Erin moved the Eastern Shore in 1999 from Annapolis, to attend Salisbury University for her undergrad. She started riding Hunter/Jumpers at the age of 11 and moved to dressage during college. Erin has been a Peninsula Dressage Member and showing since 2011. She has an up and coming 5-year old Hanoverian Mare she bred and plans to start showing her locally this year. She also plans to start working on achieving her Bronze Medal on a Dutch Warmblood. Erin owns Bit of Luck Equine and has made a career as a Professional Saddle/Bridle Fitter, and Equine Sports Massage Therapist servicing Maryland and Delaware. www.bitofluckequine.com
Rachel is a small animal veterinarian that has lived on the eastern shore for the past 10 years. She rode hunters and equitation most of her life, serving as the Captain of the University of Maryland Equestrian Team during her time there. After taking a break from riding for veterinary school, Rachel got back into horses in 2012 and became a dressage convert over the last 7 years.
Her daughter, Hazel, has recently started competing at Intro Level and looks forward to attending all the Peninsula show this year. In addition to attending local shows wither her daughter, Rachel will be attempting to pursue her USDF bronze medal this year with her fabulous Morgan mare.
Rachel lives in Salisbury with her husband, daughter, and crew of smushy-faced dogs. Peppa the barn pug can often be spotted with Rachel, Hazel, and their horses.
Practices natural horsemanship, primarily Parelli, and enjoys playing with her new baby, Pallas Athene who will be 3 in June. Looking forward to riding regularly by the end of the summer. Horses have been a big part of Shawn’s daily life for more than 50 years and natural horsemanship informs her teaching sociology at Salisbury University. Shawn serves as Treasurer for Peninsula Dressage and co-manages the September schooling show.
I have been a travel agent at AAA Mid Atlantic in Salisbury MD for over 25 years and can assist with anyone's travel needs.
I started riding my Appaloosa mare Moonlight Magic in 2001 we tried some trail and other small classes at the CESHS shows. Shortly after I began taking dressage lessons from Jenny Mlyniec and riding in the Peninsula Dressage Schooling shows. We even went to the PVDA Chapter Challenge on several occasions at Training level. When Moonlight was no longer rideable due to Cushings, respiratory distress and laminitis I rode her now grown colt (Cheveyo Cody) who belongs to my friend Theresa. I lost Moonlight in August of 2015. Most recently, I am riding Jen Pino's draft cross horse Gulliver with whom I have finally experienced riding at 1st Level. I love attending clinics but do miss showing- our last show was June of 2017. I try to help with scoring at just about every show if I am not riding. I own 3 cats and a female Nubian goat. I purchased my new OTTB, Max, at the beginning of the pandemic.