Owner / Trainer
Stefanie Collier is a professional rider and trainer in the greater Indianapolis area. She began riding at the age of 8. As a teenager she discovered this was her passion and become a working student for various top trainers. As a junior rider she received numerous championships at nationally recognized horse shows. She competed in the AHSA medal finals, qualified for the Prix de States Zone 5 Junior jumper team at Harrisburg and was an IHJA medal finals winner. In 1994 Stefanie became a professional to pursue her passion of teaching and training horses. In 1998 she was AGA (American Grand Prix Association) Rookie of the year. Upon receiving this title, she was chosen by gold medalist and member of numerous Nations Cup teams, Laura Kraut to ride for her during the 1999 Wellington WEF circuit. There, she gained valuable knowledge that she implements in her training today. Stefanie believes strongly in continuous education. Therefore, for the past 18 years she has had the prestigious Frank Gombolay coach her on her top Grand Prix horses and her rising young jumpers. He was the coach of the Greek show jumping team at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been a contender to be our own USET chef de' quipe, and has coached many world ranking riders and World Cup finalists.
Many of Stefanie's students have received top honors including state and national titles. She has had students chosen for the EAP (Emerging Athletes Program) and some students go on to work professionally in the industry.
She has brought many horses along from their first day in the round pen to their first Grand Prix.
Maura Brady Gregory
Maura was born into a horse loving family’s 4th generation of riders. After an inauspicious start with a seasoned shetland pony who could rarely be caught, she graduated to a larger pony and became active in Pony Club and fox hunting. Later she took up Endurance riding with her part Arab pony and campaigned hard to become the AERC Junior Champion for the Midwest Region. College intervened, but after graduating with a BS in Nursing, she moved to Seattle and competed in Amateur Adult Hunters in shows from British Columbia to California. She returned to Indiana, married and continued to ride and compete, working out of her own barn. It was there that she discovered her love of teaching, and when her two daughters grew old enough to compete themselves, she moved her operation to Colliers Lane and partnered with Stefanie Collier to create a top notch lesson program. She works on developing quality horses and riders. Currently her daughters compete their ponies with many of Stefanie’s and Maura’s students at shows all over the Midwest.