MEET THE TEAM
Owner - Trainer - Instructor
Stephanie Lilly founded the farm with her husband Mike in 2000. Together, they have developed the farm into a respectable training and teaching facility. Stephanie grew up riding and showing many breeds of horses, but she fell in love with the American Saddlebred. Stephanie specializes in the art of saddle seat equitation and focuses on the junior exhibitor rider. Her determination and ability to communicate riding skills to young riders is what makes her such a successful horsewoman.
Owner - Operator
Mike Lilly is the backbone of Fiesta Farm. From farm maintenance to hauling to shows, customers know their horses are always in the best hands with Mike. No matter how many hours he works at his full time job, he always makes a point to check on the farm, horses, dogs, and cats each and every night. Fiesta wouldn't be the same without Mike.
Instructor - Trainer
Tina Newman grew up riding and showing alongside her sister, Stephanie. She continued into the amateur ranks until 2006 when she transitioned to an instructor and trainer at Fiesta Farm. Tina and Stephanie work together to ensure that all of the show horses and riders are prepared for competition. No matter the day, Tina always has a smile and positive attitude and that is what makes her an excellent asset to our team.
Lexie Bragg began riding with Fiesta Farm in 2003. She started as a beginner but moved her way up the ranks to showing at world and national levels. Her most proud accomplishment is a top 3 finish in the Adult UPHA National Final with her horse, CH The Muffin Man. After graduating from West Virginia University in 2017 with Agricultural Business and Equine Studies degrees, she began her professional career at Fiesta Farm. Lexie specializes in beginner lessons and academy show riders.
HANNAH MICHAEL COOPER
Hannah Michael Cooper began riding at the age of six in her hometown of Charleston, WV. She graduated from West Virginia Tech University with a degree in applied sciences and a minor in surgical technology. Hannah has been a riding instructor in the tri-state area for 13 years and shows no sign of stopping yet. She has instructed many riders to win national titles on the academy level and hopes to continue in her success at Fiesta Farm.