And so it began...
My name is Meagan Greygor. I began taking horseback riding lessons at age 10, and grew up riding and showing hunter/jumpers in western Pennsylvania. There was a short spell when my adolescent self thought the hunters were boring, and I tried my hand at dressage, eventing, even barrel racing & team penning. But I always came back to the hunter ring...
I studied Equine Science at Otterbein College in Ohio, and was fortunate enough to work for several talented professional riders who were willing to share their expertise. I began my equine career as a show groom, moved up to barn manager, and always took every opportunity to improve my riding and closely watch others train. Over the years, I worked under Annette Danehy, Jennifer Nadalin, Harold Chopping, and Bernie Traurig. I got to travel to great horse shows up and down the east coast from Syracuse, New York, to Wellington, Florida, working with horses from pre-green hunters to Grand Prix showjumpers. Some of my favorite experiences have come from bringing along young hunters.
I have always been an advocate of continued learning. I still attend lessons and clinics to better myself as a rider and a teacher. Additionally, I am a certified equine cruelty investigator through the United States Equine Rescue League. I've studied technical large animal emergency rescue and I've earned my certification as an open horse show judge through the North Carolina State Extension.
Over the last several years, I have begun to pass this knowledge down to other riders as a riding instructor. I have truly found my niche in teaching riders of all ages the joy that they can get from working with horses and the nuances of a beautiful partnership with your horse. My lessons focus on building a solid foundation of basic position, and progress into building correct, confident, thoughtful hunter/jumper riders.
Through all of these experiences, I have developed a profound respect for true horsemen, those that know not only how to ride well, but how to care for the horse that takes care of them when they are on their back. Therein lies the core of my philosophy. I pursue perfection in the hunter ring with hard work and time-honored horsemanship, whether on the back of a horse, at my student's side, or at the completion of a beautiful grooming job.