Samantha Felling of Gallifrey Farm LLC

Samantha (Capoferri) Fellin
Gallifrey Farm

Hometown: Pembroke, GA
Time at MM: 9/2005 - 3/2007
Program: Riding Master VI
Riding Instructor Certification Level 3
Training Certification Level 3
Equine Massage Therapy Certification

Current Job:
I am the owner and head trainer at Gallifrey Farm, LLC in Pembroke, GA outside of Savannah. Gallifrey is a private Dressage facility, the only of it's kind in the area, and I specialize in training, showing and teaching Dressage.

I love my job because of the horses and their people who love them. I love sharing the journey with so many horses and riders through the long and rather tough road of Dressage.

What is your favorite memory or takeaway from MM?
There are too many great memories to count from my days at Meredith Manor (as a student and staff), however the best takeaway is the friends. The friends I made at Meredith Manor are my friends for life. I still keep in touch and most of them are valuable contacts in the horse industry.

Samantha with horse at Gallifrey Farm In what ways have your experiences at Meredith Manor impacted your career and who you are today?
I am known as the trainer in the area you take your horse or yourself to if you want it done right and you want to go far in the sport. Meredith Manor has helped me establish that reputation for myself by establishing early on values, ethics and professionalism.

Any advice for students attending Meredith Manor?
Meredith Manor is hard. The horses are hard, the teachers can be hard on you, the expectations are high, you will lose sleep, you will get discouraged, you will fall off, you will cry, you will make friends or lose friends, you will find yourself. Meredith Manor is hard but the real horse world will be much harder if you donít fully immerse yourself into the program. This program has over prepared me for my own training facility and successful business. If you push yourself and succeed in here, youíll make it out there.

Other Feature Alumni

I have a lot of very valuable knowledge that I can use to help people. The average 21-year-old doesnít have a system, doesnít have a solid background. Other than the saddle time you spend at Meredith Manor, having that system is probably the most valuable thing you learn. You can always go back to it.
Jana Armstrong: 2005 Riding Master VI Graduate