Owner / Trainer
Kiersten grew up in the Equestrian world of the Old Chatham Hunt Club in Chatham, NY. She is
a licensed NYS Veterinarian Technician and is well versed in equine health and well-being.
Kiersten actively competes and clinics in dressage and eventing with several horses. Always
working to improve the quality of lessons, Kiersten is currently working on the USDF
Instructor Certification Program and plans to be certified in 2019.
Kiersten focuses on lessons in dressage, eventing and jumping but also enjoys sharing her
love of riding and horsemanship with riders of all ages and experiences.
Owner / Manager
Jeff is a Warrensburg, NY native and has managed horse farms in Ohio and New York since 2004.
He holds a certification in Farm Management from the American Riding Instructors' Association.
Jeff not only manages the physical setting and horse care at Vertical Farm, but manages the
finances to optimize each client's investment.
Jeff recently fulfilled a life-long dream of owning a zebra. In November 2018, Jeff traveled to Nebraska to bring home an
an 8-month-old Grant Zebra, whom he named "Amarache." Jeff hopes to train Amarache how to drive. Amarache lives with Jeff
and Kiersten at the Fort Edward property.
Cece Campala is our assistant trainer here at Vertical Farm. Cece has been riding for 18
years, and has experience in many disciplines. While she currently events with her horse
Holly, Cece has also competed in the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings. Cece teaching
students of all levels and disciplines, and enjoys working with student of differing interests.
Cece is currently enrolled in nursing school. When not riding or teaching, Cece enjoys hiking
with her dog Ozzie, who can often be found "assisting" Cece from outside the riding arena!