PETIT GALOP Granny Fox Farm ~ Goshen, New York
Esther Noyen Barrandon -owner, trainer, camp program director -
was born and raised in The Netherlands, moved to the United States with
her family and began riding at the age of 12. She earned a degree in
Equine Science from Johnson & Wales University. Esther traveled
extensively on the international show jumping circuit for 10 years,
working with some of the worlds top equestrians. From 1994 - 2005 she
was manager of Riverdale Equestrian Center in New York and director of
its riding programs for children. She continues to coach students of all
levels and train horses for show-jumping and dressage.
Gilles Barrandon, owner,manager & trainer, was born and raised in
Paris, France. In 1985 he received his French Equestrian Federation
teaching and competition license, Eperon d’Argent, and in 2010
he was certified in equine ethology by the Lacense school in France.
He holds Bachelor degrees in German and English from La Sorbonne,
Paris and a BA in Japanese from Paris Dauphine. Gilles moved to New
York in 1995, attending Fordham University where he earned an MBA in
marketing. From 1997 - 2005 he co-managed Riverdale Equestrian
Center with his wife, Esther, and trained students for show-jumping. He
continues to train and compete himself and especially enjoys starting and
preparing young horses.