Team Invicta

A True Mother & Daughter Partnership Dedicated and Passionate to both Horse and Rider. Invicta Farms has been a family owned equestrian business for over 60 years.

Caroline Invicta Stevenson

Managing Partner

Caroline’s lifetime equestrian experience is demonstrated in all aspects of breeding, training, teaching and showing.

Her career has taken her from the world of thoroughbred racing, to the training of equine movie stars-with many stops in between. Having designed and managed several major equestrian centers in the Southwest, Caroline has used her experience and knowledge to generate enthusiasm in various horse communities by creating concepts in equestrian endeavors for all to enjoy. Her work with Equitanna, Volvo World Cup Dressage, Equinewest, and the Governor’s Rodeo and Equestrian Council has provided her with vast knowledge of the managerial aspects and practical application of the business of horses. Caroline’s passion for horses has enabled her to appreciate and participate in all breeds and all disciplines, and she continues to further her equine knowledge whenever time allows.

Sarah Invicta Williams-Echols

Partner/Head Trainer

Sarah has been riding horses her entire life. She has trained in almost all disciplines, with her main focus in the Hunter/Jumper World.

Having shown both Nationally and Internationally as well as in the Breed Shows, Sarah has had a successful diversified show career. As a Junior Rider, Sarah qualified for Pony Finals, every year she showed ponies. She earned enough points at age 11 in the Junior Jumpers to be on the Prix de States team but was too young to compete that year. After that she competed in the Prix de States and Young Riders almost every year as a Junior. At age 14 she won the Silver Medal on her 19 year old Jumper, Sportif at the Olympic Festival. Sarah continues as an adult in her winning ways. Her discipline and dedication coupled with her passion and love of horses and the Equestrian Sport is evident in the teaching of her students and training of their horses. These results shine through in life’s lessons resulting not only in the Show Ring Success but the shared love of horses.

Our Staff

Barb Olson

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

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.

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