Meet Our Riders

Meet Our Riders

Rosie Powers

Rosie attends Sweet Briar college and competes her beautiful gray mount, Carabello, in the Younger Amateur Owners. She has had “Snowball” for several years and it is a lovely partnership to watch grow with each year.


Under the Oaks at Upperville

Ingrid Avera

Ingrid has ridden with Johnny and Kitty for years and she owns Cadbury, whom she competes  in Adult Hunter and Noah, who won the 2019 3’6″ Green Incentive Championships with Sara Taylor. Ingrid is looking forward to showing Noah in the adult hunter division in 2021.

Winning everything at Middleburg Classic!

Sherri Crawford

Sherri is another long time member of the Eight Oaks team. She currently shows her beautiful gray gelding, Persuasion, in the Adult Amateurs. Sherri has two other horses at Eight Oaks, Carento and Confetti who successfully compete in International Derbies.

Reserve Champion at Blowing Rock, Persuasion

Ashley Hodges

Ashley has ridden with Johnny since she was a junior. With her mare Carlotta she is very successful in the 3’3″ Amateur owner division.

Winning at Tryon


WEF Champion

Martin Schlaeppi

Martin has been a long time friend and member of Eight Oaks. He currently shows I C London in the Older Adult Amateurs.

Champion at Blowing Rock


Champion at Loudoun

Linda Shuford
Linda has rejoined our Eight Oaks team bringing along daughters Alexa and Avery.

Quattro and Linda Champion at NCHJA