Currently there are three Resident Trainers at Burlington Farm. They offer a variety of services including riding lessons, horse training, horse sales, horse show coaching and horse trailering.
Resident Trainers are not employees of Burlington Farm - they are independent contractors. Each trainer has his/her own rates that are charged for services. All Resident Trainers are fully insured with $1,000,000.00 of Liability Insurance.
Lesson appointments and training arrangements/sessions should be made directly with the trainer and do not have to go through the Burlington Farm office.
Andrea Greco completed her early training and British Horse Society qualifications in England and Hong Kong. She has coached students and trained ex-racehorses to Third Level Dressage, Intermediate Three-Day Eventing and 4'3" Show Jumping. Andrea has also ridden, coached and judged at FEI shows in Asia, Australia and England.
Beth has over 30 years of experience with horses. She started riding at age 13 and knew almost immediately that teaching and training was what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Not letting her dream slip away, Beth went into business for herself soon after graduating high school. Up until early 2016, Beth owned and operated Coltie's Place in Farmingdale, NJ. She has now moved her entire horse teaching/training operation to Burlington Farm.
Beth's program consists of teaching her students how to properly care for a horse, as well as the level of responsibility that there is while being with horses. Beth's specialty is taking beginners from the ground up and turning them into confident, polished riders. Beth also provides horse leasing and horse showing opportunities for her clients.
Growing up in Monmouth County, Caitlynn was fortunate to be surrounded by horses and always knew she wanted a career in the equine industry. Having learned to ride at a young age, she volunteered around the barn, worked her way up to running summer camps, grooming for professionals, and eventually management positions at barns in Colts Neck and Howell. Two years ago she established the Equestrian Experience and created her own lesson program.
She whole heartedly enjoys teaching - instructing all levels of student, from those getting on a horse for the first time, to those who are advanced and showing. Her students range in age from year olds to seniors! In collaboration with them, she sets goals, works in lessons towards accomplishing them, and celebrates their successes. There is also a focus on equine education, both in lessons and workshops she runs, to turn out well rounded equestrians.
Caitlynn has been successful in the show ring, and holds a degree from Monmouth University as well as instructor certificates from Centenary College. Her move to Burlington Farm in Freehold coincides with The Equestrian Experience’s formation of an "Upper Grade" IEA Team (Interscholastic Equestrian Association), giving riders in high school, who may not have their own horses, an introduction to showing without the costs of going to larger shows.
Bob Meli is the General Manager of Burlington Farm and has been in this position since the farm began operations in 2006. Bob has had careers in banking (Vice President In Charge of Training and Management Development at The Bank of New York) and in the computer software development field (Founder and CEO of Interactive Learning Systems, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut).
Over the past twenty years, Bob has managed Hunter/Jumper and Dressage show barns in New York, Georgia, Colorado, Florida and New Jersey. Prior to joining the Burlington Farm Team, he was the General Manager of Los Alamos Dressage Center for over three years.