Darrin Mollett - Co-Owner/Barn Manager/Head Trainer
Darrin has competed in the sport of eventing on both coasts for over 15 years. Darrin has ridden through the advanced level and obtained top level finishes at multiple one- and two-star events on multiple horses. She was ranked number one in the country in her division multiple times, most recently in 2017.
Although initially devoted exclusively to eventing, Darrin added polo, fox-hunting, and show-jumping to her resume over the past several years. Now based in Wellington in the winter, Darrin trains and shows with Chris Kappler Inc. at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida.
Darrin has trained with the top names in multiple sports including Chris Kappler, George Morris, David O'Connor and Jim Wofford. Darrin brings this breadth of sport knowledge along with an encourgaing and professional approach to lessons.
Bill Ballhaus - Co-Owner
After supporting his wife Darrin ringside for years, Bill bravely hopped in the saddle in 2011 for the first time by joining Darrin on the polo field. Now an avid polo player, Bill plays year round in tournaments and exhibition matches in Argentina, New York, Los Angeles, Aiken and Wellington.
Laura Hennessey - Trainer
Laura Hennessey has been riding her entire life and joined the team at Beverly as a trainer in the fall of 2016. She grew up riding hunters and jumpers with trainers such as Delmar Twyman, Chuck Keller and Bill Moroney.
Laura attended Wilson College where she was part of the IHSA team and later went on to get her masters degree at George Mason University. She worked as learning specialist for Fairfax and Loudoun County Public Schools for 10 years. Laura eventually became a full-time trainer, combining her passion for horses with teaching. Her riders have competed at Harrisburg and Washington, and she has coached numerous USEF and USHJA Zone Champions.
Laura is a patient trainer who enjoys seeing horses and riders be successful both in and out of the show ring. She understands the work ethic required to succeed at the top of the sport and works closely with her students to help them achieve their goals.
For more information about Laura, watch this short video.
Allison Springer Eventing
Allison Springer represents the best of America’s growing equestrian talent. A consummate athlete and compassionate rider, Allison is one of eventing’s brightest young stars. Allison’s classic position and strong fundamentals highlight her talent, poise, and partnership with the horse.
Allison was named as an alternate to the USET Eventing Team for the London Games in 2012, following a second place finish at the Rolex CCI4*. She went on to a 6th place finish at Burghley CCI4*. Allison has been named to the United States Equestrian Team’s Training List, a proven training ground for national team riders, multiple times on multiple horses and most recently finished 3rd in the HSBC FEI Classics Series for 2012 (the highest placing ever by an American).
Allison is a widely sought after coach and clinician for a variety of disciplines. She clinics for hunter/jumper barns and teaches dressage, as her classical style and keen training eye serve riders across the board, from the beginner to the most accomplished in their chosen sport.
Individual and group lessons are available at Beverly Farm.
Aguilar Multi-Services - Barn Manager/Grooms
Efrain Aguilar is the owner and manager of Aguilar Multi-Services, which manages all aspects of the Beverly Equestrian operation. Efrain's grooms live on-premises and are hyper-viligant about the care of Beverly's horses. Efrain and his grooms travel to shows, polo matches, as well as to Aiken, SC, Ocala and Wellington, FL. Efrain's grooms are trained and capable of handling all aspects of grooming, polo, and showing, including clipping, braiding, tacking, minor therapies, turn in/turn out, blanketing, and feeding and supplement management.
Loralyn First - Office Manager
Loralyn joined Beverly Equestiran as its office manager this year. As a master of organization, Loralyn ensures that everything runs smoothly in the office, responding promptly to client needs, keeping all paperwork in order and stocking the refrigerator and pantry with tasty treats and beverages!
David McClung - Farm Manager
A lifelong resident of Fauquier County, Dave has an intimate understanding of the area. Dave brings this knowledge to Beverly, where he has expertly shaped the farm, including revitalizing its fields, designing paddocks, and managing its day-to-day operations.