About Us

How it Began

My name is Elizabeth Lipovsky and I am the owner Hogback Mountain Pony Rides, LLC. I grew up here on Hogback Mountain and started riding at a very young age. Later on, I realized  that many children in this area have little, or no experience around equines. So, I decided to give young children and beginning equine enthusiasts a way to interact and learn the basics. My hope is that your experience here is a fun and memorable one! 


Ms. Lipovsky has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Education. She is a middle school Physical Education teacher at Stone Hill Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is a philanthropist who supports local businesses and non-profits around the Washington, DC area. 

We are Licensed and Insured!


Additional Instructors

Shannon Spahn- Shannon Spahn is an integral part of our program. She has managed horse barns, has been riding for over 20 years, worked in a vet's office and has her own pet sitting business. 

She owns Willie. He is a 25 year old Percheron thoroughbred retired fox hunter. She has owned him for two years, but has been taking care of him for 16 years.

She will be teaching our one day introductory classes and assisting with pony parties.