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Our Instructors

Ariel Kinch

The riding program is under the instruction of Ariel Kinch who, partnered with her husband Hunter, own and manage Brandywine Farms. Ariel has been riding and showing for over 17 years in the local hunter jumper circuit. Ariel is frequently auditing and attending clinics and higher level instruction in all English disciplines to maintain a constant learning environment for her riders to help them meet their own goals. She is also a mother to two little boys making Brandywine a true family operation.

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Hunter Kinch

Hunter grew up on this farm and takes enormous pride in maintaining and regularly updating the facilities here at Brandywine, as well as managing hay production and maintaining the rings and equipment on the farm (and wrangling his 2 sons). Hunter grew up riding and competing in the local hunter and jumper circuits and has a preference for cross country when he gets time in the saddle.


Micah Thomas

Assistant Trainer

Micah is an assistant instructor here at Brandywine, she has been teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons since 2021. She has over 2 decades of experience in multiple disciplines and is known for her fun and challenging lesson plans.

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