Robinson Equestrian LLC
Established in 2014, Robinson Equestrian LLC is a full care boarding and training facility. In August 2015 we moved to Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena in Dillsburg, PA. The facility is currently undergoing renovations, but boasts four outdoor arenas and two indoor arenas!
Robinson Equestrian LLC offers full care boarding and weekly riding lessons as well as consignment, training rides, and lay up care. See our boarding or lessons page or contact us for more details and prices. We would love for you to join our multi-disciplinary family of riders!
Prior to opening Robinson Equestrian LLC, Kelsey was a working student under Pam Tanner (natural horsemanship/western dressage), trained under various trainers including Megghan Watts (hunter/jumper/equitation), competed on the rated circuit in both hunters and jumpers, and was the head trainer at Day Star Farm (Connemara breeding) in Leesburg, VA. In addition to her experience with horses, Kelsey is a mother of two and a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Biology and a certification to teach Secondary Education. Drawing from her classroom experience, Kelsey breaks her training down into clear, simple steps in order for both horse and rider to better understand the task at hand. Kelsey also has a great interest in rider fitness and has published research on rider heart rate. Kelsey continues to further her education by being well read and participating in clinics.
Kelsey specializes in training horses and riders for the hunter/jumper ring as well as pleasure and trail riding in western tack. Kelsey's training focuses on relationship building between horse and rider, as well as teaching her students to be smart and safe when they are around horses. Working from the ground up, her students and horses build confidence that will carry them in any direction they wish to go.
From the very beginning Megan has always been drawn to horses. As she volunteered with her local therapeutic riding program (Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped) she became attached to the equestrian lifestyle. She followed her passion all the way to Wilson College, where she attained a bachelor’s degree in Equine Studies and Equine Facilitated Therapeutics and a current CPR and First Aid certification. During her time at Wilson College, Megan was versatile and learned by absorbing as much as possible between hands-on classes, joining riding teams (including: Hunt Seat, Drill Team, and Dressage), and taking lessons and leasing off campus. She also developed an extensive background with disabilities and conducting therapeutic lessons.
After graduating from Wilson, Megan continued to do what she loves. She started at Hooves and Paws Stable where she instructed many camps, weekly lessons, and started a Drill Team. Then she continued on as the Head Instructor at TNC Equine Center. She was solely in charge of weekly lessons and camp. Many of her students have grown attached to her style of teaching and plan to continue with her as she continues to grow as an instructor at Robinson Equestrian.
Through all of her experiences Megan has formed a unique teaching method that revolves around the relationship and trusting bond between horse and rider. It is through patience and understanding, that every rider is able to enjoy safe and effective lessons. Each lesson involves individualized lesson plans with small achievable goals that will lead to building confidence and reaching the rider’s ultimate goal. In addition Megan has a strong belief in teaching the rider, not the task. Talking a rider through an exercise is typical, but finding a connection with the rider and how they best learn is the key to success.