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 – PATH Int’l Therapeutic Instructor
Jenna began riding at the age of eight and has been volunteering with various therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy programs since 2001. She is certified as a PATH Int’l Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. With over a decade teaching in the arena, Jenna’s passion lies in facilitating communication between horse and human. She loves starting from the basics, whether on the ground or in the saddle – helping both horse and rider come to a mutual understanding and partnership. Above all, she wants to ensure that riding and interactions with the horse/equine activities are accessible to all, including disabled equestrians, at whatever level of sport or interaction they are interested in.
Jennifer Knisley – Instructor, Assistant Trainer
Jen comes to Trinity Farm with over twenty years of professional experience in the Hunter/Jumper discipline. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she started riding at the age of eight where she showed on the IHJA circuit. Jen has trained and worked with many top professionals such as T. Whitehead, Peter Pletcher, Diane Carney, Nancy Whitehead and has ridden in clinics with George Morris and Melanie Smith. Jen loves every aspect of the sport, from helping a young student discover the excitement of their first ride, to finding creative ways for an experienced competitive rider to refine their horsemanship.