About Us

Robinson Equestrian

Established in 2014, Robinson Equestrian LLC is a full service equestrian facility. In August 2015 we moved to Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena in Dillsburg, PA where we operated until spring of 2023.

In October 2022 Robinson Equestrian purchased a property of their own just 5 minutes down the road from Diamond 7. This 52 acre property is currently under development! The facility currently boasts acres of pasture and a brand new 115'x250' outdoor arena. Coming soon will be an 80'x200' indoor arena with attached stalls, wash bays, lounge, tack rooms, and indoor round pen. This new facility is the perfect atmosphere for learning and relaxation.

Robinson Equestrian LLC offers full care boarding and weekly riding lessons as well as consignment, training rides, and lay up care. Contact us today to learn more. We would love for you to join our multi-disciplinary team of riders!

Kelsey Lesh

Prior to opening Robinson Equestrian LLC, Kelsey was a working student under Pam Tanner (natural horsemanship/western dressage), trained under various trainers including Megghan Watts (hunter/jumper/equitation), competed on the rated circuit in both hunters and jumpers, and was the head trainer at Day Star Farm (Connemara breeding) in Leesburg, VA. In addition to her experience with horses, Kelsey is a mother of two and a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Biology and a certification to teach Secondary Education.

Drawing from her classroom experience, Kelsey breaks her training down into clear, simple steps in order for both horse and rider to better understand the task at hand. Kelsey also has a great interest in rider fitness and has published research on rider heart rate.

Kelsey continues to further her education by being well read as well as auditing and participating in clinics with trainers such as Jill Shull (Hunter/Jumper), Anne Kursinski (Jumper), George Morris (Hunter/Jumper), Candace King (Hunter/Jumper), Wendy Murdoch (SURE Foot, Dressage), and Mark Bolender (Trail Obstacle). Kelsey also works as a Judge for local Hunter/Jumper shows and International Mountain Trail Challenges (IMTCA).

Kelsey specializes in training horses and riders for the hunter/jumper ring. Kelsey's training focuses on relationship building between horse and rider, as well as teaching her students to be smart and safe when they are around horses. Working from the ground up, her students and horses build confidence that will carry them in any direction they wish to go.

Lexie Swanger

Lexie has been involved with horses for the past ten years. She started her riding career at Heritage Acres where she showed Hunters and worked in the barn cleaning stalls. In May of 2019 she graduated from Wilson College with a degree in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Management. Lexie's first equine job after college was at Camp Hebron/Meadowview Stables in Halifax as a wrangler in the Summer of 2019. There she was able to grow her passion for teaching. She then continued on to teach as a year round instructor at the camp. Lexie is a CHA certified riding instructor in both English and Western riding and her goal is to pass on her passion for horses to all the students that pass through the barn. Her teaching style focuses on safety while creating a solid foundation that any rider can take into any discipline. Lexie continues her education through classes and clinics including her most recent clinic with Olympic groom Emma Ford.

Lexie works as our Riding Academy Director at Robinson Equestrian. She also has her own Equine Massage business and works to help horses at Robinson Equestrian feel their best.

Samantha Hayhurst

Samantha is a graduate from Wilson College from their Equine Facilitated Therapeutics and Equine Management program. During college she worked as a farm hand at RCC's Rocking W Stables. After college she got a job at the race track as an Assistant Starter and worked to care and exercise race horses.

Sam is currently working as the Barn Manager at Robinson Equestrian as well as teaches lessons on a part time basis.

Bev Cleland

Bev works as our Receptionist and is likely the first person you will talk to when you start your communications with Robinson Equestrian. She is retired from a career in Health Insurance and now handles the communications for Robinson Equestrian.

Bev is also a long time boarder at Robinson Equestrian and you can frequently find her out at the farm enjoying time with her horse Tookah.

Caryn Ward

Caryn is currently work as the Assistant Barn Manager. She is a long time client at Robinson Equestrian and life long equine enthusiast. Caryn previously worked as a working student at Heritage Acres in high school and then went on to get an Culinary Arts degree. Caryn works hard to make sure all of the horses at Robinson Equestrian receive top notch care.