AT LEGACY RIVER EQUESTRIAN CENTER WE ARE PROUD TO EMPLOY THE EQUINE INDUSTRY'S MOST ENTHUSIASTIC AND DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS. WE ARE ALL PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO. FROM CUSTOMER SERVICE TO LESSONS AND TRAINING. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF LEGACY RIVER. STOP IN TODAY TO SAY HELLO!

LEGACY RIVER EQUESTRIAN CENTER IS PROUD TO OFFER TRAINING BY BOTH A USHJA CERTIFIED TRAINER AND A USEF "R" AND SOON-TO-BE FEI JUDGE.



John BERKOS

TRAINER/RIDER

John grew up riding at Primrose Farm in St. Charles, IL which is owned by his grandparents and he started showing at a very young age. At the age of 15 John began working with Alex Jayne at Our Day Farm and was able to travel the country showing in Wellington, Kentucky, Chicago, Harrisburg, Washington, and Detroit. John competed in his first Grand Prix at age 17 and he also received numerous year end awards with NIHJA, IHJA, Zone 5 and in 1997 and 1998 he won the IHJA Junior Medal Finals.

Later on in 1998 he was selected to the represent the USA in an International Competition for Young Riders. In January of 1999, he competed in Bombay, India at the CSI Young Riders event. Team USA won the Bronze medal, and John won the individual silver medal. Later on in 1999 he was chosen to represent the USA once again, this time at an Amateur Nations Cup in Ireland.  

In 2000 John had the honor of working/riding with Olympian Anne Kursinski at her own Market Street Farm in New Jersey. After that he decided to give up his Amateur status and took over the business at the family farm in St. Charles. He continued receiving numerous Grand Prix ribbons as well as having his students qualify for indoor finals in the Junior Hunters and the NAL/M&S Jumpers shows where they received ribbons as well.

Throughout the past few years John received his “R” judges licenses in the Hunter, Jumper & Equitation divisions and he is currently in the process of obtaining his FEI Level 2 judges license, which he will be applying for later in 2016. I have worked at several barns throughout the years as a trainer, instructor & barn manager.  Over the last several years he has been traveling across the country and he is very excited to be coming back to the Midwest calling Legacy River Equestrian Center home.


Tracy started riding at the early age of 8 and it quickly became her main activity outside of school. She attended Culver Academies for high school where she was able to compete successfullyin the Children’s Hunter and Equitation divisions as well as playing some polo. While at Culver, Tracy was part of the Equestriennes Drill Team and created an Honors in Horsemanship Program. The program allows students to further educate themselves with knowledge beyond riding which plays a key role in understanding true horsemanship. 

After high school she decided to spend her time in the show arena competing in the Adult and Amateur Owner hunter and jumper divisions on several different horses.  By doing this Tracy had the opportunity to ride with many top professionals in the industry which helped shape her into the rider she is today. She firmly believes that there is no end to the education in this sport and is always looking for ways to keep herself and the horses performing at the best level possible. 

Tracy has spent the past few years on the East Coast riding and developing young performance horses as well as coaching students at IEA and other rated shows. She is looking forward to continuing her professional career with the Legacy River Equestrian focusing on riding and sales.

TRACY BERKOS

SALES/RIDER


Dorothy Flisk

PROPRIETOR/RIDER/ MANAGER

Dorothy (Dolly) Flisk, a lifelong equestrian, starting at 5 years old, has always dreamed of opening a facility of her own. Upon purchasing of the Sugar Grove property and launching Legacy River Equestrian Center; Flisk turned her lifelong dream into a reality.  Flisk's passion for horses and their care combined with her desire to see a premier facility that is focused on the training and development of the horses and riders led to the opening of Legacy River Equestrian Center. Dorothy encompasses the aspect of superior horse care and the well-being of the horses and riders at Legacy River Equestrian Center.

Dorothy has always found a way back to riding, no matter where she lived in the country throughout her life. She has successfully competed at A/AA level horse shows both regionally and nationally. Flisk is planning on pursuing her USHJA trainer certification in the future. Additionally, Dorothy has several other entrepreneurial endeavors she is involved in. She is excited to see the potential of the horses and riders that call Legacy River their forever home.