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Dragonfire is a team effort with a line-up that is unbeatable on the west coast for combined experience, professionalism and success. We invite you to take a few minutes to get to know our staff highlighted below.

Earl McFall- Trainer/Instructor

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Earl is a graduate “A” Pony Clubber and is still actively involved in the program, teaching at several of the local pony clubs and giving clinics at the pony club summer camps, as well as being the DC of the Deer Creek Pony Club based at Dragonfire. Earl has competed successfully in Grand Prix Jumpers and through the Advanced level of Three-Day Eventing and was long listed for the Olympics in 2000. He is an active Eventing competitor/instructor and has brought countless horses up through the levels with tremendous success.

In addition to his success in  Upper Level Eventing, Earl has also been greatly successful showing youngsters in the USEA Future Event Horse Program. With many Championships to his credit, Earl can help your young event horse compete at it’s best. His methodical and thorough teaching style gives both students and green horses the confidence required to achieve their goals at any level.

Jennifer McFall- Trainer/Instructor

Jennifer McFall is an International CCI 4**** rider, with several Top Ten Finishes at the CIC3*** and CCI3***  Level, along with being the recipient of the Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grant. She is also a winner in the USEA Young Event Horse Program, through the National Championship level. She has a love for bringing along young horses through the ranks, as well as helping owners develop and compete their young stock. Jennifer has taught clinics throughout the US and finds teaching others how to achieve their goals extremely rewarding.

Jennifer started her riding career in Pony Club and showed her family’s Morgan horses on a regional and national level, winning many National and World titles in Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Dressage and Jumping. She and Dragonfire Kublahan, a Morgan gelding bred by her family farm and her partner during her teenage years, are pictured on the cover of the Pony Club “A” manual and had an exciting career together. Her early years as a trainer/instructor earned her recognition on the national level including being honored by The American Morgan Horse Association for her influence on the breed.

Stephanie Nicora- Academy Instructor

Stephanie’s strong background in Horse Management makes her the perfect person to start your youngster right and to help them understand the importance of the care and maintenance of the horses and ponies that carry them during their lessons. Children will be taught to care for the equipment they use and keep a tidy work space. Stephanie will instill positive lessons that will last a lifetime.

Stephanie’s positive teaching approach, paired with her Masters of Social Work, make it easy for beginner to intermediate riders of all ages to grow and learn under her direction.

Meghan Allen- Academy Instructor

photo-6Meghan’s strong background in Hunter Equitation Over Fences makes her a great addition to our team. Her energetic, outgoing, and patient nature is engaging to all students, especially the young ones.

Cori Davis- Academy Instructor

photo.PNGCori’s International experience in Eventing, combined with her straightforward and direct style of teaching, gives the Academy a well rounded team of instructors.

Cheron Laboissonniere- Breeding Manager/Mature Ladies Instructor

Dragonfire owes its existence and direction to Cheron, Jennifer’s mother. Her vision and ability to see it through, has made Dragonfire Farm what it is today. Her love of producing tomorrow’s champion continues to be her greatest passion.

Cheron also teaches a popular weekend group of enthusiastic “mature ladies” and greatly enjoys doing so. Because she started her riding career as an adult, going on to win World titles in Dressage, she has a unique ability to relate her knowledge of horsemanship to her students, assisting in conquering their fears for riding. Horses, friendship and home-baked goods are the foundation of her classes, which many ladies enjoy.

David Chang- Accounting Manager

David may not have been into horses when Dragonfire began, but he has grown to be one of the most important players on the DF team. David handles all accounting, and can often be seeing at shows videoing all of our riders.

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