About Our Team

The Palladia Farm training team is here to help you achieve and exceed your riding goals while learning, having fun, and enjoying everything the hunter-jumper discipline has to offer.

Margaret Clayton

Owner and Trainer
With over 30 years in the horse industry both as a competitor and a professional, Margaret founded Palladia Farm over ten years ago to train and coach exceptional hunter/jumper riders.

Elise Fraza

Elise has been riding and competing since she was just five years old. She’s one of our show professionals and helps our students – from beginner to advanced – excel in the ring.

Honor Beeler

Honor has been on horseback from childhood through college, and in addition to teaching, helps oversee Palladia’s school and lesson program and Summer Camp.

Stephanie Skrodzki

Barn Administrator and Trainer
Stephanie has been a part of Palladia Farm since it’s beginning over a decade ago, and helps us make Palladia Farm the very best hunter/jumper barn on Chicago’s North Shore.


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