Noemi Wilson-Debriano – Owner / Trainer
Noemi started riding at the age of 6 yrs old when her family couldn’t get her off of a pony ride. Her early training was with Penny Kinnally of Overpeck Stable where she began earning lessons in the Hunter/ Jumper disciplines and succeeded in showing. During quarterly trips to France, she was also trained in Pony Club, Dressage, Eventing, and Vaulting. She became a working student from 11 years on to earn her lessons and showing opportunities.
She got her first horse training job with Franklin Lakes Equestrian Center at 15 years old. In addition to working at the barn, she also worked several years as a Veterinary Technician at a local veterinary office. While at Delaware Valley College earning a degree in Animal Sciences and Psychology, without any horses to ride, she went door to door to find prospective horses to train and show. Her tenacity allowed her to train several horses in the area. She also rode with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
After graduating, she decided to purchase a small, quiet horse farm which she named A Bit of Luck Farm with the hopes of creating a safe haven for horses and their owners alike. Her passions include Dressage, Eventing, Hunters and Jumpers with her American Warmblood Lola, Quarter Pony Spencer and Warmblood cross Amaretto. Her teaching and training philosophy is finding effective communication between the horse and the rider because not all horses are alike. She enjoys creating a quiet, family- like environment at the farm. This shows in the horses’ calm, quiet, and happy demeanor. Her extensive knowledge in equine nutrition and behavior, coupled with her psychology education (of humans) fosters a happy, healthy environment for the horses and their owners. Noemi believes in constant growth and development both personally and with the business, so she is constantly striding to improve both her riding and the facility.
Jessica Gay – Barn Manager / Lesson Instructor
Jessica Gay grew up riding and driving Chincoteague ponies her grandfather would bring home from Chincoteague Island Roundup. Upon her insistence, Jess began taking riding lessons in the second grade, and when her family moved to Pennsylvania she started riding and was eventually offered a working student position at Pleasant Hollow Farms, a large boarding and competition facility in upper Bucks County which hosted several recognized horse trials throughout the year.
There she rode under Jane Cory, the owner and advanced level eventing and dressage instructor as well as several other instructors. While training at Pleasant Hollow Farm she rode in several Hunter Jumper shows, Dressage shows, as well as eventing shows. While in college she also rode on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Equestrian team, showing Hunters for their IHSA team.
Jessica spent several years teaching lessons, as a camp counselor during summer camp, and assisting in therapeutic riding programs.