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Meg Dunne, Head Trainer
Originally from the East Coast, Meg grew up under top trainers including 4 star event rider Nancy Guyotte. Always on the search for another ride Meg competed in high school IEA. As a college student at Drew University, Meg trained most notably under Osvaldo Ornia Pacher of Palermo Show Stables primarily riding imported Argentinian Warmbloods for the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings. Meg also served as a rider for the Drew University Division 1 IHSA Team, piloting different horses to multiple equitation wins.
After moving to the West Coast in 2013 Meg was able to further develop her love for troubled horses and hard cases. Meg has successfully repurposed a variety of horses into fruitful carriers, including ex race horses, "Premarin Foals," and wayward warmbloods. Since moving to the West Coast Meg has taken horses deemed "worthless" from ground zero to Grand Prix level.
When Meg is not riding or showing, she fills her days with teaching. Meg has a keen eye for detail, which she pairs with a gentle but firm demeanor and a good sense of humor.
"We have been using Meg Dunne as our family trainer for approximately 3 years. We have never been happier! Meg is not only a highly skilled and accomplished rider, but her teaching skills are far superior to anyone I've come into contact with. She is dedicated, patient, calm, and very accommodating to all--regardless of rider experience. Her passion for teaching and love of horses is obvious the moment you walk into her arena. If you have the opportunity to work with Meghan, RUN to her barn! You will not be disappointed."
Jennifer O'Dell Sample
Naomi Gaurd, Trainer
Hailing from Tillamook, Naomi spent much of her childhood riding on the beach. With a passion for rescues Naomi has taken her rescue horse Skip, to podium finishes at some of the top venues in the country. Naomi pairs her love of competition with a passion for horsemanship. Naomi is an excellent roll model MDT's young riders. When Naomi is not competing, coaching or grooming she can be seen following after any and all horse show dogs. (Which we obviously encourage)
Britta Larsen, Trainer
A former Pony Clubber, Britta has fox hunted, evented and ridden extensively on the A- circuit. Mentored by Diane Carney, Valerie Renihan, Russell Frey, Britta brings her background in high level hunters into her lessons at MDT.
“I think my strengths lie in teaching children and adults. I continuously study biomechanics and equitation and I try to find new ways to help my students achieve their goal. I have a knack for knowing what a rider can handle and I can read the room well since I have been around horses for decades.”
Britta is also Mom to young rider Lilly, bringing the perspective of a parent to MDT’s string of trainers. Britta also has an impressive breading line of welsh ponies, who are competitive and adorable.
Kendra Uhl, Trainer
Through a series of happenstance Kendra found her way to MDT. Originally a working student, Kendra quickly climbed the ranks to assistant trainer. Kendra brings her passion for horses and enthusiasm for knowledge to the stable. When not in the barn, Kendra is up in the air indulging her love of aviation.
Kate Dunne, Best Girl
Kate spent two years in Indiana training for Diabetic Scent Detection before finding her way to Meg and MDT. When Kate is not alerting to Meg's blood sugar, she enjoys swimming and belly rubs.