Ivy Creahan on Jasmina BF






 Ivy Creahan:  Branscomb Farm Trainer, Principal Rider,  and Instructor

Ivy Creahan joined Branscomb Farm in 2018 as an experienced professional rider and instructor.  Showing exceptional sensitivity and talent for encouraging young horses and amateur riders to enjoy and benefit from her training, she was promoted to Assistant Trainer in 2019 and made Farm Manager in Jauary 2022. Ivy competes the Branscomb Farm horses successfully in both Hunters and Jumpers, often crossing rings with the same horse.  She enjoys teaching amateurs and juniors to develop a close relationship with their horse and to engage as a team in meeting their equestrian goals. Ivy offers both full training (inclusive of lessons and rides) for mature horses as well as a young horse program for 3-5 year olds transitioning gently from field life to "kindergarten" and "grade school" levels of under saddle training with age appropriate education for both developing bodies and minds.   Ivy offers, “I feel fortunate that I am able to combine my passion for horses and teaching students in such a beautiful and professional environment.” 

Ella Leichty: Branscomb Farm Assistant Trainer, Rider, and Instructor

Ella Leichty joined Branscomb Farm in January of 2023 to support our amateur riders with excellent riding and teaching skills allowing greater flexibility for clients that prefer to have options that may not include attending shows with the more experienced trainers.  She hails from Virginia where she had extensive experience riding and teaching at hunter/jumper barns in that state.  A recent graduate of Sweet Briar College, she was one of the leading riders in their competitive Intercollegiate Equestrian Team where she demonstrated not only outstanding horsemanship and riding skills but the value of a collaborative team experience. 

Daniel Zilla, Team Calipso:  Independent Trainer, Rider, and Instructor operating out of Branscomb Farm Facility

Daniel Zilla, after 13 years as the Manager,  principal rider, and trainer at Branscomb has opened his own training business offered to select clients located at Branscomb Farm and potentially other facilities.  He is an experienced professional in developing horses and riders of all ages for show jumping careers.  He should be contacted directly with respect to training options and pricing.