LNJ Encyclopedia

Booker, owned by Mona Erwin, is an exciting 2015 OTTB with a huge amount of talent.

He has enjoyed many top placings, including TIP Champion in the Training Horse division at the 2021 American Eventing Championships, and winning the Training Division at the 2021 Area II Championships. He has recently made the step up to preliminary and we are so excited to see where he will go next!


Cassia, affectionately called “Schnitzel” was imported from Olympian Fouaad Mirza in Germany with the help of Pegazon Horses in 2023. Foaled in 2018 from Westphalian jumper lines, Cassia shows effortless scope and striking gaits.

Ashley has started her slowly and thoughtfully, enlisting the help of New Zealand team rider Monica Spencer with Cassia’s early education. She’ll begin her recognized eventing campaign in earnest this year, looking ready to tackle all three phases with ease.


Maybelline Cover Girl

Ashley found Maybelline Cover Girl (“May”) when she was just a green six-year-old from Ketchen Place Farm in 2006.  May, a Trakehner/Thoroughbred, was purchased as a project horse to bring up the levels with the hopes of going Preliminary and possibly a one star. Ashley and May forged a significant partnership from the very beginning and they competed from the beginner novice level together all the way to through the 3* level, as well as an Advanced Combined Test.

May is now retired on Ashley’s parents lovely farm in Easley, SC, where she gets whatever she wants, as a queen should!

Career Highlights:

6/1/13 Virginia HT – Intermediate – 2nd
4/3/13 The Fork – CIC** – 24th
3/30/13 Morven Park – Intermediate – 7th
2/22/13 Pine Top – Intermediate – 7th
9/29/12 Middleburg HT – Intermediate – 4th
4/20/12 Fair Hill – Intermediate – 8th
3/23/12 Southern Pines – Intermediate – 11th
2/24/12 Pine Top – Intermediate – 10th
10/12/11 Fair Hill – CCI** – 35th (out of 61)
5/11/11 Jersey Fresh – CCI** – 21st (out of 34)
3/25/11 Poplar Place – Intermediate – 5th
10/29/10 Virginia HT – Intermediate – 3rd
9/3/10 Five Points – Intermediate – 5th
8/26/10 Richland – Intermediate – 9th
6/26/10 Surefire – Intermediate – 6th
5/21/10 Virginia HT – CCI* – 11th

Quality Vintage

Otherwise known as Cole, Quality Vintage was purchased from Tim Bourke in late 2017. He is a 2013 imported Holsteiner gelding, and competed successfully through the 2* level with multiple top 5 finishes in international competition.

Cole is now partnered with an extremely talented young rider who feeds him all the bananas he could ever want!


Vanquish (otherwise known as “Dash”) is a 2007 OTTB purchased from Jan Byyny, originally sourced from Tebogo Sport Horses. Dash steadily moved up the levels, excelling in all three phases, and ran through the Intermediate level. Dash is now owned and loved by a fabulous amateur rider.

Flight of Fancy

Roxie is a 2008 Thoroughbred mare owned by Sara Ortiz. Due to Sara’s pregnancy, Ashley took over the ride on Roxie and they competed up to the Preliminary level. Roxie has an incredible cross country record, running nearly 50 events from 2015-2022, with only two cross country penalties ever (in her first few events). Roxie is now showing Sara’s young daughter the ropes.


“Rudy” is a 2010 unraced Thoroughbred purchased through Dan Clasing from Gary and Angie Francart. Rudy competed to Training level with several top three finishes to his record. Gary missed Rudy so much that he bought him back for himself to compete on and we look forward to watching them become a competitive pair together!


Known as Tutu in the barn, this 2010 gelding was purchased by Erica Rhoad and went from steeplechasing to completing his first Novice events in record time and with lots of class! Tutu was then sold to a student in Ashley’s program and in 2019 won the Junior Beginner Novice Area II Championships.


Nico is a 2011 Thoroughbred who never raced. Purchased from Maggie Zock, Nico started his eventing career early at four and competed up to Novice level. Eventing was never quite the right fit for Nico, and he is now a fabulous hunt horse for Shannon Davis.

Southern Belle 

Belle is a 1996 Trakhener/Thoroughbred mare who Ashley bought as a seasoned novice horse when Ashley was fourteen. Ashley and Belle did many novices together and were able to successfully move up to training together. Ashley did several pony club events on Belle as well as receiving her C3 on her. Unfortunately Belle’s eventing career ended when she had to have colic surgery but she was able to go to a fantastic retirement home.

Yellow Jasmine 

Jazzy is a 1994 Quarter Horse mare who Ashley got as a very green project pony when she was only twelve years old. Jazzy had had no former education or training and was basically “green broke”. While not being very well educated, Jazzy had a great temperament and her and Ashley were able to learn together successfully. In fact, Jazzy learned to like jumping so much that she would jump out of the dressage ring! Ashley did many pony club events and CTs on Jazzy but sadly her eventing career ended when Ashley found that the palomino pony had quite an aversion to water. Jazzy found a great home with a young girl who decided she strictly wanted to do the hunter/jumpers.