Horse Trainers At Chapelgate Farm

Valentina Timpone

Valentina Timpone was born in Short Hills, NJ where she began riding horses at the age of 4. In more than 22 years of experience, she has ridden and trained extensively on a regional and national level in the Hunter/Jumper circuit as well as participating in three-day eventing up to the Preliminary Level.

She has been coached by some of the most talented trainers in the region including Carone Stucky, Susan Beebee, Nancy Lindroth, Bill Hoos, Ralph Hill, Nancy Tans, Ivy Ledonne, Mike Plumb, Jimmy Wofford, Stuart Black, Jack Towell, and Amy and Jim Hassinger.

Valentina has learned many valuable lessons from those who have influenced her along the way. She combines this knowledge with her exceptional communication skills to run one of the best lesson programs in the region. She continues to enhance her equestrian skills through actively training and showing in the Hunter/Jumpers along the east coast.

Valentina is involved in selling horses as well. She has an interest in matching horses and riders and works actively with her clients to identify a horse that will fit their skill level.

She is currently training riders of all levels at Chapelgate Farm located in Matthews, NC. For more information about training please contact Valentina by phone at (704) 776-1669 or email at or contact Meg Lochary of Chapelgate Farm at

Full Board Includes:

Tribute premium Feed, unlimited hay and grass or dry lot turnout, and blanketing.

Additional Services available:

Training rides, tacking, tack cleaning, grooming, bathing, clipping, mane-pulling, holding for vet or farrier services, drug administration IV,PO, or IM, sedation, hand walking, rehabilitation rides, transportation, as well as full show services.

Equine wellness programs available.