Phyllis has ridden and worked for Margie Goldstein-Engle, J. Michael Plumb, Karen Stives, Dorothy Morkis, Linda Jaskiel Brown, and Holly Hill Farm in Marstons Mills, MA. Phyllis’s students have been very successful at the local and national level. Her students have won the New England Adult Medal (4 times), the New England Horseman’s Council Adult Sportsmanship Award, Massachusetts Horseman’s Council Adult Medal Finals (2 times), Massachusetts Hunter and Jumper Adult Medal Finals (3 times), South East Hunter Association Junior and Adult Medals, South Shore Horseman’s Council Junior, Adult, and Mini Medal Finals, the Rhode Island Junior Medal and the Bay State Adult Medal (4 times). Phyllis’s student Eileen MacNamara won the National Children’s Medal Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in 2003. In 2008, Phyllis also coached her to win the Ariat National Adult Medal Finals at Capital Challenge. In 2014, Phyllis coached Boston University Equestrian's Carly Corbacho to Reserve Champion in the IHSA's national Cacchione Cup. Phyllis also coached the winner of the Gambler’s Choice Jumper class at Boston Jumper Classic.
Throughout her extensive career, Phyllis' students have won numerous circuit awards from Vermont Summer Festival, Saratoga, WEF, and HITS Saugerties. They have also earned many year end awards in equitation, hunter and jumper divisions from the New England Horseman's Council, Southeast Hunter, Cape Cod Hunter, MHJ and MHC.
Barn Manager, Instructor
Heather is our exceptional barn manager and assistant instructor. Heather studied at Cazanovia College where she earned a degree in Equine Management. Her unparalleled skills as both an instructor and manager ensure that every horse under her expert care arrives at the ring happy, healthy, and ready to win. Heather has been proudly employed by Holly Hill for over 21 years.
Holly Hill Show Stable is proud to announce the addition of Jennifer Bryant to our training staff. Jennifer Bryant is an experienced Massachusetts licensed instructor who brings her hunter, jumper and equitation expertise to our lesson program. During her very successful junior years Jenn rode at Holly Hill Farm on Cape Cod showing in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. As an adult rider she competed in the adult equitation with Fred Hunt at Charisma Farm in Plympton. Jenn started her professional career 25 years ago at Woodsong Farm teaching lessons, pro-riding horses and organizing the Summer Horsemanship Program. She then went on to be the assistant trainer/instructor for Kingsway Farm located at Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax. After taking time off to raise her son Nick, Jenn was most recently head of the lesson program a Hudson Derby Stables in Plympton. Now life has come full circle and Jenn rejoins the Holly Hill team as an assistant trainer/instructor here a Holly Hill Show Stables With her enthusiasm for teaching and the bond she forms with both horse and rider she helps her clients progress with confidence through lessons and into the show ring. We are very excited to welcome her aboard!