Maria Kneipp – Owner & Head Trainer
After working with notable professionals such as Frank Conway, David Hopper, and Wilhelm Genn, Maria opened her own Kneipp Farm in 1993, and became a USHJA Certified Trainer. Maria’s teaching style is based on her pragmatic approach to the horse and rider partnership. She pays particular attention to detail and has assisted many a rider with improving with their horse partner, whether in equitation or achieving in the hunter or jumper ring.
With this commitment, her students have won many accolades in the show ring, accumulating to state and national championships and collegiate scholarships. Maria was Chef d’Equipe for the Zone V champion Pony Jumper Team in 2006, as well as qualifying several ponies over the last few years. Maria currently serves as the Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association (KHJA) Out of State Director of the Board.
Living on the property allows Maria to care for each of her client's horses as if they were her own, including the numerous horses that come regularly to the barn for training. With extensive experience in horse care, feeding and nutrition, and emergency management,you can rest assured that our team has your horse's care first-of-mind. In constant communication with the farrier and the vet, you can rest assured that your horse or pony is happy, fit, and healthy while living at or visiting the farm.Maria is proudly sponsored by Voltaire Design.