Christine Lentz is a life-long equestrian with both an Associate and Bachelor degree in Equine Studies and a minor in Secondary Education from Johnson and Wales University. She has been teaching riders of all ages since 1990. Specializing in developing a solid foundation of equitation with a balanced seat, Christine teaches students how their postition affects the horse, and gives them the tools to be better partners with the horse so they can achieve their goals. As an OSHA-carded judge, she brings a unique perspective to not only her lessons but also to her show coaching. Married with two children, Christine spends her time not only teaching riding, but also going on hikes, leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop, and substitute teaching at her local elementary and middle schools.



Christine Lentz, Instructor

Our Lesson Program

Jeryl Davis, Head Trainer

Seven J's Farm



Jeryl Davis (Head Trainer) is an accomplished rider with an extensive background in the Hunter/Jumper "A" Show Circuit in the United States and in Europe. She offers instruction to a variety of riders who are interested in learning and competing. Her expertise includes finding suitable mounts for her clients and designing training programs for the horses and riders under her tutelage. Past and current students have qualified for all major equitation finals, hunter finals, IHSA, NCEA and IEA Nationals.





We offer a full range of learning opportunities whether riders are interested in showing competitively or just looking for a fun-filled and challenging experience. We have an impressive selection of schooling ponies and horses to suit every age and riding level from the beginning walk-trot to advanced jumping. Lessons are given during normal open barn hours with one of our many caring and knowledgeable trainers. We offer private, semi- private, and group lessons. Seven J’s also has summer and winter programs for kids that are looking for a more educational and hands-on approach at our farm.