Get To Know Our Resident Trainers



At Independence Farm, we offer pristine hunter/jumper and dressage lessons from renowned, USHJA-certified trainers in the Chicagoland area. They will help you become familiar with your horse and feel at ease with boarding and training within our facilities, across our beautiful 60 acres of land.


While all of our trainers are supportive and experienced, you can learn more about the individual trainers and their farms, as well as the types of hunter/jumper and dressage lessons they provide.

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Littlewood Farm
Joanne Kurinsky
Katie Kunk
937-564-0764
www.littlewoodfarmil.com

Littlewood Farm is a true family run hunter/jumper operation that caters to the needs of all level of riders and provides the best individual care for your horse or pony. We offer a fun, safe, supportive environment for riders who want to progress at their own pace without having to show. Our proven teaching methods consistently produce nationally recognized horses and riders. We also have wonderful lesson horses and ponies available for those just getting started.

Olde Welbourne

Olde Welbourne
Denise Dennehy Lenn
847-308-1345
www.oldewelbourne.com

Olde Welbourne focuses on providing high-quality amenities to its riders and on the wellbeing of their horses. From stable care to footing, it’s all about classic horsemanship.


We have never been as happy as we are now. Independence has created an environment so that we as trainers have the ability to have both horse and rider thrive.
~ Denise Dennehy Lenn

Hunter/jumper lessons are delivered with the greatest care and attention for both horse and rider, where such mutual level of comfort can make for a harmonious ride.

Blue Mountain Farm

Blue Mountain Farm
Thomas Cerra
847-638-6313
www.bluemountainfarm.com

At Blue Mountain Farm, hunter/jumper lessons are available for top-level riders looking to advance their training career. Riders receive the utmost attention, as the facility is all-inclusive and provides a keen focus during lessons. Blue Mountain Farm also specializes in the buying and selling of qualified horses, from young to Grand Prix.

Latokhin Dressage

Latokhin Dressage
Sara Latokhin
815-791-6741
www.latokhindressage.com

At Latokhin Dressage, all levels are welcome, and there are Training and Show packages available to suit every rider’s needs.


I believe in correct consistent training of both horse and rider. I also believe in having fun! Every one of my clients supports each other, both at shows and at home. We strive for a friendly, family environment.
~ Sara Latokhin

Dressage lessons are focused on offering expertise and fun, where riders can learn correct form and strive towards their goals, but also enjoy every moment on their horse.

Jump 4it Equestrian

Jump 4it Equestrian
Betsy Anderson
815-791-6741
www.jump4itequestrian.com

We are a hunter/jumper barn that has something for everyone from beginners to advanced riders, children to adults. We offer private lessons for our horses and riders and teach not only how to ride but also how to care for the horses. Our team competes on the A/B circuits and attends one or two horse shows per month.

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