Tamara Johnston
Aside from being Maplewood's Owner and Manager, Tamara teaches and coaches the Maplewood Show Teams. She utilizes her considerable knowledge from her many years of showing and training with some of the countries top professionals to help educate her students.
Tamara is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council (MHC) for years. She established the successful Maplewood IEA Team in 2005. Where she is also a certified IEA Zone 1 Steward .
Aimee Garb
Aimee has ridden and taught at top hunter/jumper barns and is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to Maplewood. Prior to her professional career, she spent years riding and training on the "A" circuit. Her passion for horsemanship and a correct foundation carries across from lessons to the show ring.
Aimee brings a positive attitude to her lessons and training and is eager to work with each customer and horse to reach their personal goals! 

Kristina LaFrankie
Kristina started showing at a young age and has been riding ever since. The early years spent riding developed her love for showing and her desire to work in this fantastic industry. With her hard work ethic she has helped shape young riders into strong competitors. Kristina has the ability to ride and train a variety of horses. She has successfully shown in the equitation, hunter and jumper rings.
Kristina has the passion and knowledge to successfully bring her students safely along. She wants to help teach her students how to grow and achieve their individual goals. Kristina is looking forward to working with her students, sharing her knowledge, passion, and love of the horses in this sport.

Holly Parker

Holly uses her many years of experience as a riding instructor to help teach riders new to horses how to work safely and progress with their personal goals. She uses her vast background to focus on great basics for the Hunter/Jumper ring, teaching students of all levels.


New riders start off with our beginner lessons, where Holly closely manages and demonstrates how to safely work around a horse or pony. Riders learn the basic skills of leading, grooming, and tacking their horse prior to getting in the saddle. In working on the ground first, the rider feels less nervous about actually getting on as they have already started to form a bond with their horse.

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