Mary Lynn Foster, Owner and Instructor
Mary Lynn has had a passion for horses since she was a little girl. As an adult she began taking lessons with her oldest daughter and this began what would become a family shared passion for horses. Freaky Styley “Georgia”, an American Saddlebred, joined the family and fulfilled Mary Lynn’s childhood dream of owning a horse. Over the years she has become more and more involved in the saddlebred horse world, continuing with lessons, horse shows, and becoming involved with several horse associations while supporting the family passion for saddlebreds and showing.
In 2005 Mary Lynn made the decision of a lifetime to fulfill an even larger childhood dream of owning a farm. Trinity Farm was born in August 2005 when the family made the big move. When Mary Lynn is not working outside on the farm she continues to work as a registered nurse at Riley Childrens Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit. She has been an RN for over 20 years. Her other interests include reading and growing friendships.
Abra Foster, DVM and Adoptions Specialist
Abra has been involved with horses since that fateful day she came home and asked if she could take riding lessons ‘like her friend Lauren’. At the age of 9, she began lessons with Barbara Kyler of Falcon Run Farm learning skills as a saddle seat rider that she continues to apply and teach today. Abra showed natural talent as she progressed thru her years in academy shows, 4H Horse and Pony and into ‘the big time’ as a saddle seat pleasure equitation rider and Jr. Exhibitor with Georgia. Abra’s current work is development of dressage techniques to further develop her riding.
Abra is a Purdue University graduate with a talent for introducing children to the world of animals. She graduated from Purdue University of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016. She works full time as a DVM and Mom and acts as our consulting animal care specialist. Abra is an avid reader and infuses new ideas into the education and training at the farm.
Hannah Stilwell, Family & Farm Supporter
Hannah has been riding since she was 3 years old and began taking lessons (‘riding the big horses’) at the age of 6. She has been showing saddle seat at local and area shows ever since.
Hannah made a big move to an assistant training and instructor position in the Fall of 2014 and is our Kentucky contact for training needs. She loves traveling and showing at all levels of the Saddlebred show world and her new position at Monnington Farm in Simpsonville makes this dream a reality. As a Trinity Farm Family member, she is still a supporter of the farm and its riders and is our regular workshop clinician to add new eyes to our riders developing skills.
Alea Hocutt, Farm Assistant
Alea joined Trinity Farm as an assistant in 2017. Alea’s love of horses and saddlebreds began when she participated at Trinity in her first Fall Camp, many years ago. She started her riding career here and expanded as a groom in the polo world while in high school. Now a graduate from IU in education, she participates assisting with education and lessons here at the farm when she’s not teaching full time. She became a saddlebred owner in the fall of 2017 when Remy, a then 1 yo joined her at Trinity. Alea is developing her skills at training young horses as she works with Remy.