Meet our newest METS staff member:
Assessment Specialist, Jo McCallum
Hello there METS friends, Jo McCallum here!
I am beyond happy to have stepped into the position of Assessment Specialist for this magnificent organization. My role is to meet all of the METS horses in-person, liaise with current & potential owners, gathering all information needed to find them a perfect forever home.
I was born and raised in England & trained through the British Horse Society, taking up residence at an agricultural college in SE England at age 16, to become a qualified professional Instructor and Stable Manager.
I later had the pleasure of working as an Instructor and Tutor at one of four elite agricultural colleges in the UK, and then as the Equine and Facility Director at a large MD based therapeutic riding center.
I’ve been blessed with 30 years of equine experience including; coaching, competition (dressage, SJ & eventing), stud work, racing, backing & training, boarding, therapeutic riding, summer camp and riding school portions of the industry.
In 2011 I established one of my life long goals; The British Riding School, based at Kilmarnock Farm in Millersville MD. Pre Covid, The BRS was a bustling & successful, high quality riding school & education center.
I choose to restructure to ensure the survival of the business, and now operate as a boarding and lease only farm. I serve as Trainer for boarders, lease riders and their horses.
I strive to enrich the lives of all who wish to be involved in the horse world. I believe that by educating those that spend time with horses – it will directly effect the horses quality of life in and out of the saddle. Each horse deserves the very best care and training. Everything that I apply myself to, is for the complete benefit of the horse and the safety and success of their people.
METS is a perfect way to be a part of the Maryland horse industry and to serve it’s horses and horse people in such a meaningful and practical way. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to assist our community in such a way.
Volunteer Roll Call!
We are back to doing in-person assessments! And are looking for volunteers to assist our new Assessment Specialist. Are you interested in helping? Or currently already on our volunteer list? Send us an email for us to add you to our volunteer list or to confirm you would still to remain as a volunteer! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Always Meggie (“Meggie)” is a 1998, 16hh Thoroughbred mare looking for her next home. She earned almost $30,000 on the track before retiring to her current home. She’s quite well behaved on the ground, but she’s green under saddle, having never had consistent training after her race days. Meggie is sound, barefoot, and up to date on all vaccines (Coggins will be obtained before she’s moved). She’s best suited for an advanced rider/trainer, or someone working closely with the same. She’s currently turned out 24/7 with a mare, though she has been out with geldings in the past with no issues. She is quite dominant in the herd. If you’re looking for a training project, Meggie might be your girl!
Interested in Meggie? Let us know!
Morning Glory, a 1999, 15hh Appaloosa mare, is looking for a new home! While she is well behaved on the ground, Morning Glory is green under saddle. Because of this, she’s best suited for an advanced rider/trainer, or someone working closely with the same. Morning Glory has no health issues, is sound and barefoot, and is up to date on vaccines (Coggins will be obtained before she moves). Morning Glory is currently turned out 24/7 with a gelding, and she’s generally submissive in the field. This sweet, middle-aged mare is looking for a home that will be patient and understanding with her, teaching her how to be a good equine citizen under saddle. She’s got unlimited potential!
Interested in Morning Glory? Let us know!
Are you looking for your next equine partner? Check out all our available horses in the link above and inquire for more info. We could be posting about your success story next!