Taylor Padgett is our Academy Riding Instructor. Taylor got her start at age 4 and has been in the horse industry ever since. Having mainly shown Saddleseat her whole life, Taylor branched out into the western world for quite a few years. She has shown or competed in western, rodeos, polocrosse, jumping and hunt seat. Taylor was also crowned Miss West Point Rodeo Queen in 2015 along with several other horsemanship wins at other pageants. Taylor has recently come back to Alabama. Taylor has most recently been the riding instructor at Penny Lane Farm in Kentucky and has taken her many riders to wins and reserves all over the southeast as well as the National Academy Finals.
Taylor is a proud member of the United States Equestrian Federation, American Saddlebred Horse Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association of Alabama, American Saddlebred Horse Association of Kentucky and the American Hackney Horse Society.
Hannah Padgett is our Saddleseat Trainer and Head Riding Instructor. Hannah got her start in Saddlebreds at age 5 and has been showing ever since. She has ridden, worked and shown for some of the best trainers in the business before opening her own business in 2006. Her wins are too numerous to count and she has an amazing ability to put a winning horse and rider combination together.
Hannah is an active member of the United Professional Horseman's Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association, United States Equestrian Federation, American Hackney Horse Society, American Road Horse and Pony Association, and American Saddlebred Horse Association of Alabama.