Hastings Equestrian, LLC

About Us

Owner/Trainer, Dee Rudy


Dee has been riding for over 40 years.  She earned a B.A. in Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University where she was Captain of the Equestrian Team, competing in hunt seat equitation.  Upon graduation, she went on to coach the team for several years as well as continuing to ride in the IHSA Alumni Division.  Following her intercollegiate riding career, she moved on to showing hunters and most recently added dressage training.  In January 2012, she retired from a 25-year career in the legal field to pursue her dream of owning her own horse farm.  She is devoted to providing a safe, healthy and fun experience for boarders, riders and their horses.

Operations Manager, Heather Carroll

Heather is a United States Army veteran, college student and mother of two children who lives and works at Hastings Equestrian.  She is involved in all aspects of running the farm including property management, barn management, horse care, bookkeeping, communications and marketing. 


Junior Assistant Barn Manager, Sammy


Sammy is Heather’s son and loves to help out on the farm.  He is an expert treat giver and horse hugger.  He is learning to ride and loves living on the farm!









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