The Licking County Equestrian Center opened its doors to boarding in 1990. In 2003, the facility was purchased by Jeff and Vicky Christiansen. Since then, LCEC has seen multiple improvements and expansions, including roof replacement, upgraded indoor lighting, new outdoor arena lighting and additional pasture land.
In 2009, LCEC became a family affair. The Christiansen's daughter and son-in-law, Chelsea and Justin Francis, now aid in maintenance and management. Their three grandchildren enjoy riding, feeding, and mucking stalls.
Our on-site trainer provides private, semi-private and group lessons. Students perform well in dressage, hunter/jumper, Western pleasure, contesting and other shows throughout Ohio.
The Licking County Equestrian Center also partners with Friends of Citizens with Disabilities to provide the Pony Express handicapped riding program twice each year. Local 4H clubs utilize the facilities in the spring for show preparation.
Riding Lessons & Training
Amanda Liviski specializes in the disciplines of Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, and Polo. She also teaches beginner Western lessons. As your riding instructor, she will teach you the basics to grow in any direction you choose.
Amanda has a firm background in Natural Horsemanship, which she will use to help you and your horse form a firm partnership. She enjoys working with all levels of horse and rider, including remedial/problem horses, and racehorses that are moving into a new career.
Chelsea Francis, our barn manager, oversees the day-to-day operations of the stable. She organizes everything from feeding to lessons to barn tours and stall assignments. She has a background in business management, and more than 20 years experience in and around the horse industry. Chelsea also heads up the LCEC Show Team.
Justin Francis is our maintenance and renovation guru. With more than a decade of experience in the construction industry, he is the first to go to with any technical and/or safety issues around the stable.