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Alicia Owens

Alicia OwensBorn into a family of trainers, Alicia has been riding her entire life. As most young horsewomen, riding quickly lead to an interest in showing, and her show career on the "A" circuit began at the age of 6 in the Walk and Trot Equitation division. Alicia began showing on Arabian horses, but at the age of 11, decided to switch breeds and began riding at a small local Saddlebred barn. As the oldest of 5, owning a top quality show horse was not in the financial cards for Alicia's family, although you could always find "projects" of various breed in their backyard. Fortunately, Alicia was given many opportunities to show a number of wonderful Saddlebreds in divisions from Equitation, to Country Pleasure to Three Gaited Performance horses. Long before she was cantering, Alicia knew she wanted to be a trainer.

Upon graduating high school, Alicia moved from home to be closer to her trainer and work towards a degree in Business Management. After two years as an assistant trainer, both teaching students and working Saddlebreds, an opportunity presented itself that was simply too good to pass up. Alicia ventured out on her own to open Scottfield Stables. It was by luck that she fell upon the Morgan breed as the farm she had rented had been a Morgan Farm prior to her arrival. Alicia found that the Morgan breed displayed a perfect temperament for Junior Exhibitors and Amateur riders, the very riders Alicia hoped to specialize in training. Within no time, Alicia was devoted to the wonderful Morgan breed. After two successful show seasons, and some remarkable growth in business, Alicia decided to venture out and purchase her own farm in the Spring of 2005. The move was a highly successful one, and Scottfield Stables has grown with each passing year. Under the direction of Alicia Fraser, Scottfield’s horses, owners and riders have collected numerous Regional, National and World titles, a trend we look forward to continuing in the coming seasons!

Becky Shultz
Academy Instructor

Becky has been involved with the horse industry her entire life, a career peppered with different farms, trainers, breeds, and disciplines. She has been the Assistant Trainer for three notable Arabian farms, and through her twenties, Becky showed several horses on the "A" circuit, including her Arabian mare, Soysky's Two Bits, who among other things was Top Five Amateur Western Pleasure Horse at Region 16 Championship Shows. Becky heads up the beginner lesson program at Scottfield for both children and adults. She is wonderfully patient and can make even the most difficult skill seem attainable! Becky is also very involved with her five children (the oldest of whom is Alicia Owens). Becky's warm, fun loving personality puts any rider at ease, while her great sense of humor keep us all laughing!

Rayann Merrill

Rayann began riding horses when she was 5 years old and began showing at the age of 12. Her show career began on a Western Pleasure Morgan, and then went on to compete with Saddlebreds, primarily in the Show Pleasure division. Eventually, Rayann converted her lovely gelding, Maverick’s Miracle Mike, to a Western Pleasure horse with great success, finishing Reserve in the Junior Exhibitor Shatner Finals in St. Louis in 2010. A year later, she and “Jimmy” would finish 6th at Louisville in the Western Pleasure division, an impressive accomplishment for an 18 year old working without the assistance of a trainer. After going to Meredith Manor, where she studied Teaching and Horse Health, Rayann came back home and started Donoma Stables, a successful boarding business on her family’s property in New York. Rayann joined the Scottfield Team in the summer of 2012, and in the Spring of 2013 was promoted to Assistant. Rayann’s easy going personality and steady work ethic are an asset to Scottfield, and Rayann has quickly become a very important member of our team.

Scottfield Stables
120 Scottfield Street
Montrose, PA, 18801