At Tartan Farm we specialize in Hunter/Jumpers with a Dressage foundation. By following these principles, a well-schooled horse and effective rider are developed.This is accomplished by focusing on the learning style of the rider, consistency and patience while training the horse, good preventative care, cross-training… and by having FUN!
Christy Abernathy has lived and breathed
horses since she was a young child, but like some young riders, had to earn the
privilege through hard work and perseverance.From learning to ride bareback on her cousin’s farm in Ohio,
to competing in IHSA Nationals, to passing on this love of horses to all of her
students, she truly has a passion for the sport. She is also a certified teacher in grades 7-12, which helps establish a good rapport with her students and their equine counterparts.
Roy Abernathy grew up among Tennessee Walking Horses in the foothills of North Carolina. His experience is both hands-on and by education. He rode and trained Tennessee Walkers from an early age. While at North Carolina State, he was on the horse judging team and received three degrees in animal science/vet med, environmental design and architecture. Currently, Roy is an architect specializing in the design and management of equine and companion animal facilities including Vet Schools, Equine Sports Medicine and Large Animal Tertiary Care Hospitals.
In creating Tartan Farm, Christy and Roy have taken a sustainable approach to farm management and are focused on equine management based on sustainable and holistic practices. Through proper preventative care and management of both the animals and the environment we provide a healthier and enriching learning, but also physical environment.