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Emma Callanan jumping her gray gelding Futuro over a brick wall at a horse show.

MEET EMMA CALLANAN

Emma is an accomplished rider and horse trainer with extensive knowledge from her experience in the show ring, barn management, catch riding, and development of young horses. Emma is passionate about creating a positive and effective training environment for both horse and rider. Emma is more than just a trainer; she is a trusted partner for you and your horse. 

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 EMMA'S EXPERIENCE
U.S.A Representative on multiple Junior and Young Rider Teams
Experienced Manager for Top Show Barns
FEI Experience (grooming and riding)
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Extensive Veterinary Knowledge (mainly equine)
Experience in Property and Employee Management
Semi-Fluent Ability to Speak/Read/Write/Understand Spanish

JUNIOR EXPERIENCE: 
Developing Young Horses 2013 to Present
Coming from a horse family background, developing young horses started for me at a very young age. A majority of the horses in the barn were from the age range of 5 to 7 years old. Most coming from Europe. If they were older, most had past bad experiences or habits that needed fixing. Along side help from my mother and trainer, Dana Hart-Callanan, we have produced multiple top ponies, hunter, equitation, and jumper horses over the years. Learning to develop these horses has given me a lot of flatwork experience, as well as show ring experience. From creating safe and easy Low Adult horses for our clients, to Big Equitation Finals winners, bringing young horses in the show rings for their first time in America is an amazing experience.
 

Catch Riding 2013 to Present
My Junior Career was full of catch riding for top barns on the A-AA show circuit. From the Pony Hunters, Big Equitation, and Grand Prix ring, most of my riding consisted of riding for others. Including barns such as Rivers Edge (Scott Stewart and Ken Burkley) Heritage Farm (Patricia Griffith) Findleys Ridge (Val Renihan) Sweet Oak Farm (Shane Sweetnam) Market Street (Anne Kursinski) Burr ASSOC. (Leslie Burr Howard) and multiple others over the years. Catch riding throughout my Junior Career as given me opportunities I had only dreamed about, as well as developing my riding knowledge to another level. Growing up riding multiple different horses weekly has given me the tools in my toolbox to bring out the best in horses that I ride, in and out of the show ring.


Show Experience 2011 to Present
Over the years, I have been very fortunate to be able to compete at some of the top shows in the country. Shows such as Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), WEC (Ocala and Ohio) HITS Horse Shows (Ocala and Saugerties) Lake Placid, Traverse City (GLEF), T-Bird (British Columbia) Kentucky Horse Park, Split Rock Show Jumping, Gulfport Mississipi, Sunshine Tour (Jerez, Spain) and multiple others through the East Coast. I have also competed in all Finals through the ponies, Junior Hunters, Big Equitation, and Jumpers. Including Devon, Capital Challenge, Junior Hunter Finals, Young Riders (NAJYRC), Pennational (Harrisburg), New England
Championships, USET-East Coast, The National Horse Show (Kentucky). Competing at this level is a dream come true, although difficult at times. I have learned how to deal with the pressures; as well, as the hard work it takes. Taking away from these show experiences as a Junior, I have more advice to the younger generation to be able to share; as well as, more knowledge for myself while showing.

WORKING EXPERIENCE: 
Rider/Assistant Trainer From July 2023 to Present
Holly Hill Farm Cape Cod, MA

Rider/Assistant Trainer

Market Street Inc. Frenchtown, NJ From April 2023 to July 2023


Assistant Trainer/Manager/Rider
Brookside Pine Farm, Wellington, FL. From December 2022 to April 2023

 

Rider/Young Horse Developer From May 2022 to February 2023
Tailin Horse Farm, Califon, New Jersey

Working Student From November 2020 to April 2021
Burr and ASSOC., Wellington, Florida

 

Barn Manager/ Rider From May 2019 to Present
Hart Farm, Lebanon, New Jersey

​​Show Rider From December 2018 to March 2019
Sweet Oak Farm, Wellington, Florida


Working Student/Rider From Summer 2018 to Present

Market Street, Frenchtown, New Jersey

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