Meet Our Instructors

Emily Dinsmore Junior Instructor and Assistant Trainer 



  Melissa is the Owner/ Head Instructor at Transitions. She is a Grand Prix Level dressage rider and is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist.  Melissa toured for 5 years with the “World Famous Lipizzan Stallion Show” performing throughout various parts of the world in front of up to 10,000 people!! For the past 7 years she has been performing with the famous Frsian Her training methods are a combination of Classical Dressage and Natural Horsemanship. Melissa has an extremely diverse back ground  and offers beginner to advanced riding instruction with training in dressage, jumping, english and western pleasure, equitation, driving, western dressage, reining, natural horsemanship and trick training.

 Emily Dinsmore's love of horses started when she was just a young girl, learning to ride as quickly as she learned to walk. A graduate of  Meredith Manor in West Virginia, Emily studied breeding, horse health, massage, leather working and business with a major in jumping. Since graduating with her Riding Master IV, Emily has gone on to study Dressage, gaining significant experience working at a large Dressage sport horse sale barn in Canada.

Melissa Ashcraft Owner and Head Instructor