In addition to being one of our BRS Instructors, she is also our Assistant Barn Manager. Life long equestrian and talented Artist, she has an extensive background in Dressage and a love for Eventing. She has been employed at a number of wonderful farms, gaining a wealth of experience. She is an exceptional horse trainer who successfully and thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students. She is hard working, compassionate, kind and passionate about her profession.
Long time equestrian with strong background in Dressage, show management, volunteer programs, horse leasing/ownership and stable management. She is also the lead nursery school educator at the very successful SPUMC Nursery school and is a wonderfully dedicated mother and good good friend. She is exceptionally organized and creative. She provides as sense of calmness to those around her.
BRS Owned Horses
Blast from our Pre-Covid Past (2011-2020) ---> Former BRS Instructors
Highly experienced upper level hunter/jumper competitor (focusing mainly on Jumpers) . Horse owner and current lease person for Brim. She has years of valuable horse experience in and out of the saddle. She is very knowledgeable and skilled. She’s a huge animal lover and has an amazing sense of humor and joyfulness about her. She is hard working and passionate. She is forward thinking, confident and has an amazing attention to detail and high standards.
The British Riding School at Kilmarnock Farm
Horses From right to left; Brim (Whitney Anderson/Joanne McCallum), Woody 'Laid to Rest at Kilmarnock Farm (2020)' (Roberts Family/Joanne McCallum), Rocky, Dunkin & Gracie (Joanne McCallum), Buddy (Struass Family/Joanne McCallum).
BRS Riders; Hannah K, Maddie L, Ella, Hannah F Sam S & Brooke U.
Founder & CEO of The B.R.S - Stable Manager & Trainer
Joanne McCallum was born and raised in England, is trained through the British Horse Society. With 30 years of equine experience including; teaching, competition, stud work, racing, backing and training, boarding, and riding school portions of the industry. She has successfully competed at local level British dressage and show jumping competitions and USA One Day Events with her own horses and horses that have been in training with her.
At the age of 16 years Jo took up residence at an agriculture college in the South East of England. It was there that she studied horses and completed her training and certifications through the British Horse Society. She graduated in 2000 with her BHSAI and National Diploma in Horse studies.
Jo worked at one on the four elite agricultural colleges in the UK, providing training and instruction for students of varying abilities towards their British Horse Society exams. Many of these students obtained their BHS Stage 3 and Preliminary teaching certifications.
Once established in Maryland in 2007 she began volunteering at a local premier accredited therapeutic riding center, schooling their horses once a week. An opportunity was presented and Joanne accepted a position as Equine and Facility manager of it's 13 horse herd situated on a picturesque 25 acre farm. She was later promoted to Director of Equine and Facility Management and proudly assisted the center in becoming a B.H.S approved facility.
Jo moved to the USA in 2004, is married and has two children. She continues to thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the horse world especially encouraging young and old alike to push to reach their full potential. She is a highly experienced British Horse Society Registered Instructor and PATH Certified Instructor.
Jo strives to enrich the lives of all who wish to be involved in the horse world. She believes that by educating those that spend time with horses - it will directly effect the horses quality of life in or out of the saddle. Each horse deserves the very best care and training. Everything that Jo applies herself to, is for the benefit of the horses and the safety of their people.