Meet Our Team


Michael Allen

Head Trainer & Barn Manager

Michael is a hunter and jumper professional who has grown up in the horse business his whole life. He grew up primarily here in Georgia and Virginia. Out of the junior ranks, doing the Junior Hunters and the Big Eq, he stepped into the professional platform at 19.

Taking over the family business in his early 20’s, he started his grand prix career and began traveling up and down the east coast, and eventually across the country. He furthered his career traveling from here to Texas, Arizona, California and many points in between. He has developed horses and riders over the years. From the short stirrups all the way to the grand prix level, plus many successes, including: high placings amongst WCHR (World Championship Hunter Rider), horses and riders qualifying for Devon, Junior Hunter finals (east and west), and placing in most of the indoors series.

Michael has worked with greats such as George Morris, Don Stewart, Vick Russell, Greg Best, John French, and many others. Michael is also acquiring his "R" license as a USHJA judge.

Chelsea Maida

Chelsea Maida

Trainer/ Instructor

With over 17 years of Equine experience and an Associate Degree from the College of Central Florida in Equine Business Management with a concentration in Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Chelsea is no stranger to the industry, and has always taken great care in the treatment of her equine partners.

Growing up in Wellington and Ocala Florida she rode AQHA and 4H, and has shown all throughout the Southeast, including multiple AQHA World qualifiers and Congress Top 5 placings and multiple wins at the Area, State, and Regional level. After graduating college she spent several years on the road grooming and competing on the A Circuit, winning at HITS, Tryon, and WEF alike in the Jumpers and Hunters. Throughout those years she became a kind, understanding, and positive instructor and enjoys pushing her students to be their very best no matter what. She excels in teaching from beginners who have just set foot in the stirrup all the way through top level Jumpers.

When I first came to Foxcroft, I fell in love with the beautiful setting and peacefulness of the farm. I love that the barn is well-kept, that the rings are in great shape and provide me with the option of lessoning or schooling regardless of the weather. I so appreciate knowing that my horse is always cared for, even when I'm away.

- Polly J., Boarder Since 2005

The best place ever and they will help u get a lot better 10/10 recommended

- A. Padgett

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