Marybeth has been competing and showing horses since the early 1970's. She has a background in hunters, jumpers, equitation, eventing and dressage. She competed her own horse to Reserve Champion Illinois Jumper of the Year in 1974. After graduating from Sweet Briar College, she attended The George Washington University and graduated with an MBA. Since moving to New Mexico, she has competed regularly in Dressage shows and Horse Trials in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. She is a dressage instructor and rider.
Marybeth teaches riders of all levels. She works with children as well as adults. As well as riding and competing horses for owners, Marybeth teaches riders and coaches them at shows if that is their goal. Showing can be local schooling shows or out-of-town dressage or horse trials.
Picture at right is a student on school horse "maggie".
Marybeth has graduated with distinction from the USDF L Program making her qualified to judge schooling shows. She has judged many shows in the region including those in Albuquerque, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. She continues to update her knowledge of the sport by attending continuing education seminars for judges as well as volunteering to scribe at dressage shows. She has attended the USDF Convention in 2016, L Continuing Education Biomechanics Seminar in Denver in 2019, and managed a USDF L Program in 2015. In addition, she has earned her USDF Bronze & Silver Medals.
Picture at left is a young student riding a school horse, "Paloma", showing in a local schoooling show.