Lucky C Stables has a small, well-rounded group of knowledgeable and friendly staff. We understand the importance of safety and care when it comes to you and your horse. We make it our mission to keep the farm beautiful and safe, leaving you with one less thing to worry about.

While Susan & Gary have sold LCS, a wonderful team has been put in place to continue providing top teaching, training and equine care.


Siyon Kim - Owner of Lucky C Stables:

(Bio coming soon!)


Jessica Williams - Owner and Head Trainer of Hope Equestrian, LLC @ Lucky C Stables


Jessica Anselmo holds a bachelor’s degree in equine studies from Centenary College. While in college she was captain of the IHSA team for two consecutive years and successfully led her team to win the national title in 2009.

In addition to her extensive team involvement, she has worked for Olympian Todd Minikus and has had other related positions, such as in-gate manager for horse shows such as Old Salem Farm, Sussex County and Gardnertown Farms. Jess also spent two years at Cloud 9 Farm in Pittstown, New Jersey, working as the director of equine rehabilitation where she was instrumental in the proper rehabilitation and care of top performance horses. After graduation, she accepted a position as barn manager for Robin Fairclough at Top Brass Farm where she assisted at many nationally rated and prestigious horse shows. Jess also spent three years in Savannah, Georgia working for SCAD as the Associate Director of Equestrian Programs.

Jess eventually moved back to New York to follow her passion of teaching and riding and joined the team at Lucky C Stables as an assistant instructor and rider. In 2015, she chose to follow another passion in the field of health and wellness, however  Jess always remained connected to LCS, coaching the IEA team alongside Susan and Gary. In 2021, the opportunity arose for Jess to achieve her dream and start her very own lesson, training and show business, Hope Equestrian, LLC that operates exclusively out of Lucky C Stables' facilities.


Emma Paulsen - Head Trainer of Lucky C's Academy Riding Program 

(Bio Coming Soon!)



Lacy Orme Maffei, LMSW - Assistant Riding Instructor


We welcome Lacy back to Lucky C Stables...this time as a member of our staff! Lacy is an equestrian, mother and master social worker. Lacy's passion for riding and horsemanship began at LCS, 28 years ago. Lacy has shown in all three rings in local and rated shows from New York to Florida and many places in between, consistently earning ribbons with her green project horses throughout the years. Lacy has taught many riders and served as an assistant barn manager at a premier show barn in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition, Lacy is a social worker and therapist where she has worked in New York City, primarily with children and their families in juvenile justice and foster care programs, as well as with young adults in academic settings. For Lacy, "teaching riding and horsemanship is so much like therapy - you are observing, building relationships, and helping to foster problem solving, resilience, and self awareness of body and mind to achieve an individual's unique goals". Lacy is looking forward to using her knowledge of equitation, horses and human and equine psychology to assist Susan and the team at LCS in building capable and resilient riders inside and outside the ring. When Lacy is not spending time with her family or teaching lessons, she can be found riding her newest project thoroughbred Stone 'Em, aka "Marley".