A lifelong horse lover, Mindy began riding at 7 years old.
As an amateur, Mindy established Eighteen Acres Farm, LLC through which she purchased, developed, and sold quality young horses. While balancing her sales business and college, she also sought out opportunities to ride under different top professionals. As an amateur, some of Mindy's accomplishments include wins and circuit championships at the Winter Equestrian Festival, National Hunter Derby wins, a class win in the AOs at Devon, and countless quality horses sold into homes where they continue to thrive.
Since turning professional in December of 2016, Mindy has continued to seek out opportunities to learn and grow as a horse-person. Her diverse background of riding under and working for various professionals, her interest in managing the whole horse (including training and conditioning, veterinary and farrier care, feed and grooming, turnout, and so much more) set the tone for the horse-centric atmosphere at EAF. Mindy's love for horses is apparent and contagious through her program, which sets a precedent of putting the horses first at every turn. Since turning professional, Mindy has been successful in both the Grand Prix and International Hunter Derby arenas and shares her love and passion for both hunters and jumpers with her students.
As a coach, Mindy loves working with people from all walks of life and is well practiced at helping students accentuate their strengths and work through their weaknesses in a positive and encouraging environment.
Vonla is from Glen Ellyn, IL and moved to Tulsa after college. She graduated from William Woods University in 2018 with majors in Business Administration and Equestrian Administration, as well as a minor in Equine Science. While there, she helped run the Hunter/Jumper Show Team, participated in multiple clinics, and cared for the horses in the program. As a young rider, Vonla started out riding western and then transitioned to Hunter/Jumper early in high school. Vonla's love of animals doesn't just include horses, she also has a menagerie of reptiles, fish, cats, and dogs!
Vonla became an integral part of the EAF team in the summer of 2018 before becoming a full time staff member in 2020. Vonla now plays a key role in management, horse care, riding, and more at EAF.
A native of Tulsa, OK, Audrey grew up riding and showing in hunters and equitation and earned a place on Oklahoma State University’s first NCAA Equestrian team. Upon graduating in 2003, Audrey embarked on her professional hunter-jumper career in Los Angeles working as an assistant trainer to an active show barn. She then moved back to the collegiate world, being hired on as New Mexico State University’s Div. I Equestrian Head Coach.
Since making the decision to leave collegiate athletics and return to training and showing, Audrey has been blessed to have worked with fantastic professionals, horses and customers over multiple states. Her favorite part of her job is to develop young horses and to see her students achieve their goals. In 2014, she qualified as a Developing Professional in the WCHR Finals.
In 2016, Audrey tied the knot with her husband, Justin, and is now a step-mom of 3 humans and 4 dogs.
Nicole is a lifelong horse lover who has had experience in both the hunter and jumper divisions across the country. When she wasn't showing, Nicole was a veterinarian technician for Exclusively Equine Vet Services for 5 years. She has experience in wound and emergency care.
Now she is on the road traveling to horse shows with Mindy as her right hand. When not on the road she is a great addition to the team at the farm helping in any area she can!