Category Archives: Biographies

Ashley Gates

Trainer/Instructor

Ashley visited our farm when she was 7-years old for a summer horse camp, and instantly got the “horse bug” after riding a sweet horse named Ditto. She soon after began showing and working at the farm. Ashley realized that being around horses will always be her passion.

Ashley began leasing a Quarter Horse named Willow when she was 12, who gave her a love of caring for “grey mares.” She and Willow took great pride when showing in Horsemanship and Pleasure classes at the local shows. 

In 2011, Ashley began her horse ownership journey with Pebbles, a feisty Appendix Quarter Horse from our farm. Pebbles and Ashley participated in a variety of experiences including Hunter/Jumper, Western, and Cross-Country, but their favorite will always be Pleasure riding. 

Ashley now is a Kindergarten Teacher throughout the school year, and is one of our Camp Counselors during the summer. She loves sharing her passion of horses with beginner-intermediate riders during our summer camps.

Clare Kozycki

Trainer/Instructor

Clare has grown up in the Southern Anne Arundel County farming community for the majority of her life.  She experienced her first pony ride by the time she was four years old, and by the age five she had found her way to En-Tice-Ment Stables, training under Deana Tice.  She has competed in Hunter/Jumpers, Equitation, and in the recent year trained in Dressage.

At sixteen, Clare began to retrain her three-year old Off the Track Thoroughbred mare, Desi.  While Clare still actively competes, her passion is instilling horsemanship and the love of riding in individuals of all ages. 

Clare’s love of horses and farming led her to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Maryland in Agricultural Science and Technology, Agronomy in hopes to help preserve Maryland’s farming heritage.

Hailey Johnson

Trainer/Instructor

Hailey Johnson has lived in Southern Anne Arundel County since she was four years old, and although she didn’t live on a farm, she was "raised" at Enticement Stables. At age seven, Hailey went for a meet and greet with a pony named Beanie. That day, she fell in love with horses and Deana Tice and Carrie Ogilvie became her trainers.

By age thirteen, she was riding the bus every day after school to the farm and spending almost every day in the summer at the farm to help clean stalls, do afternoon feedings, clean and organize tack and, of course, ride any available horse she could.

In 2012, Hailey’s dream became reality and she got her own horse, Thai (AKA, Answered Prayers). Even though she has ridden and shown many horses over the years, he will always hold the number one place in her heart as he is the one she worked so hard for.

Hailey started teaching beginner lessons in 2015 and loves watching her students grow into competitive riders. She is very eager to help shape the younger generations of equestrians.

Brittany Tice

Trainer/Instructor

Brittany Tice was raised on En-Tice-Ment Farm in Harwood Maryland. She is a graduate of Tarleton State University in Texas with a degree in Animal Business with a focus in Equine, a minor in Business. She also has an associates degree from Anne Arundel Community College in Accounting.

She has been riding her whole life. Her aunt, Deana Tice, has been her trainer since she began. Brittany has been showing since she was eight years old in classes ranging from English hunter, pleasure, and equitation, to western. She played polocrosse while living in Texas and also got a taste of barrel racing, team penning, and reining. Brittany was also on the intercollegiate team at Tarleton showing english and western. Upon graduation she was the Assistant Coach of the team.

She still continues to show clients’ horses and green horses. She has been teaching lessons and helping at the summer camps for 10 years as well as training and showing green horses and ponies.

Brittany is also involved with the young farmers association and the farm bureau. She also helps with the family meat business helping to raise cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep. She loves working on the farms and would not have her life any other way.

Deana Tice

Owner / Operator – Enticement Stables

Deana Tice has over 50 years of experience having been an equestrian her whole life, competing in her first show when she was 18 months old. Deana began teaching and helping other young riders when she was twelve years old. She rode hunters and jumpers in top level American Horse Show Association shows including the Washington International Horse Show. Deana was a member of the United States Pony Club, competing in three day eventing and moving through the levels of training.

Deana Tice attended the University of Maryland where she earned her 4 year degree and also completed many Education classes. While a student she was a member of the Intercollegiate Equestrian Team competing throughout the East Coast and making it to the Nationals in her first year. Deana has also worked with Quarter Horses. After marrying her husband Joe (a quarter horse person) in 1986, she began riding and training Quarter Horses in Western Pleasure and many other classes on the Quarter Horse Circuit. She continued to help others taking her students to the high level of the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

After graduation, she furthered her career, developed her Management skills and was employed with the Southern States Cooperative in Upper Marlboro, MD for eleven years, overseeing 25 employees that she trained and supervised. Through her experience with Southern States, she gained the expertise and knowledge to teach and assist fellow horseman proper equine nutrition and health. In addition to working for Southern States, Deana started a part time business at Enticement Stables, training, teaching and managing, and to this date, after her retirement from her full time position (10 years ago) she now runs and manages Enticement Stables with the assistance of her Trainers, Instructors, Grooms and Farm Operators with 70 horses at the farm. She is also a member of the MHSA regional Board of directors.

Deana and Joe have three sons who enjoy growing up on the farm but they prefer raising livestock to riding horses. So when Deana is not at a horse show she is at livestock shows with Josh, and the twins Cody & Justin.