Meet The Staff
Owner, Instructor - Jolie Vinograd
Jolie is not just the owner, but the primary instructor. She grew up in Virginia and has ridden since she was 4. Her primary background is English hunter/jumper. In her youth, she helped form the Ballentrae Pony Club and hosted their own horse shows. After moving to California in 1979, she began riding Western Pleasure. She is qualified to instruct in both English and Western styles and has been teaching riding and basic horsemanship for over 20 years.
She is a member of Certified Horsemanship Association.
Barn Manager, Instructor - Abby Padgett
Abby has been at Hidden Creek for 2 years. She manages the barn care for the leased horses. She has been riding and working with horses since she was 5. She started barrel racing when she moved to Texas from Georgia in 5th grade. She is currently raising and training her Arab/quarter horse named Prince.
- Shelby Rhoden is a Senior at Cedar Park High School and has been riding at Hidden Creek since 2005. She currently competes on the high school regional rodeo team. She assists with birthday parties, camps and instructs beginner students.
- Ellyn Freiborg graduated from Cedar Park High School and is currently attending Austin Community College. She has been riding and leasing horses at Hidden Creek since 2009 and is an excellent rider. She helps with parties and camps.