Katie Hartmann has worked under top equine professionals for nearly 20 years. After graduating high school, she earned a job at George Morris's famous Hunterdon Inc, managing his barn to the highest possible standards. She is a top class horse person with experience in every aspect of the show jumping business. Katie has worked with Chris since 1993, keeping his operation running smoothly with her expertise and organizational skills. Katie helps coordinate everything, from horses, to staff to clients, and is an invaluable asset to Chris Kappler Inc.
Sarah Segal has been a professional rider since graduating from Princeton University in 2006. After training at George Morris's Hunterdon Inc during her time at Princeton, she began her professional riding career by working for John and Beezie Madden. She returned to New Jersey in 2008 and has worked for Chris Kappler Inc ever since. She has competed successfully at major shows on the East Coast, in the Midwest, as well as internationally in Canada and Europe. In 2005 Sarah competed in the North American Young Rider Championships, where she was a member of the Gold Medal Team. She has also been a representative of the Untied States in Nations Cup Competitions on several occasions, including the 2014 Furusiyya Nations Cup in Xalapa, Mexico.
Andrew Ramsay is a professional rider who has trained under some of the best in the business, most notably Linda Hough and George Morris. He began his successful junior career in hunters, but today, Andrew's passion is with the jumpers. As a professional, he has continued his winning ways in Grand Prix competition throughout Europe and North America. Andrew has also shown an affinity for developing young horses with wins in the European Young Horse Championships. He is passionate about this side of the business and in 2015 established SHALANNO FARMS LLC in Wellington, Florida, as his training base and winter circuit home. He is a true student of the sport of show jumping, demonstrating excellence in all aspects of horsemanship as both a rider and a trainer. He plans to continue competing in Grand Prix events and earning the right to represent America on national teams at the Championship level.
Kate began working with and caring for horses at only 11 years of age. Now a young adult, that passion for horses has taken her around the world and back. She graduated with honors from Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies. After school, Kate moved to Germany to work as a rider and manager for HS-Sportpferde. Upon returning to the US, she moved to the east coast and began working for Chris Kappler Inc in August of 2013. Her experience spans multiple disciplines and all aspects of the industry from FEI groom to starting young horses to teaching riding.
We are proud of the experienced group of professional grooms we have assembled to care for our horses. Each groom cares for a limited number of horses to ensure that every horse is intimately known and thoroughly attended to every day. Our team works closely with trainers, riders, vets and farriers so that each horse is expertly cared for and prepared to train and show. The expertise and dedication of the team that supports our horses and riders is one of the most important advantages they have when they enter the ring.