Dean Battaglia - Head Trainer/Rider
Dean Battaglia is the Head Trainer/Rider at Victorious Farm. Dean began riding at a very young age and brings a vast amount of experience having been professional training horses and riders for 35 years. Dean is also an 'R' rated jumper judge, course designer and horseshow manager which enable his students to understand all aspects of horse showing. During his junior years, Dean qualified for and competed at Harrisburg and won the Zone 5 Equitation championship twice on the 'A' circuit. With Dean's varied experience he works hard to create individual programs that meet the needs and goals of each horse and rider.
Jessica Battaglia - Owner/Manager
Jessica Battaglia is the Owner and Manager of Victorious Farm. Jessica began riding at an early age competing on the NIHJA and 'A' circuits. She attended the University of Findlay and participated in the English Equestrian Studies program. Jessica currently competes as an Amateur on the NIHJA and 'A' circuits, riding in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. Jessica's show highlights include being the 2016 Venice Equestrian Tour Circuit Champion, 2016 NIHJA Horse of the Year, 2015 Illinois 'A' Circuit Amateur Adult Hunter Champion, 2015 Minnesota Harvest High Point Rider and 2014 Ocala Winter Circuit Reserve Champion. Jessica also works for various horse show organizations across the country as an ingate/announcer, show secretary, and show manager.
Diane McClure - Assistant Trainer