Jennifer B. Hansen, Esq., Executive Director

B.A. The College of Wooster, J.D. The Ohio State University College of Law; 26 years of horse handling experience, 13 years developing, implementing and managing equine education programs.  Professionally served as legal counsel for Ohio Secretary of State Bob Taft and IDEAS International developing computer systems to apply campaign finance law.  Currently employed by the Ohio Judicial Conference.  Co-owner of Field of Dreams Riding Stables.

Becky King, Lesson Coordinator

Becky graduated from The Ohio State University with a double major in Criminology and Sociology.  She grew up with her neighbor's horses, attending camps and taking riding lessons.  As a new mother, Becky now does what she loves most- working with youths and horses.  She also works as an alternative instructor for Gahanna Lincoln High School through Field of Dreams' Dreamcatchers’ program instructing at-risk youth and helping them to graduate.

Emily Clark, Riding Instructor, Stepping Stone Property Manager

Maria George, Riding Instructor

Maria has been riding and showing horses for 10 years.  She has competitively shown in western, english, and hunter/jumper events in AQHA, IEA,ISHA and APHA.  Maria rode her freshman year of college on The University of Findlay’s Equestrian Team as an open rider. In addition, she holds an AQHA Congress Championship Title and multiple top ten placing at the AQHYA World Championship Show.  Maria is currently a student at The Ohio State University pursuing a career in education with hopes to incorporate her love of horses into her future career.

1841 Unbridled Way, Blacklick, Ohio  43004             614.864.9500              

Emily was born and raised in Iowa. She has a horse boarded at Field of Dreams named Sasha. Emily showed Sasha and other horses throughout high school and college. She graduated college with an AAS degree in Equine Management from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa. Emily then came to Ohio for an internship which progressed into a job at a show facility in Springfield and later worked for an AQHA trainer. She is also the property manager for the Stepping Stone facility. Emily enjoys showing her two Australian Shepherds in agility competitions. She has also started back in college to pursue an ASL interpreting degree.

Troi Orth, Equine Manager

Troi has been riding and showing horses since she was young. She has a very diverse horse background, from jumping to reining, driving to hunt seat, and has even worked at the racetrack. Awards received by some of the horses and clients she has trained are:World Champions, 2 AQHA Reserve World Champions, 6 AQHA Congress Champions, AQHA Reserve Congress Champions, 1 Reserve All Around at AQHA Congress, and 1 Reserve All Around Amateur at AQHA World Show. She is married with a little girl who brightens her days.

Phone: 614.864.9500


Emily was the little girl that couldn’t out grow her “princesses and ponies” phase. Throughout her elementary and high school years, she trained as a hunter, where she later began addressing behavioral issues in the horses on site. Working her way through the Ohio State University’s Equine Science program, she was given the fundamental skills to guide inexperienced horses through their first rides. She has most recently begun private lessons with retirees and is over the moon to be working with the Field of Dreams and Dreams on Horseback family. Her goal is to encourage her students to grow into, not out of, their own prince/princess and pony “phase.”

Jen Pietsch, Barn Manager, Riding Instructor

Emily Hughes (formerly Morford), Riding Instructor

Jennifer grew up in southern Maryland showing on the local and quarter horse circuits before moving west to attend college at The Ohio State University. She studied animal sciences at OSU with a double minor in equine science and disability studies. She served as the president of the western equestrian team and was a member of the 2014 national champion and 2016 reserve national champion teams. She was also a member of the horse judging team, being top ten at the Congress in both 2014 and 2015 and top fifteen at the AQHA World Show in 2015. Currently Jennifer is working toward my Master's in Social Work at Ohio State, teaches the Equine Selection and Evaluation course and coaches the horse judging team.  Jennifer completed certification with PATH International as a therapeutic riding instructor in 2016.