Mary Ann Couric   
General Manager; Jr./Young Rider Coordinator
Mary Ann has been riding since a child. She hails from Rhode Island, where she rode and
taught show jumping, hunt seat equitation, hunt seat over fences, pleasure horse, and
Dressage. Mary Ann started and coached for 4 years a children's show team that campaigned
in Rhode Island. She is a winner of 38 combined State and New England Championships and
14 Reserve Championships. She has also instructed students in equine training and equine
showmanship. In the Philippines, she provided formal training in Dressage and hunt seat over
fences before coming to Reddemeade in 1992. Since coming to Reddemeade, Mary Ann has
campaigned several EquiShare horses at First and Second Level. She coordinates the
Junior/Young Riders Dressage Teams.

Jessica Schaberg     
USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist; USEA Certified Instructor Level 1-T; Outreach
Jessica is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Findlay, with degrees in
Equestrian Studies, Equine Business Management, and Small Business/Entrepreneurship. She
has also been a working student for Olympic eventer Phyllis Dawson. She has evented through
Training, including a Classic 3-day Event with her mare, Seattles Rugged Star, and is currently
competing Calm in the Storm and Constant Supervision at Novice & Training levels. She also is
currently competing Delta Tango, her Thoroughbred gelding, at PSG dressage.

Michala Nathlar
Stable Manager, Feed & Office Staff Coordinator; Summer Camp Director; Eventing,
JEL, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage Teams Coach
Michala started riding at Reddemeade summer of 2006 and a few years later she took over the
working student program and feed program.  Shorty after that she began teaching beginner
through advanced lessons as well as coaching the eventing and dressage teams and
eventually the hunter jumper and JEL teams as well. She currently competes her horse, Colby,
at Training Level eventing and 2nd level dressage. Besides her management responsiblities,  
teaching, and training horses, Michala is currently working on obtaining her vet tech degree.  

Peggy Sweitzer
Equishare Liason   
Peggy began her riding career in January of 2002 at Reddemeade. She immediately joined the
Horsemasters-in-Training program and currently has special responsibility for the care of our
retired and laid up horses. Peggy is a graduate of Reddemeade's Instructors Training Program
and began teaching lessons in the fall of 2008.

Nancy Schechtman    
Nancy has been riding since 1989 and teaching horseback riding at Reddemeade since 1999.
She has experience in Hunters, Dressage and Eventing. In addition to teaching and competing,
she also enjoys fox chasing with some of the local hunt clubs and riding sidesaddle. She has
even hunted and evented aside! She continues to compete her off the track thoroughbred
gelding, Manzotti Law (Vanya) as well as working with her new horse, Denny.

Katie Martin (Kitty)
USDF Bronze Medalist, Coach: Hunter Jumper Team
Kitty has been with Reddemeade since 2000. Having tried a bit of everything, she settled into
dressage and hunt seat equitation. She is one of the coaches of the Hunter Jumper Team.
Having competed hunters throughout high school and college, she now competes her pony,
Dixon (a former Reddemeade school horse) in recognized dressage. She is currently in college
and majoring in Psychology


Ingrid Ivins
Ingrid Ivins grew up with horses in Potomac, MD and spent summers as a teenager working as
a trail guide at a dude ranch in Washington State. After a break from horses (college, grad
school, kids, etc) she started riding at Reddemeade in 2005. She soon started working around
the barn as a Working Student, Feeder, Office Staff and graduated from Reddemeade’s
Instructor Training program in 2010. Ingrid and her daughter show their TB/Welsh Pony  “Tiger
Lily” in Dressage and Eventing.

Elizabeth (Liz) Espinosa
CHA Certified Instructor
Liz began riding in 1992 and took lessons in hunter/jumpers for many years before switching
over to eventing when she came to Reddemeade. Liz taught riding lessons at summer camp
through college before joining the Air Force and continued to ride while in the service. After
moving to DC for work in 2014 Liz began riding and teaching at Reddemeade and hopes to add
a horse to her family in the next few years.

Laurie Nesbitt
USDF Bronze Medalist, Working Student Coordinator, Party and Event Planner
Certified Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor

Laurie began her riding career at Reddemeade in 2004 at the age of 8. In May of 2018 she  
graduated from the University of Maryland in with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is excited
to now be working and teaching full time at Reddemeade. Laurie manages the Working Student
Program and coordinates special events including birthday parties and scouting troops. She
currently competes her horse Versace at Third Level and recently earned her USDF Bronze

Amelia McMahon
Amelia has been riding since the age of 8. In high school, she found Columbia Riding Center
and began taking jumping lessons. In 2006, she started working at Meadowbrook Stables as an
assistant instructor, and then moved up to instructor and assistant barn manager in 2008. By
2009, she became the Director of the mini camp program there. In 2016, she decided she
wanted to find a new barn to further her education and experiences with riding, so she joined
the Reddemeade family.

Convenient to:

Sandy Spring

and more!

"I am always so
impressed at
how well run your
barn is and how
awesome your
staff is..."
R. R.
All Reddemeade Instructors are graduates of the Reddemeade Instructor Training School,
conducted to British Horse Society standards.