Choosing a trainer for you and your horse can be tough. You'll also be looking for a team of professionals who understands your goals and your horse's abilities. Our team has years of experience in every aspect of the hunter and jumper industries, and the resources and networks to help your riding take flight.
Jack Nash has over 20 years of experience in the equine industry. Originally from Memphis, TN, Jack began riding hunters and jumpers at the age of 13. Jack was coached by David Pellegrini, Michael Tokaruk, Jason Schnelle, and Norman Dello Joio as a junior and amateur rider qualifying for and competing at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, and The National Horse Show in the Equitation, Hunter, and Jumper divisions. At age 16, Jack was the youngest rider to ever compete and place in the $25,000 Grand Prix of Germantown. Jack represented USEF Zone 4 at the 2006 North American Young Rider's Championships earning team sixth place. Jack has also collected many Zone 4 and National awards.
In 2005, Jack was asked to officiate a show and has continued since, adding course designer, announcer, and show manager credentials along the way. In 2016, Jack founded Pegasus Productions with the goal of working with farm owners and horse show managers to provide the best shows possible in a cost efficient way to allow young riders and horses prepare for national arenas. You can find him now at horse shows across the country at the in gate, announcer’s booth, manager’s golf cart, and everywhere in between. He currently serves as the Course Designer and Show Manager for the IEA Hunt Seat Nationals, Technical Coordinator for the Harmon Classics Horse Show Series, and is a regular personality and color commentator on the Split Rock Jumping Tour across North America.
Kelsey Nash has been riding since the age of 2. Since then she has amassed countless victories and championships in the WTHJA, MTHJA, and KHJA circuits. She won the David Q. Wright Memorial Equitation Challenge in 2015 and was Zone 5 IHSA Champion in the Intermediate Division going on to Nationals representing Middle Tennessee State University the same year. In 2017, she finished third in the USEF / Cacchione Cup at IHSA Nationals at the Kentucky Horse Park. Kelsey graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Equine Science in 2018.
As a former manager of the MTSU Equestrian Team, Kelsey coordinated the efforts of her team at several IHSA shows including hosting several at the Raider's home, Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN. In 2015, Jack asked Kelsey to become Vice President of Operations of Pegasus Productions, adding show management experience to her list of accolades.
Kelsey is a frequently sought after rider of young and problem horses and oversees the daily training of developing horses alongside Kimmy Risser at Hickory Manor Farm in Paris, KY. She is available for lessons and clinics in Kentucky, and travels to compete at several USEF rated competitions throughout the year.