USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist - Triple Certified Equestrian at the highest levels - B.A. in Equine Studies - M.S. in Coaching Education
Samantha is an advocate for all horses,
not just the big fancy warmbloods.
She seeks to bring out the beauty and elegance in any breed by using a systematic training approach with classical Dressage.
Her students develop these skills by focusing on an independent
seat, leg, and hand.
What people are saying...
"Sam is a wonderful riding instructor and trainer. I came back to riding after a long hiatus and Sam made me fall in love with dressage all over again. Her ability to tune into each student and personalize every lesson is a testament to her amazing eye and caring approach."
Getting Her Start
At age eight in Douglasville, Pennsylvania, Samantha trained her way to working student by age thirteen for Grand Prix jumper rider, Christine Hunt and top show jumping trainer, Joe Plemmons. There she learned about the care, grooming and management of top quality international show horses.
Meredith Manor International Equestrian College
In 2005, Samantha was accepted to Meredith Manor International Equestrian College in Waverly, West Virginia. She graduated with high honors in March 2007 with certifications in Equine Training, Riding Instruction, and Equine Sports Massage Therapy each at the highest level.
Working Student for FEI Rider, Pam Grace
Upon graduation, she became a working student for FEI rider Pam Grace in Katy, TX and later the private Dressage Trainer and Instructor for the family at HorseGate Ranch in Hempstead, TX.
Bachelors in Equine Studies & Awarded Outstanding Instructor
In November 2007, Samantha returned to Meredith Manor but this time as a member of staff. She furthered her own training with the school's top instructors Faith Fennimore Meredith and Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett and started competing at the rated level. Over the following six years, Samantha developed her own style as an instructor and was awarded Outstanding Instructor several times. Samantha also completed her B.A. in Equine Studies from West Virginia University in Parkersburg, WV.
Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel
Towards the end of her time in West Virginia, Samantha began to train with top FEI rider/Trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel of First Choice Farm in MD, with whom she continues to ride with today. Recently earning her USDF Silver medal on her self-trained horse, Sir William, the duo now reach for their Gold.
Gallifrey Farm & Masters in Coaching Education
Since 2012 Samantha has taken her passion, education and experience and poured it into her own facility, Gallifrey Farm, where her love of helping horses and riders blooms. Most recently she completed her M.S. in Kinesiology with emphasis in Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.