Tom Russell is the owner of the Silver Eagle Stable. He's a retired Marine Corps Colonel and the son of an Army officer. Tom grew up on military installations in the country and started riding in 1973, at military base stables. His riding was interrupted - off and on with military maneuvers, college and then with deployments when he became a full time Marine. Upon retiring, Tom established a successful consulting company and has now decided to pursue something that he has enjoyed since his days in the 70's. Tom has shared his life and love of horses with his wife, Vicki Russell for 28 years - together they have three children and one granddaughter.
Tom looks forward to creating the perfect equestrian facility for people who have a love for horses, family, good company, and a desire to learn. He looks forward to the next chapter in the equestrian ring of life. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by calling 703-594-4328.
Chris and Tammy are a co-managerial team who have an engineering and law enforcement background. Tammy has had a love of horses since an early age and is a proud Army Brat. Chris embraces the challenges of property management. They have been married for over 30 years and have many plans to keep improving Silver Eagle!
Silver Eagle Stable is proud to be home to Tiffany Beck.
For over 30 years, Tiffany Beck has dedicated her life, and her heart, to the art of training horses. She has studied and competed many forms of horsemanship, but her passion is classical dressage. She has professionally ridden and trained over 300 horses, including many different breeds, styles, and disciplines. Her insight and appreciation of the sport afford Tiffany the tools to successfully teach others. She shares her extensive knowledge by helping riders from beginner to advanced levels.
As a young child, she began by competing in 50 to 100-mile cross-country Endurance Races. While at the age of 12 & 13, she won two JR National AERC awards and completed over 3,000 miles in competition.
In her later pursuit of mastering classical dressage, Tiffany became the assistant trainer for Gerhard Politz, an International Instructor and developer of the USDF trainer testing program, for 2 1/2 yrs., during which she had the opportunity to ride and train many FEI level horses imported from Germany.
Tiffany has advanced lunging skills to gymnasticize both horse and rider, specializing in lunging rider exercises to improve balance and strength to gain an independent seat. Along with extensive experience working with natural horsemanship, both freely and on the lead-line. she is also proficient at working through trailer problems and making a confident, well-traveled mount.
Tiffany has successfully trained and competed two of her own horses to Prix St George. She received her USDF Bronze Medal and is currently one test away from completing her Silver Medal requirements. She also competed in the World Western Dressage at Oklahoma, finished in the top 3 in 1st and 2nd level, and was also awarded CWD highest point of the year.
Tiffany enjoys continuing her education and has trained with many top instructors such as: Klaus Balkenhol, Lilo Fore, Sarah Lockman, Gerhard Politz, Carol Plough, John Lyons, Monty Roberts. etc.
Tiffany is enthusiastic and dedicated to helping both horse and rider reach their full potential, and she is passionate about creating a deep bond between the two. Tiffany also understands that everyone is unique. Each horse and rider will be treated as an individual, in a beautiful environment in which your horse will be happy, correctly trained, and a pleasure to ride. Whether you’re just starting out on your riding journey or looking to work your way up to the FEI levels, Tiffany can help you achieve your goals.
Kristen is a local artist and avid horseback rider with over 30 years of experience. She began competing as a teen in Hunter/Jumper shows before moving on to competitive trail riding. An artistic and creative background influences her teaching style. Kristen's philosophy lays a good foundation for the basics of the horse/rider relationship. Lessons will have a heavy emphasis on horsemanship as well as learning the proper posturing needed to become a skilled rider.
Veronica learned the power of the horse/human connection at a young age. The healing power of the horse is what led to her career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Veronica has over twenty years of experience teaching horseback riding and horsemanship in a variety of settings. Her passion for horses has led her down many different paths from therapeutic riding, to exercising polo ponies, to imprinting foals and everything in between. Veronica focuses on balanced seat, fundamentals, and horse-rider connection to allow riders to move into the discipline of their choice with ease.
Favorite Horse Quote: "There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle, one is a sense of humor and the other is patience." ~ John Lyons
Leanna Mangini has been a part of SES for over a year now; from taking lessons, to leasing and eventually boarding at the stables, Leanna has become part of this family.
Leanna particularly favors the beginner fundamentals of riding, and can offer training in both beginner/intermediate English and Western. For those who want a different change of pace and are grounded in these fundamentals, she also offers novice dressage and jumper lessons.
Leanna looks forward to teaching at SES and meeting new, determined and enthusiastic riders!
Alyssa graduated from the University of Findlay with a bachelors degree in western equestrian studies and has worked for and trained with some of the top trainers in the AQHA industry. She specializes in western pleasure, horsemanship, and trail and also has experience in reining, barrels, and ranch riding. She loves sharing her passion and teaches intermediate to advanced western lessons in any of these areas.
Kristina Tarr grew up in Romeo, Michigan and has been riding and competing for 15 years, working her way from local “C” circuit Hunter Jumper shows to regional “A” circuit USHJA shows with her trainer and team at Shenanigans Farm. During this time she worked with numerous “problem” and green horses while also bringing her first Off the Track Thoroughbred along as her personal horse. Kristina is now living in Virginia as an Active Duty Marine while also studying Business at the Pennsylvania State University. She has recently bought a new project horse, Piper, who is a barn favorite at Silver Eagle while giving beginner through advanced English riding lessons specializing in building strong fundamentals essential for jumping. Additionally, Kristina is available for horse training, tune ups, or to address behavioral issues.