Cara has trained numerous local and national equitation and hunter champions and has successfully competed on the "A" show circuit up and down the East coast. Her goal as an instructor is to allow everyone to enjoy horses and to ride or to compete at any level. She helps to make individual programs for each and every horse and rider.

Erin McNamara--Instructor, Trainer, IEA Coach

Susan Miller-Head of Riding School, IEA Head Coach

Erin Klemyk McNamara joined the Folly Farm Show Stables staff in May of 2013. After attending Skidmore College, she spent six years teaching 10th grade English and fiction writing at a private school in Hartford before deciding to make the switch to what she really loves to do--helping horses and riders to reach their full potential as athletes and partners. She achieved success in the equitation ring, qualifying for Maclay Regionals (on an OTTB she brought along herself), and as an adult, winning the 2006 CHJA Adult Medal Final and placing 5th in the 2008 23-25 NEEC Adult Final. As a professional, Erin has helped bring along young horses and sale horses showing them on the Vermont and Florida circuits. Her students have won the 2011 CHJA Children's Medal Final and the 2011 HITS Non-Pro Hunter Division at Marshall & Sterling Finals.

Sue has been an integral member of the Folly Farm Show Stables instructor staff and the Director of the Riding School since 1996. Sue has been professionally teaching students since 1983 at summer camps, private schools, a college program, and in lesson programs. While working as a riding instructor, she attended Smith College and received her MS in Exercise and Sport Studies in 1993. Over her years of instructing, Sue has taught hundreds of children and adults how to ride and to become successful horsepersons.  Sue has coached the Folly Farm IEA team to multiple National Finals and National Titles.

Cara Chapel--Head Riding Instructor

The Folly Farm Instructors