Ms. Roni McAbee has owned and managed SOUTH WIND Stable & Equestrian Center since 1980. Roni brings years of valuable riding and horsemanship experience to the area for her boarders and students.
Roni began her horsemanship career under the tutelage of renowned instructor, Gordon Wright, training with him from 1960 through 1970, and then with Nona Garson through 1979.
With a vision of bringing a new level of equine facility to the Greater Binghamton area, Ms. McAbee purchased SOUTH WIND STABLE shortly after moving to the region in 1980.
A talented and skillful instructor, Roni has trained riders from beginner to Medal Maclay Level.
Her students have successfully shown in the "A" Circuit, winning countless championships in the Hunter Equitation, Children's Hunter, Juniors and Adult Amateur Hunter Divisions.
Cailin Elliott, Independent trainer. Cailin was a student of Roni's since 1994. A rider since age 7, Cailin's love for horses propelled her towards a professional Equestrian career. Cailin obtained a B.S in Equine Training from Delaware Valley College. After graduating, her first job was with five time Olympic Showjumper Anne Kursinski. After being taught "the ropes" of the international showjumping circuit, Cailin got the opportunity to work with Olympic Irish Showjumper Kevin Babington. Kevin's excellent tutelage and horsemanship prepared her for what was yet to come. After working the circuit in Wellington Florida with Kevin, Cailin was offered a barn management position with fellow Irish rider, Andrew Bourns. While working with Andrew Bourns Sport Horses, Cailin was responsible for the care and management of all of Andrews top level Jumpers in the United States and in Europe. She was an FEI Head Groom for Nations Cup shows throughout Europe including Lisbon, Hickstead, Copenhagen and Dublin. In the summer of 2013 Cailin had the chance to work for the famed young Olympic jumper Reed Kessler. While working for the Kesslers, Cailin decided to begin her teaching career back in Binghamton, she is now located at South Wind Stables and is opening up her lesson program to all ages and skill levels.
Cailin holds a B.S in Animal Science/Equine Studies. She is certified with the British Horse Society through level 4 and has completed the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test (PPT).
Please contact SOUTH WIND STABLE at (607) 724-1003 for more information about our group and private lesson programs, boarding services, or current leasing/sale opportunities.
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