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Clients often compliment us on the quality of our staff and with good reason. At Cedar Crest every staff member has deliberately chosen the equestrian industry for their career and has spent years studying and training to be effective and competent in their job. The majority of our personnel have been certified by the British Horse Society and, unusually, all our staff fulfill the same job specification as grooms and trainers. At Cedar Crest you won’t find one person mucking stalls; another grooming and tacking up; a third person schooling and someone else again giving instruction – all our staff do all these things. This holistic overview of your horse’s welfare means that both you and he are in the best possible hands. In this way you can confidently work in your office during the week or go away on vacation and be certain that your horse is receiving the very best care and attention, 365 days of the year.

Recruiting and keeping qualified staff is a constant challenge in all equestrian organizations. At Cedar Crest we use our contacts in the U.K. and Ireland to source dedicated young professionals who are looking to use their skills in a busy, vibrant environment. As a British Horse Society approved training center, Cedar Crest is an attractive destination for trainees and professionals alike looking to advance their careers and we are often contacted by potential recruits who have seen us on the B.H.S. website with the result that we are never short of qualified staff.

The team at Cedar Crest always comprises a fun, eclectic group of equestrian enthusiasts who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with our clients. Whilst the majority of our personnel are British and Irish, we have taken on B.H.S. qualified employees in the past from Australia, India, South Africa, Spain and Poland as well as from within the U.S.A.

We are always interested to hear from anyone seeking to work at Cedar Crest or to study for their B.H.S. qualifications, so if you think you fit the bill, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please visit job vacancy for more information and then apply in the first instance by contacting us.
 
Paul Lindsay
Paul with Polka
 

Paul Lindsay B.H.S.I.I.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Paul Lindsay has been involved with horses, both professionally and privately, since his teen years. He has competed successfully in the disciplines of show-jumping, dressage and combined training, and is a former winner at the world famous Dublin Horse Show and of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs’ national equitation jumping championship at advanced open level. Paul gained experience with some of the most prestigious trainers in Europe, including Ferdi Eilberg, John Hall and Carl Hester for dressage, Paul Darragh (world speed show jumping champion) and the renowned Iris Kellet (ladies European show jumping champion) for show-jumping. Later, he was responsible for operating the distinguished Gleneagles Mark Phillips Equestrian Centre in Scotland, as well as the Millbrook Equestrian Center in New York State.

Paul holds his B.H.S.I.I. certification and was for many years a British Horse Society examiner.

In addition to owning and running Cedar Crest, Paul provides consultation services to those interested in creating their own successful equestrian business.

For a detailed biography of Paul Lindsay B.H.S.I.I. in pdf format please click here.

 
Geraldine Lindsay
Gerry with Purple Mor
 

Geraldine Lindsay U.S. Eventing Association Level II Instructor

Gerry Lindsay, a native of Hertfordshire, England, has been riding since she was four years old and grew up successfully competing in a variety of disciplines primarily eventing and show-jumping. At the age of only 14 she placed 4th in a Junior European one-day event selection trial, and later competed successfully at Preliminary level. A highlight of her early equestrian career was training with the late Portuguese dressage maestro Nuno Oliveira.

Gerry gained experience working as a bloodstock shipping agent for the British Bloodstock Agency and later went on to be the events organizer for The Gleneagles Mark Phillips Equestrian Centre, where she was responsible for organizing 70 shows, events and demonstrations annually. She moved to America with her husband, Paul Lindsay, in 1994 to help manage the Millbrook Equestrian Center. Today, Gerry is committed to maintaining the atmosphere of professionalism and friendliness that Cedar Crest has become known for and in 2016 she gained her United States Eventing Association Instructors' Certificate at Level II.

For a detailed biography of Geraldine Lindsay U.S. Eventing Association Level II Instructor in pdf format please click here.

 
Pam with Irish Joker
 

PAM LYON B.H.S.A.I.

 

A native of Thomastown, CT, Pam began riding at the age of 10 and, apart from a brief hiatus while she studied for an alternative career in plumbing, she has dedicated her life to working in the horse industry.  After high school she attended Post University in Waterbury, CT to study for a B.S. in Equine Business Management and Accounting.  As part of that course she spent three months at the Huntley School of Equitation in England where she gained a number of British Horse Society qualifications including her Preliminary Teaching Test.

Pam has worked in a variety of different barns but took up the chance to work with us when it was proposed by Carole Baker, head of student training at Post, and she is now delighted to be working and gaining further experience as part of the Cedar Crest family.

 

 

 

 
Eva Marunova and Bubbles
 

EVA MARUNOVA

We are priviliged to have Eva Marunova, a native of Havirov in the Czech Republic, as our barn manager.  Eva secured a degree in economics from the University of Portsmouth in the U.K. before turning to an equestrian career and gaining a posgraduate diploma in equine science from Hartpury College.  She holds her B.H.S.A.I. certification and has worked in riding schools and eventing yards in the U.K. as well as honing her riding skills at a dressage facility in Portugal. Eva's wealth of practical skills and technical knowledge ensures that all our horses are under the best of care.

Away from the horses, Eva loves to travel, having visited 25 countries thus far and worked in 4; and she is also a salsa dancer of reknown!

 
Kaci Behn and Liam
 

KACI BEHN

Local girl Kaci Behn joined us in the fall of 2015 and apart from a degree in Equine Business Management earned at Asbury University in Kentucky she also brought to us a range of practical skills earned over her professional career in the horse industry.   After working with thoroughbreds for five years, she went on to work with at-risk and under-privileged youth and military veterans with PTSD in an equine therapy program and also became an expert in vaulting.

Kaci is the person to turn to if you want to know exactly where every piece of tack and equipment lives at Cedar Crest Farm!

 

 
Sweep
Sweep
 

Sweep 2000 - 2016

A pedigree schnoodle, born and bred in Hyde Park, NY, Sweep joined the team at Cedar Crest Farm as a six-week-old puppy. With his gregarious and friendly personality, he quickly took on the role of Public Relations Manager and took his job very seriously, meeting and greeting all who came to visit. He welcomed everyone with the same enthusiasm and only asked that other canine visitors should be kept on a leash at all times as they might not know how to behave around the horses.  Sweep passed away in October 2016 and is greatly missed but will never be forgotten.


 

 
 

SPARKY and LILY

Sparky (pictured left), a miniature schnauzer, joined the team as Sweep's second-in-command in 2011 and has now been joined, in November 2016, by a schnoodle called Lily (on the right).  Together they are in charge of meeting and greeting all our guests at Cedar Crest Farm.

 

 
     
 
 
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