The Aubrey Hill staff is dedicated to making everything about your visit unforgettable and second to none. Videos are always available upon request. Accommodations can be easily arranged to your preference. Directions will be provided for you from anywhere in the continental United States. Exceptional options for dinner can be reserved and most important, we have exquisite horses and ponies to look at in an environment that is absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for your time.
Karen Newman has been riding and showing since she was 11 years old. She has competed in the Junior Hunters as well as the Amateur Owners. She has won multiple championships at major shows including HITS Ocala and Harrisburg. Karen has extensive knowledge in training young riders as well as young horses. She teaches with patience and understanding that comes from being a Mom as well as a wife.
Coming from an equestrian family, Michael has been showing in competition since he was five. Michael enjoyed a tremendously successful junior career showing horses all over the country for some of the industries most prominent trainers. Having much success in the national medal finals (4th USET, 6th AHSA, 6th ASPCA) and winning four statewide medal finals, Michael decided to pursue riding as a full time career. Since becoming a professional, whether it be teaching or riding, Michael has been champion at most of the major horse shows including Devon, Harrisburg, Washington and New York. Michael currently has a farm in Pace, Florida (Pensacola area) where he and his wife Karen have a sales and show program. Michael currently holds four “R” judging licenses (Hunter, Jumper, Hunter Breeding, Hunter Equitation) and judges all over the country,Canada and Holland.
Aleece is the daughter of Michael and Karen Newman and plays a big role in the training and success of Aubrey Hill. Aleece has been riding since she was four years old and has been competing on the A circuit for most of those years. She has numerous national championships to her name including 2009 Devon champion and best child rider on a pony, 2008 and 2009 reserve champion at Washington International Horse Show, 2009 Reserve Champion USEF Pony Final all on her small pony Rico Suave and more recently 2012 USEF Pony Finals Grand Green Pony Champion on her large pony Valentino. In addition to a success showing in the pony world she is also competitive in the Junior Hunters, picking up numerous championships.
Britney Jarman is the daughter of Michael and Karen Newman and is not only a great rider and asset to Aubrey Hill she is also the farm’s official photographer!! Britney has been showing on the A circuit along with her sister since she was 5 years old. She has won numerous championships on both horses and ponies and has ribboned at all the major national shows. She is an integral part of the riding and training at Aubrey Hill.
Ashley began riding in the south Florida area over 25 years ago, but has lived in the Florida panhandle for the majority of her life. Childhood show experience included areas of the southeast and southern Maryland in areas of hunters, equitation, jumpers, and 3 day eventing. As an adult her interests expanded deeper into understanding equine behavior, natural horsemanship techniques, and improving medical knowledge. Living on and managing farms, show facilities, and working with large animal veterinarians provided hands her on experience and education. Ashley’s formal education includes graduating from the University of West Florida in 2006 with a B.S. in Business Administration Comprehensive Marketing and a Certificate of Sales Management from Dr. Bob Kimball. She quickly decided to venture out of her field and acquired certification in elementary education from the State of Florida and began employment. Most of her teaching experience has been for students with learning disabilities in areas of concentrated poverty. Her teaching experience has made her a great asset to Aubrey Hill Equestrian. She is great with young riders and knows how to build their confidence so they leave here with a sense of pride.