Plain City, OH - November 23, 2009 - Sugar Run Farm, a full service hunter/jumper facility located in Plain City, offers a unique training program for horses and riders, focusing on the philosophy that a "happy" horse is a successful horse. Owner and head trainer Jennifer Nadalin, with the help of her partner, Chris Eadline, developed this successful program that has led to many great achievements in the show ring.
At Sugar Run Farm, close attention is paid to each horse's heath, fitness, and rideability. Nadalin believes it is important that both the horse and rider are having fun, while paying close attention to detail so that the pair can be successful. She understands that each rider has a unique set of goals to achieve, and believes that by focusing on fundamentals and details they can quickly achieve these goals while enjoying the journey.
The excellent training program at Sugar Run Farm allows riders to successfully compete at the top horse shows across the country. Nadalin recently traveled to Brownland Autum Classic in Nashville, Tennessee to compete. There she rode Cornelius and Lazzara in the Regular Working Hunter division, earning the championship tricolor aboard Cornelius and the reserve championship honors with Lazzara.
Sugar Run Farm is a 25-acre facility located just west of Columbus, Ohio, which features a 14-stall main barn, as well as a separate 8-stall pony barn. Nadalin trains riders from the short-stirrup level all the way through the grand prix level, and Sugar Run Farm offers amenities for all levels of riders. There is an indoor ring, three outdoor rings, a grand prix field, and a riding area for beginners attached to the pony barn. Sugar Run Farm offers many horses for sale and lease that their riders can consider. For older horses there is a retirement barn that offers ample turnout, taking care of the horses that took care of their riders.
Nadalin has over 35 years of experience as a rider, and began catch riding and training during her junior years. Over the years Nadalin has worked with top trainers such as Geroge Morris, Ann Kursenski, Andre Dignelli, and Judy Richter. She has sold several top hunters and jumpers during her career, and has won numerous awards and championships all over the country. In addition to her coaching duties, Nadalin rides a variety of training and sales mounts, from ponies to grand prix horses.
Eadline is the co-owner of Sugar Run Farm and also assists with coaching students at the farm and at shows. She has been in the equestrian industry for over 30 years as well, and was the hunt seat coach and instructor at Otterbein College. She had the opportunity to take students to national finals and acted as a regional president of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). Eadline has worked and traveled abroad with top riders Leslie Howard and Anne Kursinski, as well as former USEF president Jane Clark. She currently runs the beginner rider and pony program at Sugar Run Farm, which has several wonderful starter ponies available to ride and show.
Sugar Run Farm is pleased to announce the addition of Alex Shokat as the new assistant trainer. Shokat grew up in Clearwater, Florida, riding with Paddy Downing, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2004. He has successfully competed at horse shows across the country, including the Winter Equestrian Festival, Devon, and the USEF Pony Finals. Shokat is looking forward to using his skill and experience to help students reach their goals.
This winter Sugar Run Farm will be traveling to Gulfport, Mississippi to compete during the Gulf Coast Winter Classics. Throughout the winter there will always be a trainer in Ohio to assist clients who do not travel south.
For more information about Sugar Run Farm please visit www.sugarrunfarm.com.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Nadalin is the owner and head trainer at Sugar Run Farm, which offers an excellent beginner rider and pony program. Photo Courtesy of Sugar Run Farm. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Nadalin has ridden great mounts such as Seaworthy to top finishes at horse shows across the country. Photo By: Flashpoint. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.