Karen McNamer

Karen McNamer at Meredith Manor, an Equine College

Hi, I'm Karen McNamer from Monticello, Illinois. I am 35 years old, I have two children and three horses. When I was 32, I decided on a career change. I've always loved horses and wanted a job where I could be at home and be able to work around the children's schedules. I decided to employ the horses I already have and, with some education, give riding lessons for my source of income. So, with lots of support, my crew and I went off to school.

So here I am at Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, a full time student. I will be graduating in May with a Riding Master VI, Training VI, and Teaching VI. I've also taken extra classes in Business Management and Breeding Management. To date I have received my Teaching Certificate, three Perfect Attendance Awards, three President's Awards, and three Honor Roll Awards.

When I graduate, I plan on opening my riding facility in Monticello, Illinois, so if you are in the area or passing through, look me up. I'll be in the phone book come June, 1998.


Meredith Manor completely changed my life. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for the instructors, teachers, and horses at MM. They gave me the skills and the knowledge to be a confident rider and trainer out in the horse industry and I'm excelling on my own with the tools they have given me.
Samantha Capoferri: 2007 Riding Master VI Graduate