Hailing from nearby PA, Melanie caught the eventing bug at Harvest View Stables, with Cindy Gilbert giving her her start. She arrived at Clasing Equestrian with her 6 year old OTTB Unlawful’s Image, AKA Raven, in the fall of 2017. She is excited about the strides she and Raven are making and she hopes to have a confident start to his eventing career this year.
Her long term goals are to grow and develop, not only as a rider, but as an instructor. She has a passion for musical theater and singing. If you’re lucky, you might catch her singing or humming her way through her busy day in the barn.
Emily has a plan and is using her gap year to build toward the future. She and her OTTB, Comin in Hot, a 7 year old gelding, arrived from New Hampshire last fall. Emily is working to get a solid Training level partnership and then move up to Preliminary. She has been bringing her talented young horse along since he came off the track 3 years ago. She is also using this time to gain insight into the horse industry, as her long term plans are a career in equine business and marketing. The next step for Emily will be in the fall when she heads off to the University of Louisville to focus on her studies and oh yes, they happen to have an eventing team!