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.
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Our business is growing!
We are currently looking to hire a "right-hand man" type working student. This is a great opportunity for someone temporary looking to get a foot in the door who aspires to work in one of the big barns one day, or for someone long term looking to start at the beginning of an up and coming competitive program. Duties to includes general barn work and care of 10-15 horses, grooming, prepping horses for sale and assisting at events. Bring your horse or ride one of ours! Riding opportunities available for the right candidate. Looking for someone self-motivated with a teachable spirit who is eager to learn and sharpen their riding, grooming and horsemanship skills. Could easily develop into a permanent paid position. Contact us for more info.