The Autumn Meadows Equestrian Program instructors will work with you to tailor a learning experience around your goals. Want to work on your jumping skills? Always wanted to try eventing? Curious about Western Dressage? We're happy to help you explore the many exciting equestrian disciplines available! All instructors are licensed in Massachusetts and fully insured.
Melissa began her journey with horses as a seven year old. After riding in a number of youth programs, she returned to the sport after college and began focusing her attention on developing her dressage and eventing skills. Currently she trains regularly with Sibley Hannigan and has ridden with Brittan's Mary Wanless in her "Ride With Your Mind" clinics as well as worked on jumping with Sinead Halpin and Stephie Baer in their respective clinics. Melissa also practices yoga and studies Tai Chi to expand her understanding of balance, core strength and body mechanics. She has been teaching for over fifteen years and enjoys sharing her passion with students and assisting them in reaching their personal goals.
Emily started as a 12 year old student with AMEP. Eight years later she earned her instructor's license and joined the program as its newest coach. Along with mentoring under Melissa, Emily also rides with Sibley Hannigan to develop her understanding of dressage techniques. Emily loves to compete in the Jumpers and has recently begun showing in the dressage ring. She looks forward to assisting other new and developing riders find their passion in the saddle!