Horsemanship has been a constant part of Beverly Burnette's life
Beverly Burnette grew up with dressage and combined training as a core to her horsemanship knowledge. She enjoys helping fellow riders and their horses reach for their maximum potential.
- While attending Averett University, she successfully competed in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association shows and competed on a successful ANARC team as well.
- Nearly 40 years of horsemanship experience accompany Beverly every moment as she works. She has helped new riders and horses on up to Medal and Maclay training levels.
- In addition to all the training she does, Beverly has been judging at local shows since 1980 and continues to do so.
- Practical Horseman magazine prominently featured Beverly in their April 1998 issue, where she discusses her views on riding and training as well as giving us a glimpse into how she works.
- Also that year, Beverly had the pleasure of being named the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association Horsewoman of the year.
- One of her recent activities has been to co-found and act as Executive Director of Equine Solutions, a not for profit organization which uses horses on the ground for the purpose of improving mental health and quality of life issues for all people using the EAGALA Model.
recent shows & around the farm
Beverly has had a wealth of experience and training that makes her extremely qualified to help others become better riders and develop closer relationships with their horses. Her educational qualifications include:
- BS in Physical Education/Horsemanship from Averett University, 1978
- British Horse Society’s Assistant Instructor’s Certification from the United Kingdom, 1978
- Level 1 Certification from Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, 2003-present
Beverly has ridden and trained many winning show horses such as: Protocol, The News, Patterdale, Harvard Yard, Who's on First, Wintara Ring, Melmac, Chocolate, Choo Choo Charlie, Millpond's Iceman, Lola, Perfect Rainbow, Oden.
Beverly has also worked with many accomplished riders in the course of her career, such as:
- Serving as ground person and road manager for Danny Robertshaw; a nationally ranked hunter rider
- Trained Mardie Faucette and Protocol to Reserve Champion at Madison Square Garden, and Devon in the Large Junior Hunter Division and Amateur Owner Division, respectively, after having started Mardie in the Short Stirrup Hunter Division (1981-1989)
- Trained Alex Mayes to the Reserve Small Pony Championship at Devon (2001) having started Alex as a beginner rider
Attended clinics with George Morris, Scott Hofstetter, Rodney Jenkins, Don Stewart, Buck Brannaman, Greg Eliel, Ann Kursinski and Jeffrey Welles.
Ridden in clinics with Buddy Brown, Michael Page, Scott Hofstetter, Lockie Richards, Kaye Normant and Nancy Lindroth