Our Trainers


Heidi Snider Kauffman

Since 1998, Heidi's focus has been to create top horse and rider teams that have brought home championships from the Short Stirrup to Regular Conformation Divisions.  Heidi's training program stresses horsemanship, leadership, and sportsmanship at all levels.  She earned her Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree from Seattle University in 1996. Heidi is active in the equestrian community and has served on committees including:  USEF Zone IX, USHJA Horse Welfare , WSHJA (Vice President), WSHJA Horse Welfare (Committee Chair).

Her horses and riders have received recognition in many local and international competitions. She trains riders and horses at all levels and ability. Heidi strives to build a lasting team atmosphere with riders and their horses.

Heidi is a Certified USEF Trainer

Nicky Elsineitti

A recent transplant to the Seattle area from sunny California, Nicky joined the Hillcrest team as an assistant and show rider!