Manager School Barn Program
Barb’s love of teaching is evident in her lessons with beginners through advanced riders.
Barb’s passion for horses has been a lifelong affair, and her primary focus has been in the Hunter/Jumper field. Before coming to Invicta Farms, she taught and trained at a private club in Oaxaca, Mexico for 10 years. Competing in the Southwest as a Junior and young adult, she was able to work with some of the best trainers in our industry. Barb’s love of teaching is evident in her lessons with beginners through advanced riders. She also teachers her students that the care and comfort of the horse is foremost at Invicta Farms. Barb’s love of horses is passed on to her students, through riding and hands on care, and she is a cherished member of the Invicta Farms family.
Marina da Silva
Marina da Silva graduated from Averett University in Danville, Virginia where she earned her degree with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies. During her senior year she studied abroad in Germany, where she received her small bronze from Pferedsportverband Weser-Ems in 2013. The next year she went back to PSVWE and did the same two week course and received her large bronze, which allows her to show through first level dressage. Back in the states, Marina worked as an assistant trainer at a show barn in Los Angeles, CA, as well as another barn in Goleta, before she interviewed with Invicta Farms in 2018. Since then she has been an integral part of Team Invicta. She rides, grooms, teaches, and travels to horse shows, where she can be seen anywhere and everywhere when a task is needed. Marina has become an indispensable part of the Invicta Farms family.
Hannah Patterman grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, and that is where her love affair with horses began. She began her equestrian career at a young age, and started jumping at age seven. Hannah had a successful show career as a junior, and won multiple championships in hunter-jumpers, and equitation, along with Hunter Derby wins. Hannah has experience as an Assistant Young Horse Trainer and Assistant Breeding Manager. She’s also assisted in training horses from the ground up and taking young horses to their first shows. Hannah attends competitions with Team Invicta assisting in coaching and showing of client horses. Invicta Farms is excited that Hannah has become a valued part of our team.