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LOUISE MERYMAN

Louise Meryman has been eventing since 1976, first competing at the Advanced level in 1980. Louise's wide variety of experience, combined with her determination to give back to the sport of eventing add up to a dedication that is found only among top Eventing professionals.

Highlights of her competitive career include:

  • Long-listed for the 1986 Pan American Games and the 1988 Olympic Team
  • Short listed for the World Championships team
  • Short listed for the 1996 Olympic Team
  • Several successful appearances at the Rolex Kentucky CCI***, finishing 6th in 1986, 14th in 1992, 5th in 1993, 6th in 1995 and 4th in 1996.
  • Regular appearances at CCI* and CCI** level, including finishing 1st in the 1993 CCI** to win the U.S. OI Championships, and most recently earning 4th place at the Radnor CCI** in 2001.

She has represented the United States on teams and as an individual in international competitions, including:

  • Selected to compete at Burghley CCI in 1986
  • 6th place in 1989 at Luhmuhlen, Germany CCI*** (and a member of the winning U.S.Team)
  • 14th in the CCI*** in Boekelo, Holland (USET was 4th in Team competition) in 1991
  • 2nd in the Advanced Scottish Championships at Thirleston Castle in 1993
  • Was a member of the 1st place team at the Burghley, England CCI**** in 1993

In addition to competing at the International level, Louise headed up the USET Active Riders Committee from 1990 to 1994.

Having run eventing programs at several different facilities in the eastern New York/western Connecticut area, Louise finally established her own Treeline farm in 1992.

While competing and coaching her private clients, Louise has also been active in the USEA Young Riders program, coaching as many as 50 Young Riders over the years, including the individual and team gold- and silver-medal winning Area 7 Young Riders in the North American Young Riders FEI Championships for 1998, 1999 and 2000. Three of her students have gone on to ride at the international level, successfully representing the U.S. and Bermuda in team competition. She also coached the Bermudian team at the 1990 World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

Acutely aware of the financial stresses presented by a serious competitive Eventing campaign, Louise founded the American Horse Trials Foundation 1987 www.ahtf3day.org which was established to assist International Three Day Event Riders and Organizers in raising tax-deductible financial support for national and international competition.

Louise was the organizer of the Millbrook Horse Trials from 1984 to 1988 www.millbrookhorsetrials.com and resumed running the event in 2001, continuing on through the present.

Louise is a familiar figure at all levels on the Eventing circuit, as an organizer, coach and rider up and down the East Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treeline Farm 1451 Rt. 83 Pine Plains New York 12567

llmeryman@yahoo.com