Beth brings 25 years of hunt seat experience to the Bethany program. She has qualified for and competed in numerous national shows during her career, including the Capital Challenge Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Zone 3 Finals, and the Washington International Horse Show.
In addition to her duties at Bethany, which include coaching and being an adjunct instructor in the school’s Biology department, Johnson is also an assistant trainer at the McCormick Stables in Wheeling, W.Va. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from West Liberty in 2005, and outside of equestrian, she is the manager of Global Events Division for Scholastic Sports Marketing, LLC, also based out of Wheeling.
Amanda is quite familiar with the Dressage program, as she was a member of the team during her college career at Bethany, where she graduated from in 2014 with a degree in Equine Business Management. By the time of her graduation, she had risen to First Level with the program.
Amanda is ARIA Level 2 Management Certified and is currently working on her second level scores at recognized shows to work towards earning her bronze medal through the USDF. She has built up 10 years of experience working in Pennsylvania, Ohio and now West Virginia. Most recently, Amanda, who will also be an adjunct instructor in Bethany’s Biology/Equestrian program, has worked at Oglebay Stables for over a year, with her responsibilities including facility maintenance and horse care.
Carrie brings over 15 years of experience in western riding, equine management and horse care to our program. In addition to teaching at Bethany, Carrie owns and operates a 24 stall boarding facility in Adena, Ohio, where she teaches western riding and basic horsemanship to her students. Carrie's students have shown and placed at all levels ranging from local 4-H shows to the All American Youth Show and The All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Carrie is also a member of the Arabian Horse Association, as well as the AERC, in which she placed top ten in her first limited distance endurance ride.