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, Head Groom & Trainer
Naomi first starting working for MDT in 2021. With a passion for rescues, grooming, and show jumping Naomi proves to be an invaluable asset to team MDT. Naomi has taken her rescue Skip from square one to wins at some of the biggest horse shows in the country, including Thermal. When Naomi is not grooming she can be found riding and teaching. Naomi is also the ideal beach ride buddy.
Madelyn Wylder, Trainer
Madelyn Wylder (she/her) was born and raised in California, where she rode a horse for the first time at age 4 tagging along to lessons with her older sister. The love was immediate.
Madelyn began showing with her high school's Interscholastic Equestrian Association team, where she earned a national champion title for equitation over fences in her freshman year. While away at college, working towards earning her bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, she took her experience from showing on the A-Circuit and training young horses and began teaching beginner and intermediate lessons.
Postgrad, she spent 5 years working in tech, which brought her to seek riding again to spend more time outside. With a strong show background and interest in education, Madelyn excitedly shares her passion for horses with riders of all levels.