The Avalon Team

Jody Phillips
Jody Phillips has been riding horses since she could walk. When she was a kid she used to show at all the county fairs riding Western. She ran barrels, did pole bending, and all sorts of fun and crazy things. One day, she entered a jumping round at one of the shows and the horn caught her under the ribs when she went over the jump, but she was hooked. She bought an English saddle and a huge thoroughbred and started jumping. When she was eighteen, a trainer caught her putting the jump rails on top of the standards and told her to come ride with her before she got hurt. 
While riding with a few trainers over the years, she has shown in Level 2 Dressage, A-circuit Hunter/Jumpers, and 3-Day Eventing.
Since then, she has become a riding instructor and been through the ins and outs of the horse world. She has worked for a vet for two years. She has held her own shows at places like the Clark County Fairgrounds and managed shows at other barns like Arbor Grove. She has held clinics and classes.
Her favorite horse is Simon.
Jessica Phillips
Jessica has grown up around horses, but been really riding them since she was nine. Her mom made her walk around the ring cooling down horses for nine months before she was even allowed to trot. She was raised with the original "Barn Rats," which was a group of kids that practically lived at the barn. Over the years she has shown in dressage, local system hunters and a couple of A-circuit shows, and one-day eventing horse trials.
She went to college for science education in physics and was a classroom teacher teaching AP Physics for five years. She returned home in 2016 to join Avalon Management as the walk/trot riding instructor.
Her favorite horse is Shine who was born at home when she was 8 years old.
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Beau is a 21-year-old Paint, which is a quarter horse of the pinto coloring. He is 16 hands and a very calm and steady guy, great for the first time riders. He also is advanced enough for jumping and Dressage. He is easy enough for an 8-year-old to ride and does everything to keep his rider safe.
Whisper is a spunky, cute 18-year-old Shetland Quarter pony who does a wonderful job teaching the beginning riders how to walk, trot, and canter. She is a little on the short side at 13 hands so we try not to put people taller than 5'on her. She does jumping lessons, too, but tends to buck. She teaches both beginning and advanced students and is one of the favorites to ride.
Simon is a 10-year-old 16.2 hh Thoroughbred. He is learning how to be a lesson horse and used mostly by higher-level intermediate to advanced riders.
Is a 12-year-old cobb shire cross. He is 16.1 hh. He is a tough guy who is good for taking beginners around or challenging more advanced riders.
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Adele is an 8-year-old lesson horse in training. She is a 16.1hh quarter horse draft cross. She is still learning the ropes but with time she will learn to be a big solid beginning rider's horse.
A 25-year-old Tennessee walker cross standing at 16.2 hands. He great for the more petite riders that are ready to start their horse riding journey.
Adele is an 11-year-old thoroughbred. She is 15.4hh. She is very sensitive and best for our intermediate riders who are looking to learn advanced skills.
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Not pictured: Socks, Spice, Batman, Miss Kitty