Emily comes to us from California with a BA and MA focusing on Human Rights in International Development. After substitute teaching, she decided to make a career change to pursue working with children and horses. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and over 8 years of riding experience. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with her husband and their dogs.
Paige Dunn ~ Instructor/Trainer
Paige Dunn started riding at the age of 7 and began working at the Barrie School and Camp when she was 14, under the guidance of Robin Wyman.
After earning her B.S. in Equine Management from Wilson College she took over the riding program at Barrie School. She ran the riding program at Barrie for 15 years as well as coaching their equitation team to numerous championships in the Interschool Horse Show Series.
Paige then moved on to coach, teach and manage the school horses at Oatland Stables for the next 6 years. She co-coached the Oatland equitation team as well as the Good Counsel equestrian team in the I.E.A. show series.
Paige then took a break from the equine world and managed a dog daycare and boarding facility in Westminster Maryland. During the pandemic, she chose to be a stay-at-home mother to her 14-year-old daughter. Now that her daughter, Sydney, has begun 9th grade at Damascus High School Paige has decided to return to the horse world and serendipity has landed her here at the Butler Equestrian program (Sept. 2021).
Erin Sweeny ~ Instructor/Trainer
Erin is a USDF certified instructor and USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist. She enjoys instructing riders of all ages and levels and offers a unique approach to teaching riders and horses.
She cultivates correct riding basics for all disciplines and a safe and light-hearted learning environment. In every lesson, she stresses safety on and around horses and lifelong horsemanship skills.
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