As a lifelong horsewoman, Gillian Warner started Warner Equine to realize her vision of expanding access to compassionate equine interactions that develop collaborative partnerships between horses and riders.
With a national level certification (HB/B) from the U.S. Pony Club, experience working with Olympians Mara DePuy and Doug Payne, as well as Jessica Payne, August Torsilieri, and David Ziegler, and as the former Equestrian Director for Camp Wayfarer, Gillian’s approach to working with horses and their riders emphasizes a solid foundation of horsemanship, a holistic approach to training, and identification of goals that challenge partnerships in a fun and safe manner.
With experience in show jumping, eventing, dressage, and starting young horses, Gillian’s diverse background provides the unique opportunity to develop well-rounded riders.
In lessons, Gillian’s approach to her curriculum is structured, to achieve thoughtful and consistent horsemen and women, yet flexible, to respect the individuality in each partnership with which she works.
Outside of the ring, Gillian strives to encourage a welcoming and supportive community. As a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Community, Environment, and Development, Gillian believes strongly in the power of the community, both in and out of the barn, and recognizes the role it plays in each riders’ development. Creating supportive and welcoming environments for riders and horses to thrive is at the forefront of Warner Equine. Gillian reflects on creating these communities in her writing for Jumper Nation (https://jumpernation.com/author/gillianwarnergmail-com/).
With the recognition of the importance of community, Gillian strives to be an engaged community member, serving on the United States Pony Club National Youth Board. Additionally, she seeks out opportunities for the broader State College and the equestrian communities to interact!
Based out of Tadpole Lane Farm in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania, where Gillian works as the Assistant Barn Manager, Warner Equine has openings for lessons and training rides on property, or at your farm. Additionally, Gillian travels for clinics and Pony Club certifications. Please reach out for more information on pricing and availability.
Please contact Gillian at 814-380-3490 or Tadpole Lane Farm at 814-692-4061 for pricing and availability.
Available at Tadpole Lane Farm or at your property, Gillian enjoys the opportunity to work with horses to bring them back into work, work through new challenges, or help riders understand their equine partners. Appreciating the diversity in types of horses and their personalities, Gillian’s patient and open minded approach to working with
Available at Tadpole Lane Farm or at your property, Gillian enjoys the opportunity to work with horses to bring them back into work, work through new challenges, or help riders understand their equine partners. Appreciating the diversity in types of horses and their personalities, Gillian’s patient and open minded approach to working with horses aims to develop confident and consistent equine partners.
If you’re interested in scheduling training rides with Gillian, please contact her at 814-380-3490.
Gillian has some limited availability for clinics and Pony Club certifications. Please contact her at 814-380-3490 to schedule dates and to discuss daily rates.
"Gillian Warner is a competent and complete equestrian instructor. I was privileged to have Gillian direct our riding program at Camp Wayfarer in NC this past summer. Teaching children from the absolute beginner to the advanced, Gillian proved she is able, patient, and totally professional. With a background in dressage, eventing and show jumping, Gillian developed our young riders to be their very best. Gillian also had the great responsibility of prepping our horses daily for the riding program. A very competent rider, Gillian schooled horses each week so that they were at their best as well!"
"Gillian has a natural talent and great way with horses. She is very driven and her passion for horses will take her far in the equestrian world."
"Gillian’s skills and knowledge with horses is impressive. I’ve known Gillian for over 5 years and have seen her in action in various aspects of her career - working for Olympic level 3-day Event Riders, competing her own horses, teaching lessons to students as well as riding my own personal horses. In each situation, Gillian brings her education, skills and excellent judgement to make sure the outcome and results are achieved. Students learn while having fun, bosses are relived to have a responsible person on the job, and horses are happy to perform under her guidance. I highly recommend Gillian both as an instructor, trainer and leader in her future equestrian endeavors."
"Gillian has always impressed me with her dedication to becoming the best horsewoman she can be. She always puts her horse’s care and happiness foremost!"
"Gillian is an incredibly kind, intelligent and genuine horsewoman. She has a special connection with horses, a natural leg and has intuitive energy with horses. She was kind enough to ride my dear & playful TB for training rides and get him prepped for fun summer and fall rides. I couldn’t have gotten back on confidently without Gillian's attention to detail, patience and ability to listen to my requests but most importantly, listening to what my horse was communicating!! I can’t wait to have Gillian back from Doug Payne’s barn and have her hop back in the saddle for training rides and lessons."
"Gillian started my horse, Tanner. The foundation he had when I purchased him was extremely recognizable by myself and others. Calm, quiet, kind, affectionate, and mature. He is very intelligent and understanding whenever I have started teaching him new things. I know that the work and time Gillian had spent on him have been definite reasons for the amazing horse he has become today. I cannot thank her enough for instilling the most important traits into him as a youngster."