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Lift Me Up!
Jane Marinello, Administrative Assistant
Jane joined Lift Me!
Up in 2006, and she
brings to the program a lifetime of experience with horses and riding.
Jane was born and raised in New York, and began her riding career on Long Island.
time in New York, Jane
began student teaching while attending the local community college.
In 1971, Jane
moved to Florida and commenced teaching full-time.
In 1973, she
purchased land and opened a riding school, which she
ran while working at the Standardbred racetrack.
Jane moved to McLean, Virginia in 1981, and worked as a riding instructor, barn manager, and ultimately Director of Riding at the Madeira School.
Since 1996, Jane has served as the Barn Manager at Southdown Farm in Great Falls, Virginia.
We are thrilled that Jane
has become a part of Lift Me Up!
Lift Me Up!
In recent years, Yankee was a mainstay of Jane Marinello's lesson program at Southdown Farm, where he taught entire families-parents and children alike-to ride.
Traveler is our newest addition to the program, and he
has been integral to us since he
arrived at the farm in early September 2004.He
is a tall, flea-bitten gray Appendix Quarter Horse with a particular affinity for rolling in mud, to the great chagrin of our horse care staff.He
was donated to Lift Me Up
by Allyson Louthan, who enjoyed years of foxhunting with him in the Charlottesville area.His
foxhunting experience is a tremendous asset to us, rendering him calm and unflappable in the face of unfamiliar and unpredictable sounds, sights, and activities in the therapeutic riding arena.Traveler thrives on the attention he
receives from program riders and staff.