Michelle Hargreaves has been riding since the age of 5, competed in the Piedmont area throughout her teens and then for the NCSU Equestrian Team as she attended North Carolina State University and graduated with an Animal Science Degree. Afterwards Michelle went to Plumpton College in the UK and received her higher degree in Equine Management. While over in England, Michelle received her qualifications to be a British Horse Society qualified instructor. She also competed and trained horses while lecturing at the Plumpton College and the University of Brighton in Horse Management courses.
Michelle’s specialty is in Eventing (Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross-Country), and Hunter/Jumper Riding.
Since 2008 Michelle has instructed the students of Wake Forest University and is their Coach for the Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Team. Both teams are highly competitive and have taken students all the way to Nationals. In 2010 Salem College Equestrian Team moved to Hidden K Stables and began competing in both the IHSA and IDA organisations.
Hidden K Stables is an approved Pony Club Riding Center where Michelle is the Center Administrator and main Instructor to many Pony Club members that love to learn, Rate up and Rally throughout the disciplines. Michelle enjoys instructing all levels and all ages, she believes everyone can find a discipline to enjoy with horses.
In 2011, Michelle became the Executive Director of Hidden K Stables Rescue and Rehab (a 501c3 non-profit organization) that gives back to the Equestrian Community through retraining rescue horses and educating the public in Horse Management. Please see the link from the main page to their website.
Dawn Longman joined the Hidden K Stables family in 2010 when her daughter Iselle began riding lessons at the barn. With a degree in communications from William Paterson University in NJ, and a career as a cost analyst manager locally, Dawn’s exceptional organizational skills made her the ideal choice as the Pony Club Assistant Center Administrator at Hidden K, a position she assumed in 2012. In addition to her administrative duties with the Pony Club, Dawn has headed up the 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization, Hidden K Stables Rescue & Rehab (HKSR&R), which has rescued and rehomed four horses since 2011. She also prepares the Hidden K Stables newsletters and manages the email database. Dawn & Iselle own Tabby, a favorite among the beginner riders at Hidden K. To subscribe to the newsletter, update email or obtain information about Pony Club or HKSR&R, contact her at [email protected].