Each horse and each rider is different. My job is to give them the right tools to become the best version of themselves.  

Leylan Gleeson, Trainer

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LEYLAN GLEESON

Leylan is a second-generation rider who grew up riding and showing with her mom in Cleveland, Ohio. At 15, she was invited to spend her first of many winters showing in Wellington Florida with Ashland Farms. As a junior she had many top results in the ponies, hunters, equitation and jumpers. Most notably winning the Zone 5 horsemanship Finals in 2011.

In 2012, she was recruited to ride for The University of Georgia as a scholarship athlete on the NCAA equestrian team. While competing for the University of Georgia, she won an SEC Title, a National Championship, and was both a 2nd team All American and SEC first team rider. Leylan graduated as the Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2016 for the entire University with a major in Finance.

After graduation she returned to Ashland Farms an assistant rider and trainer where she spent 3 years working to train top level horses and riders. The horses and riders she worked with won multiple equitation finals and championships at every top horse show on the East Coast and Kentucky.

In 2019 she moved to Northern California to join the 2 Mutch Team, where she has blossomed as a young professional. She has been a vital part of bringing out the maximum potential in our horses and riders. Leylan has displayed an ability to shine in the show ring producing consistent results and championships in the hunter and jumper divisions. She has shown her passion for developing junior and amateur riders into competitive horseman through teaching and groundwork.  Leylan can help your junior riders navigate the way to ride in college if desired, putting together a program and helping with applications and recommendations.  Leylan has an exceptional talent in matching horses for our junior and amateur riders and the horses she has found for 2MSJ clients have produced fabulous results, including HOTY, championships, and allowed them to move up reaching key milestones in their riding goals.  

Leylan is not only a good coach but a great student of the sport herself.  You will often see her having lessons from Bert, their focused team approach to developing her talented jumper, and she continues to expand her knowledge of the sport and everything detail that goes into it.  

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