Trinity Farm Staff - Get To Know Us!
Poppy & Jason Doyle – Owners
Poppy began riding at the age of nine, with a set of nine lessons for her birthday, and hasn’t looked back since. She spent her adolescent years as a groom on the local rated circuit, then progressed to teaching lessons for several regional trainers. Now, with almost 20 years of training and teaching experience, Poppy draws on her plethora of knowledge to create well-rounded, mindful riders of all ages who are passionate about horses and riding.
Jason grew up on a working cattle farm and began working with horses at the age of 12, doing odd jobs at a local barn. Years later, he progressed to managing the facility maintenance and hauling horses to competitions nationwide. In addition to being the co-owner of Trinity Farm in this wife/husband duo, he puts his extensive knowledge of both the horse and security businesses to use as the facility manager, safeguarding horse, rider, and property against fire and theft. He also serves as the barn’s driver when it comes to hauling to shows.
Jenna McNair – Instructor
Jenna began riding at the age of eight and has been volunteering with various therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy programs since 2001. She began teaching therapeutic riding lessons at Kopper Top Life Learning Center (Liberty, NC) in 2007 and received her PATH Int’l. (formerly NARHA) therapeutic riding instructor certification in 2010. As a current PATH Int’l. instructor, Jenna’s goal is to encourage independent riding skills to the greatest extent possible for each rider – and to have fun while doing so! At Trinity Farm, Jenna conducts the lessons for the beginner riders as well as the therapeutic riding lessons and fills in for Poppy as needed.
Michael Allen – Professional Rider
Michael is a hunter/jumper professional who has been in the business his whole life. Stepping out of the junior ranks, big eq, and the junior hunters, he joined the professional ranks at 19. Taking over his family business in his early 20s, Michael started his Grand Prix career and began traveling up and down the East coast and eventually around the country. He has developed horses and riders over the years and has many successes himself. From students ranging from short stirrup all the way to the junior and amateur jumpers. He has had recent success the past couple of years with high placings in WCHR, students and horses qualifying for Devon and Indoors, as well as derby finals. Michael has worked with greats such as George Morris, Don Stewart, Vick Russell, Greg Best, John French, Diane Carney, amongst others.
He is currently starting a new venture in Memphis, TN, and is also working on acquiring his judge’s card.