Emil Spadone, Redfield's owner and full time trainer, currently splits
his time between the two locations in Califon, NJ and Ocala, FL [January
through April]. Both are full service boarding facilities and home base
while they compete at A hunter/jumper shows up and down the east coast,
almost 40 weeks out of the year. Emil's concentration is buying and selling
top quality hunters and jumpers at affordable prices, and training his
students who ride and compete at all levels.
Career Highlights: Grand Prix winner in Vermont, Monmouth, Shore Memorial,
Sussex; placed high in Culpeper and Catskills HITS; Two time grand green
hunter champion at Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Emil devotes 24-7
to buying, selling and training horses. He is a hands-on manager and trainer,
overseeing a staff of 12 and the running of both farms.
- "A" level hunter/jumper/equitation horses and ponies
- Several European buying trips per year
- Califon, NJ Farm 908.832.5848 [May-Nov]
- Ocala, FL Farm 352.840.0660 [Dec-April]
Ashley DiBongrazio graduated with honors from Centenary in 2007 and received a B.S. in Equine Studies with a concentration in Teaching and Training. During her four years at Centenary she was an active member on the Intercollegiate Team, receiving top ribbons at Nationals all four years as well as being a Cachionne Cup contender. Ashley was also a three-year participant on the ANRC team, helping Centenary to the title of reserve champions her senior year.
Throughout college, Ashley had the opportunity to work under top professionals such as Ragan Roberts, Robin Fairclough, Jen Bauersachs, and Tim and Kelly Goguen. In addition, Ashley spent a semester as an intern with Centernary’s veterinarian Dr. Michael Fugaro where she broadened her knowledge of equine medicine.
Since graduating, Ashley has been working at Staysail Farm under trainer Steven Weiss for junior rider Katie Dinan. During that time, Ashley has gained experience training, managing, and preparing both horses and riders for the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings. While at Staysail, Ashley has helped play a role in Katie Dinan’s numerous accomplishments some of which include: Best Child Rider at Devon, Junior Hunter Circuit Champion in Wellington, FL., Hunter Championships at Capital Challenge, Harrisburg, and Washington, along with top Grand Prix ribbons at The Hampton Classic, HITS Saugerties, and Old Salem Farm.
Ashley is now the Head Trainer/Director of Redfield’s Lesson Program. She teaches all levels of riding from beginner to advanced and takes pride in watching her students’ progress from one level to the next. She believes that with hard work, dedication, and an open mind nothing is out of reach and anything is possible.
lesson program operates out of our Califon, New Jersey location. Our
instructors are dedicated to teaching students a solid foundation in
hunt seat equitation from mini stirrup through the adult amateur division.
We have quality horses and ponies available for group and private lessons,
as well as various lease options. Our students have the opportunity to
show our horses and ponies at a very affordable price.
Ship in lessons are welcome.
Lesson Program Costs & Fees
Redfield Show Team Rider Expectations
2014 Spring/Summer Show Schedule
For more information regarding Redfield's lesson program,
please contact the NJ office at 908.832.5848.