My name is Elizabeth Lipovsky and I am the owner Hogback Mountain Pony Rides, LLC, established 2016. I grew up on Hogback Mountain Road in Leesburg, Virginia 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.
Ms. Lipovsky has her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. She is a teacher in the public schools and is a philanthropist.
My name is Tahoe Kauffman, I'm a high school senior and will be attending Virginia Tech as a wildlife conservation major in the fall. I've been working at Hogback mountain pony rides for almost 3 years, and have been riding horses for 11 years. Besides working at Hogback, I enjoy teaching lessons and competing at Riverchase farm, and training privately owned horses.
My name is Rylee Speacht and I am a junior at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg. I have been riding horses for 9 years and am the proud owner of Morning Fire, a 7 year old OTTB which I am training to compete in show jumpers. I enjoy working with kids and look forward to introducing them to an incredible sport.
Anneliese Mielke is an avid horse back rider. Riding since she was 7, she has shown dressage, barrel racing, and Hunter/Jumper. Anni is the owner of 2 businesses that are centered around mermaid entertainment for children. She is also a winterguard coach for Strasburg High School. Anni is lifeguard certified, Red cross certified, and first aid certified. Her love of horses forever continues as she bought a farm in Boyce, VA. She lives happily with her 3 horses, dog, cat, 16 chickens, and 3 ducks. Anni is beyond happy to be a part of the Hogback Mountain team and has known the owner for 5 years. Anni has also taught lessons for 4 years on her own horses.