TRACY YOUNG NININGER ~ Head Instructor/Trainer
Tracy comes to the Fincastle, Virginia area from Senoia, Georgia, bringing over twenty years of Hunter/Jumper experience. Owner and operator of Jump On Over Farm, a Hunter/Jumper facility, her riders competed on the local and A-rated circuit (Zone4) with the Georgia Hunter/Jumper Association. Tracy has donated/volunteered with the local communities developing winning associations such as 4-H clubs, Equestrian Clubs, and High School Interscholastic Equestrian Teams. A graduate of Virginia Intermont in Bristol, VA, Tracy majored in Horsemanship/Stable Management with a minor in Business.
Tracy's riders not only won every year-end award possible with the Georgia Hunter/Jumper Association, but she has qualified winning riders for the Washington International Horse Show and had winning riders with the United States Federation Pony Finals several years in a row. Her riders have won top honors such as Best Child Rider on horses/ponies, Sportsmanship awards, High Points Awards and Best Trainer Award. Tracy continues to ride/compete herself in the jumper/hunter divisions and enjoys trail riding.
Tracy has ridden in clinics under these top professionals: Grand Prix Olympic riders, George Morris, Greg Best and Nona Garson. Big-R judge/Trainer, Scott Evans, USEF Equitation Medal winner and hunter rider, Anna-Jane White Mullins and the late-great conformation trainer, Mrs. Sallie Sexton. Tracy's jumper career was under the direction of the late FEI Grand Prix rider, Miss Barry Lane of Full Cry Farm in Locust Grove, Georgia.
Tracy teaches that the best care of training for the horse comes first and then the confidence and ability level of the rider meets success. Tracy sets the standards for all of her riders at a high level. Hard-work and committed dedication produce winning riders. Tracy follows the George Morris system of hunter seat riding. She is thankful for all the many talented instructors/trainers that she has met along her road to success. She is happy to call Fincastle, Virginia her new home.