Riding School Director, Assistant Instructor
Though she has always been a life-long lover of horses, Carly officially began her equine adventure at age 11, and since then has trained in a wide array of disciplines, including hunter/jumpers, western equitation, cutting, classical dressage, saddleseat equitation, and gaited disciplines. She is currently set to graduate in December 2019 with an Equine and Animal science degree from Morehead State University.
As a student, Carly has had the opportunity to train under many incredible trainers and instructors. Carly spent time as a working student for Yvonne Barteau of KYB Dressage where she was given the opportunity to ride all types of horses from retired Grand Prix horses to green rescues. Additionally, she has ridden in clinics with Jaton Lord, Annette Coker, Kevin Meyer, and Carolyn Hunt.
Carly found her true passion in teaching when she first began assisting with summer camps at her barn in the summer. She spent a summer at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center as Animal Activities Director where she managed the barn and oversaw horse camps.
Though Carly has extensive experience working with all breeds of horses, the Icelandic Horse is her “heart breed”. She was introduced to the breed in 2014 when she accepted a job at Windstar Ranch in Elberfeld Indiana. They very quickly became a special part of her life. And when she eventually left Windstar to pursue school, she fell out of the breed, but always knew she would find her way back, and was thrilled when an opportunity to work at Léttleiki Icelandics came her way.
Carly is the proud owner of eight animals, an appendix horse, “New York Groove” or Gatsby, a dog, Lagertha, and six rodents of assorted varieties.