Our Team

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Emma Milford
Instructor

Starting with a strong background in hunt seat equitation, Emma has helped many riders reach their personal goals both in and out of the show ring. She has extensive experience in everything from show management, coaching teams, and summer riding camps. She's most passionate about bringing along new riders and ensuring that they have the tools to be thoughtful and knowledgeable horse people.

Emma believes confidence is key and is excited to help every Maplewood rider build a strong relationship with their horse!

Holly Parker
Instructor

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.

Aimee Garb
Instructor/Trainer
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!

Tamara Johnston
Owner/Manager/Instructor
As well as being Maplewood's Owner and Manager, Tamara teaches and coaches the Maplewood show, IEA and IHSA 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. Established the successful Maplewood IEA Team in 2005. Where she is also a certified IEA Zone 1 Steward.  
Sophie Johnston
Digital Marketing Coordinator 

Sophie is a recent college graduate from Johnson & Wales University where she was on the IHSA team and majored in marketing. She is in charge of all of our social media and marketing efforts. 

 

Natella Johnston
Finance Manager & Office Manager
 

Natella graduated from Brown University in 2013 and has been with Maplewood since. She manages all financial aspects of the business and can often be found in the office, or reached via email for billing and scheduling inquiries. 

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