Our Team


Abby Blankenship

Abby Blankenship has over 25 years of experience in the Hunter/Jumper industry. After winning the 1994 USET Talent Search, she went on to work with top industry leaders including Mindy Darst and Polly Howard. In 2019, Blankenship opened up her own business, Three Ships LLC, to pursue her passion of helping clients grow into successful riders at all levels. Additionally, Blankenship is a “R” judge and was selected to judge 2020 Maclay Regionals

Kristen Moss

Kristen Moss has been working in partnership with Abby Blankenship for the past 14 years. She works as both the office manager and the beginner riding instructor. After graduating from UK with a degree in Elementary Education, she has the skills to teach kids the basics of horseback riding with a focus on form and function.

Mariano Posada

Mariano Posada has over 20 years of horse experience both internationally and in the US. He has worked for top riders, including Todd Minikus, Carlton Brooks, John Perez, and Norman Dello Joio. Although he’s spent most of his life doing the jumpers, Posada has spent the last few years learning the ins and outs of the hunter world. More recently, he worked for Clouds End Farm where he was able to get extensive show ring miles in the hunters. Mariano is a passionate teacher and rider, always striving to improve both horse and rider each day. He will be the perfect addition to our at-home riding and training team and will be able to take students to horse shows in the Midwest during the Winter.

Courtney Motz

As the Digital Marketing Manager, Courtney Motz manages all social media and the website for the business. She attended TCU where she was the barn manager and two year captain of the NCAA Equestrian Team and she graduated with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Courtney took this valuable experience to Three Ships LLC to originally oversee and organize the daily individualized care of each animal as the barn manager before taking on the Digital Manager role.


We are so lucky to have six grooms who work to make sure each horse is happy and healthy. The guys provide daily care to the horses including feeding, mucking stalls, turnout and tacking. They are diligent and truly an essential part of our team.

Horseback Riding in Indiana

Three Ships also offers horseback riding in Indiana. Looking for a fun adventure? Three Ships offers horseback riding lessons in Indiana for children (ages 5 and up) and adults. More information about horseback riding in Indiana can be found on the Lessons page.