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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 .
Rebecca Zimble

Rebecca grew up in New England competing locally and nationally on the “A” and “AA” show circuit. As a junior rider Rebecca rode under the guidance of top professionals in the industry such as Julie Chandler Kelly, Cyndy Van Der Meer, Abbi Ferigno, Tom Hern Jr, and Kathy Fletcher.

Rebecca brings many years of experience in all rings. As a junior rider she showed in the pony hunters, junior hunters, derbies, jumpers and big equitation. Winning numerous awards and championships at top shows such as Lake Placid, Saratoga, HITS, Devon, Vermont, MHC Finals, Pony Finals and the Marshall& Sterling Finals. With her knowledge and attention to detail, Rebecca can help you achieve your horse show goals. Rebecca is known for her hard work and dedication to this sport. At the 2016 New England Finals as she was awarded The Younger Adult Sportsmanship Award.

Rebecca also brings a strong background of stable management and equine sales to Maplewood. She found her passion for teaching while at JT Farm, under the guidance of Jimmy Toon. She is a strong believer in making sure her clients aren’t just good riders but have great sportsmanship and horsemanship skills.

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.