in order to ensure the best customer experience possible. When he isn't overseeing the lesson curriculum, training structure, and IEA team at The Clover Stables, he still can be seen at the ring coaching or in the saddle training and showing. Some career highlights to date are qualifying “Rain King” in the 2nd Year Green Conformation Hunters for the Indoor Shows at The National in Madison Square Garden, Harrisburg and Washington. Terrence rode in his first Grand Prix in 1997 on “Marine Core” at the Sussex County Horse Show. Terrence judges over 20 horse shows yearly and is currently working towards obtaining his “r” in Hunters/Hunter Seat Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumpers, he has the pleasure of judging over 20 shows yearly. In 2019 Terrence managed the Sussex County Benefit Series Horse Shows. He is currently an active member of the US Equestrian, New Jersey PHA, and he is the 2019-20 President of the Sussex County Horse Show Committee.
BARN MANAGER / INSTRUCTOR
Laura graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a Bachelors in Equine Science and Management in 2003. Since then, her career has focused on caring for and managing the equine athlete, working first for many years in the Standardbred Racing world and subsequently moving to the Hunter Equitation Ring. As a result of her wealth of experience caring for horses at the track, Laura was a major asset to trainers in the show ring because of her ability to maintain their competition horses' soundness, health and well-being. Presently, Laura utilizes her extensive knowledge from both the track and the show ring to manage the daily care and health of all horses at The Clover Stables. Laura strives each day to maintain a happy and healthy environment for horses boarded at Clover through close communication and cooperation with their owners.
ADVANCED SHOW TRAINER
Lisa, with over 40 years’ experience, holds both hunter and equitation judges’ licenses with the USEF. She judges from Florida to NY and teaches clinics based on correct fundamentals and top-level horsemanship. Lisa trains horse and rider using her positive reinforcement techniques in preparation for a successful future in and out of the show ring. Lisa’s students have been competitive riders at the highest levels of competition, from the Florida circuit, USEF medal and Maclay finals, National pony finals, Derby finals,
Vermont Summer Festival, Old Salem, and up to the HITS circuit in both NY and Florida. Using gentle but firm training techniques for young horses, Lisa prepares them for long and successful careers in the show ring.
BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTOR
Lexie has shared her passion for horses for about 15 years. During that time Lexie studied through one of the largest equine educational programs in the world - Pony Club. This extensive program allowed Lexie to compete all along the east coast; being challenged in horsemanship, stable management and sportsmanship. Today Lexie draws from those experiences as an instructor and rider in order to pass on her knowledge to her students. Her enthusiasm for all aspects of riding can not be missed in the ring. Lexie’s experiences in different rings from show jumping to mounted games are evident when she teaches. Since her time with Pony Club, Lexie has pushed herself to grow as a rider and horsewoman. Her opportunities to work with trainers like Micheal Page and Lane Ashker have also fueled her love of this sport.
Jackie is a lifelong horsewoman whose love of horses began as a small child with her first one, an Appaloosa named Cash. It was with Cash that Jackie first discovered her passion for dressage and it has shaped her into the horseperson and instructor she is today. With over ten years experience teaching, Jackie specializes in introducing riders of all abilities and backgrounds to the benefits of correct dressage fundamentals. Incorporating rider biomechanics into her program, Jackie’s students learn to communicate more effectively with their horse. Jackie has extensive experience teaching beginner through the more seasoned dressage riders up to 3rd level. Jackie holds a B.S. in Equine Business Management and an A.S. in Equine Science from Johnson and Wales University. She subsequently trained full time in Germany for four years, earning her Bereiter license which certifies her to teach students and train horses through L level in both dressage and jumping. Upon returning to the U.S., Jackie worked as an assistant trainer to Shannon Stevens at Elite Expression Dressage to further her education before starting on her own. Jackie joins The Clover Stables bringing her vast experience to our team. She also trains regularly under FEI rider and USDF gold medalist Tom Noone to continue her growth.
DRESSAGE / INSTRUCTOR
Susan specializes in dressage and feels such a discipline is a good foundation for those interested in Hunter Jumper, Eventing, Western or Sidesaddle. She is a USDF Certified Rider, USDF bronze medalist, and is halfway to achieving her silver medal, which she hopes to complete in 2020. Susan is EAGALA (equine assisted growth and learning association) certified, E3A (equine experiential education association) certified, and PATH (professional association of therapeutic horsemanship) certified. She teaches a solid foundation of relaxation, balance, rhythm, and the art of using riders aids correctly. Susan is known for always bringing positivity and patience to each lesson. No matter what level the rider is, Susan brings out the rider’s highest level of potential.
THERAPY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Lynn is the founder and executive director of Full Circle ECA. She has been a certified therapeutic riding instructor thru PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) since 2001 and holds an additional PATH certification as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning as well as certifications from Parelli Natural Horsemanship and the American Riding Instructors Association. Lynn has developed and implemented programs for schools and organizations such as Hospice of Rockland, The Alzheimer’s Association of Hudson Valley, Jawonio, ARC and Veteran’s Angels. She and four of her therapy horses (Journey, Dakota, Jack and Captain) happily reside at The Clover Stables.