Barn Manager, Farrier
Ever since she first started riding when she was 8, Katrina has always seemed to find herself surrounded by horses. This passion for horses was catalyzed as she dedicated all of her free time growing up working in the barn where she learned to ride, spending early morning and late nights cleaning stalls, grooming horses, teaching lessons, and leading trail riding excursions.
HOLLY & JAMIE
Holly Riordan fell in love with a horse named “Dream” in 1968 at summer at camp. Building on this, Holly later attended the Stoneleigh-Burnham school which offered an extensive high-school level equine program. The love for a horse has stayed with Holly since this early start.
Gaia was born and raised here on Mount Desert Island, just down the street from Whistle Pig farm. She graduated from MDI high school in 2011 and went on to get her bachelors degree in Equine Science from the University of New Hampshire. Upon receiving her degree, Gaia traveled to the horse capital of the world, Ocala, FL, to be a working student under an FEI dressage rider.