Meet Our Team
Ally developed a passion for horses at a very young age. Her parents enrolled her in weekly riding lessons at local barns on various school ponies, until, after years of begging, she finally purchased her first horse to train in 2003. Since then Ally has worked with several nationally and internationally known trainers and riders to include: Jane Sleeper, international event rider; Kate Chadderton, international event rider; Linda Zang, FEI Judge; Stephen Bradley, Olympic Competitor; Laverne Pendziwiatr; and Maribeth Dunlap. Ally spent three years in the heart of the eventing community, managing busy competition barns and out campaigning every weekend before moving to Central Pennsylvania. After getting married in 2016, Ally and her husband settled in State College, PA where she is determined to uphold the same quality of training and horsemanship in her program as those who have mentored her. Ally formed Lucacelli Equestrian LLC as a high quality training and breeding operation dedicated to producing well mannered, rideable, and willing young horses suited for any discipline.
While Ally operates the horse management and training side of the business, Jake is hard at work behind the scenes keeping the property and facilities looking its best. He is our handyman extraordinaire and more often than not he can be found out in the fields on the tractor, in the shop building new jumps, maintaining the arenas, hauling horses back and forth to events, you name it! Our dream for this business would never have become a reality without his unwavering support and optimistic attitude. Outside of the barn, Jake is passionately pursuing a career in the fitness industry. He is the owner of All-Star Nutrition, a sports supplement store in State College, PA, and actively competes in body-building and weight-lifting.
Emilee joined the team in November 2019, and is our indispensable groom extraordinaire. During the week she is very dedicated to ensuring all of the horses are properly turned out for every ride and that barn cleanliness is up to standard. On weekends she travels to events with us and keeps everyone looking their best and rides running like clockwork. Emilee followed in her mother's footsteps and developed her love of horses at a very young age. After leasing a few horses and taking lessons at multiple barns, she got her own horse when she was eight years old, with whom she has been training and competing with for almost twelve years. While Emilee's main passion lies within the hunter/jumper discipline she has additionally competed in eventing and dressage and has rated up to a C2-HB within the United States Pony Club. Emilee is also a part-time college student and is working towards gaining a degree in Exercise Science and/or Kinesiology.
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Our business is growing!
We are currently looking for weekend barn help. With the competition season approaching quickly, we need someone who will be able to take care of things at home while we're away at events and shows. Duties to include general barn work and care of 6-12 horses. Potential riding opportunities available for the right candidate. Looking for someone self-motivated who is able to reliably work alone. Huge potential for growth and could easily develop into a full-time, permanent position. Contact us for more info.