Penny Kinnally's favorite quote best describes the path that her life has taken. That path began as she grew up around horses at home in Ohio. Penny started riding at the age of eight with such legendary horseman as Howard Lewis of the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club.

Her professional career began in California working first for well-known jumper rider Ken Nordstrom in Santa Anna. She then moved to Far West Farms in Calabassas, California to join the Karazissis brothers in teaching and training hunt seat equitation. Over her years there Penny took part in clinics given by professionals including Paul Valliere, Brian Flynn and George Morris.

After years of teaching, managing stables, showing, and working on the road for a private client, Penny has returned to her first love - teaching. She is currently the manager and head trainer of Misfit Farms, at the Sandstone Barn of the Bergen County Equestrian Center in Leonia, New Jersey.
To contact Penny, you can e-mail her at

Elizabeth Kramer, Penny's daughter, is CUEC's assistant coach. Elizabeth has returned home to New Jersey and CUEC after coaching the IHSA team at Colby Community College in Kansas for a year.
To contact Elizabeth, you can e-mail her at