Rachel Turk                                
Instructor, Competition Coach                                            

It all started with summer camp for Rachel Turk at the age of 5 at 
Willowbend Farm with Laura Johnson. She learned from an early age                                         
horse management and care, and it continued through the years. 
Making her way up by working off lessons, a few summers as a 
counselor in training, and then a few more as a senior counselor, the 
barn became her second home. From 2004-2009,  she spent her 
school years showing in the NCEL, the ISHS, and several local shows. 
After graduating from Seton in 2009, she attended UMBC for a year, 
joining the equestrian team and showing in the IHSA. 

                                                    Rachel helps with running horse shows, events, and clinics. With                                                     now 18+ years of equine experience and 8 years of teaching, she                                                     coaches our IEA and NCAEL teams as well as at the local shows.                                                     Rachel coached the Seton Equestrian Team with Bridget as a                                                     volunteer from 2010-2014, and she's been on board at Hideaway                                                     since the beginning of new management.

Rachel hopes to earn a riding instructor certification in the next 
few years and continue to build Hideaway's lesson program. "My 
hope, as an instructor, is to be an inspiration to my students as my 
coach was to me. I still can't imagine what my life would be like 
without the hours of riding as a kid, and I love being a part of that 
for the future generations. Nothing makes me happier than 
working in a place that riders can call home."
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Hideaway Horse Center
                                                     Kelly McCarley                                
                                                                                Instructor, Competition Coach                                           

                                                                          Kelly has been showing and training horses and                                                                                     coaching riders for well over thirty-five years in                                                                           hunters, equitation, pleasure, and jumpers from                                                                           schooling shows to rated shows. 

                                                                          During her almost twenty years as the director of                                                                           Camp Letts Equestrian Center in Edgewater, Kelly's students brought home several sportsmanship awards, numerous 
championships and many equitation medals. In 2012, Kelly was 
awarded the MSA Trainer of the Year Award, having the most winning 
riders and horses that season. She believes "the best riders are not 
those who win all the time, but those who show outstanding 
horsemanship, teamwork and sportsmanship."

Kelly is one of our instructors as well as a coach at the local shows. 
She is also the Head Coach to The Key School's IEA Team, 
which rides out of Hideaway.

Susan Lauffer

Susan started riding at age 10 and grew up 
showing hunters, jumpers, and eventing in 
New Jersey. She would beg to use any 
available horse she could find. Her location 
near the USET headquarters meant she 
would often compete against the best in the 
country. Her childhood highlights include 
riding a fat fuzzy Appaloosa to beat USET 
star (and later team coach) Frank Chapot 
in a green jumper class. She earned money to ride and show by teaching lessons and doing barn work. During her senior year in high school, Susan ran a 9-horse private show farm for a local family. 

After a break from riding to attend college and working
 in retail management, Susan returned to riding and 
purchased her first horse, a quirky Appaloosa who 
became a successful eventer. While spending 20 years 
as a manufacturer's rep for equine products lines, Susan 
continued riding, instructing, and training in the 
hunter/jumper, eventing, and dressage disciplines. 
She has now returned to full time teaching. Her current 
equine partner is Teddy, a 14 year old 
Percheron/Thoroughbred cross who is an eventing 
rock star and helps teach lessons while demanding 
compensation in carrots, apples, and other treats.

Susan is a full time instructor here at Hideaway.