Joanne McCallum was born and raised in England, is trained through the British Horse Society. With over 20 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 manger of its 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 a daughter and son. 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 stives to enrich the lives of all who wish to be involved in the horse world.
The British Riding School at Kilmarnock Farm
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