Katarina Wright -Head Instructor Katharina is from Germany and has been riding for 25 years. She has trained students and horses of all age-groups for 10 years in Show Jumping and Dressage. She has completed countless seminars at the equestrian center headquarters in Ansbach, Germany, and she was awarded certifications from Categories IV and III by the German Equestrian Federation (FN). Katharina had the privilege to work with elite riders who compete internationally within the highest CSI.

Chris & Tammy Noakes - Managers
Chris and Tammy are a co-managerial team who have an engineering and law enforcement background. Tammy has had a love of horses since an early age and is a proud Army Brat. Chris embraces the challenges of property management. They have been married for 29 years and have many plans to keep improving Silver Eagle!


Management Team

Chris & Tammy Noakes

office (703)-594-4328

Chris cell (540)-907-9714


Tom Russell- Owner
Tom Russell is the owner of the Silver Eagle Stable.  He's a retired Marine Corps Colonel and the son of an Army officer.  Tom grew up on military installations in the country and started riding in 1973, at military base stables.  His riding was interrupted - off and on with military maneuvers , college and then with deployments when he became a full time Marine. Upon retiring, Tom established a successful consulting company and has now decided to pursue something that he has enjoyed since his days in the 70's.  Tom  has shared his life and love of horses with his wife, Vicki  Russell for 28 years  - together they have three children and one granddaughter.

Tom looks forward to creating the perfect equestrian facility for people who have a love for horses, family, good company, and a desire to learn.  He looks forward to the next chapter in the equestrian ring of life.   He can be contacted via email at
trussell@sestable.comor by calling 703-594-4328.

Head Trainer:
Mr. Drew Van Hook

Alexandra Peterson - Riding Instructor 
Alexandra has been riding for 23 years and has been training for 9 years. She is from Torington, Wyoming. She now primarily trains in Jumper, Western, and breaking in horses. She has competed up to 1.2m in Jumpers and competed in Dressage. In her earlier years, she competed in Barrel Racing, Western Pleasure, and Poles.

Tom Russell aboard his gelding

Drew Van Hook - Head Trainer

We are proud to introduce Mr. Drew Van Hook.  Drew is the Manager and Head Trainer for Silver Eagle Stable, he is an American Quarter Horse Association recognized, and certified...A.Q.H.A. Professional Horseman, he lives on site at the farm.  Drew has a  history with the farm that now houses Silver Eagle Stable.  He grew up on this farm, and as a young boy he was first introduced to horses by taking full charge of the equine residents, and learning all aspects of  the horse industry.   He quickly grasped the concept of caring for the horses, knowing their quirks and dealing with the equestrian owner and the demands of running a full time facility.  Within a relatively short time Drew, excelled in  his riding skills and customer service. Drew Van Hook went on to show and compete in the show pen against many top riders with great success. Drew knew he was born to  break and train horses,  that lead to furthering his pursuit of all things equestrian by breaking and training horses professionally.   Drew has ridden for numerous trainers - advancing his knowledge , skill and quest for perfection  towards excellence in the horse industry.  He has since trained hundreds of  horses, and taught many students some of which have gone on to win multiple show titles,  year end awards and state championships.  Drew is  looking forward to continuing his ongoing quest for professional leadership in the equestrian field.  Stop by Silver Eagle Stable anytime to chat with Drew, he looks forward to the next level of your showing and accomplishments.  Your win is our win...You can contact Drew by emailing him at dvanhook@sestable.com or by calling 703-559-2472. 

Owner of Silver Eagle Stable:
Mr. Tom Russell

Danielle Stevenson - Riding Instructor

Danielle grew up in New York State where she began riding at the age of 7. She started off in
Western Pleasure and soon moved on to train & show in Hunter/Jumpers where she excelled in
the show ring doing 3’Hunters. She has over 28yrs experience riding & training horses of all
different levels. In 2010 she went to Suny Ulster for Veterinary Technician & now has an
extensive medical background. Later on in life she decided to take up Barrel Racing, but soon
ended up back in the Hunter/Jumper world. She has also worked with and trained horses for
Hunter/Jumpers, Barrel racing & retrained OTTB’s.