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Our Team

The staff is not only the best in class and attentive but they are active participants in recognized horse shows, providing you the expertise that comes with years of experience and training. Staff and Boarders at White Fences have worked their way up the show ring having earned their medals (Dressage), high points and ribbons. We would love to help you join our team of winners.

meet the speyers

Silvia & Jack Speyer, Owners of White Fences Equestrian Center

Owner-Operators

“These days horses are rare even to Texans.” The first time you meet Silvia Speyer, you will be impressed by her preternaturally large eyes. She exudes an air of calm assurance; she is a rock. “Walk with me,” she says. “Let's go see the horses.” Hailing from New York and Virginia, Silvia got here as fast as she could to be with horses under the big Texas sky. She trained as a dressage rider at White Fences for 15 years. One day, White Fences’ prior owner, asked if Silvia was interested in taking over the business. In August 2017, the Speyers happily purchased White Fences.

“We are honored to be owners of one of the most beautifully-designed equine properties in greater Austin,” says Silvia. “The attention to detail and craftsmanship is exceptional. I’ve spent nearly half of my adult life at White Fences.”

Within seconds of your barn tour, you realize she knows every horse on her property like the back of her hand. Her mind is an encyclopedia of horse foibles, health charts, owners’ preferences. Nothing escapes her attention. A current client...

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Dressage Instructor & Trainer

With a passion for horse riding that dates back to her childhood, Emily has been a force to be reckoned with in the Hunter/Jumper and Dressage arenas. She began her riding and showing journey in 2004, honing her skills and eventually discovering her true calling in the art of classical Dressage.

Emily's dedication to the sport is unwavering, and she takes immense joy in helping riders form a harmonious partnership with their horses. As...

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Head Trainer & Dressage Instructor

Jennifer Foss, also known as Jenny, is a highly experienced and passionate Dressage professional who was born in Walton-on-Thames, England. As a child she moved a great deal. Over the past fifteen years, she has dedicated herself to the industry, running a successful Dressage stable and competing in shows while continuing to expand her knowledge.

Jenny discovered her love for Dressage at a young age while attending a local Dressage...

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Assistant Trainer - H/J and Dressage

Since childhood, Nori has been captivated by the bond between horse and rider, a passion that has driven her to excel in both Hunter/Jumper and Dressage disciplines. Her equestrian journey began in 1994, at the age of three, under the guidance of Connemara importer and breeder Laura Carpenter. This early start paved the way for her path to mastery, ultimately leading her to find her true calling in classical Dressage.

Nori's unwavering...

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Assistant Trainer & Pony Club Phenom

Savanna is a young rider from Pflugerville, Texas, and is a passionate equestrian who has been riding at White Fences Equestrian Center since 2019. Born on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, she received her first horse at the age of 5 and has been dedicated to dressage since starting her career at Moana Morgans at age 8. After her family moved to Texas, she brought her horse to White Fences, where she met owner Silvia Speyer and...

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Farrier, CJF

Providing quality professional hoofcare for over 25 years, Jason has dedicated his career to the well-being and performance of horses. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence, Jason ensures each horse receives the best possible care.

Jason and his family relocated to the central Texas area to be closer to loved ones. He has established clientele at our beautiful facility. Whether your horse needs routine maintenance...

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Farrier - Herrington Forge and Fairiery

Rachel is a true professional in the farrier industry, showcasing her exceptional skills and knowledge with her certifications from the American Farriers Association and Heartland Horseshoeing School. Her background in traditional blacksmithing, combined with a passion for creating custom, handcrafted shoes, sets her apart as a master of her trade.

With a deep commitment to her craft, Rachel is continually striving to improve and...

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