Owner/Head Trainer & Professional Rider
Growing up in New England, Rebecca rode under the guidance of many top trainers including Julie Chandler, Cyndy Van Dermeer, Kathy Fletcher, Abbi Ferrigno, Skip Billingham, and Tom Hern in the stages of her junior career.
After her junior days, Rebecca went to Lyndon State College where she graduated with a degree in Recreation Management and a minor in marketing. During her college years, Rebecca managed a rehab and sales barn in Vermont. Here, Rebecca found her attention to detail and drive to do horses as her career. During her college summer months, Rebecca worked for Jimmy and Ellen Toon; this is where Rebecca found her passion for teaching, sales, and management.
Since becoming a professional in 2017, Rebecca has coached numerous riders to great success in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation rings. Rebecca has trained students to achievements such as: Maclay Regionals, NE Finals, Junior Hunter Finals, MHC Finals, ribbons at Lake Placid, WEF, Vermont, and more. Rebecca has also shown a great passion for sales and leasing, leasing/selling a plethora of horses each year.
Today, Rebecca is an active competing professional. Be it showing a client’s horse, a sale horse, or her personal horse. Rebecca is eager to further her career, setting and achieving goals in all aspects. Doing that, Rebecca works closely with Kim and Caroline Perlman as well as Abby Greer to further educate herself as a rider and trainer.
“Be a pineapple; stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.”
Growing up riding under Frank Basset, Mj has a strong background in horsemanship and the fundamentals of riding. While attending Worcester State, MJ furthered her riding into the competitive side through IHSA.
MJ competes in the jumper ring with her horse Oliver!