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.

Owner of Silver Eagle Stable:
Mr. Tom Russell

Head Trainer:
Mr. Drew Van Hook

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.

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.

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. 

Tom Russell aboard his gelding

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!


Heather Brown - Riding Instructor 
Heather graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelors in History and a teaching license (2016). While in college she learned how to train horses under a Mustang Makeover trainer and that’s where she caught the mustang bug! After graduating, she moved out to Wyoming to work as a wrangler on a ranch. Then again this past summer she lived and worked in Northwest Montana where she competed in rodeos in her free time.

In her 14 years of riding she has done eventing, show jumping, trained horses in the mountainous and plains environments of Wyoming and Montana, aided with mustang training, and is currently continuing to barrel race while in back home in Virginia.

Management Team

Chris & Tammy Noakes

office (703)-594-4328

cell (540)-907-9714