History

A Meredith Manor student on Greebie Road.

Meredith Manor was started by Ronald W. Meredith in April 1963 giving Western Riding lessons to the public. The first resident students were accepted in 1966. In 1968 the school was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services and the first Riding Master Course was introduced in that year.

Meredith Manor was accredited by the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools and U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1971. The school has offered college affiliate programs since 1973.

Since 1986, Meredith Manor has been owned and operated by Riding Masters, LTD., a West Virginia Corporation, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.

The Meredith Manor programs have evolved over the years using feedback from graduates and employers and intensive studies of the evolving American horse industry. Our riding instructor certification program was initiated in 1987.


Originally I wanted to go to a university, but Meredith Manor had the most one-on-one time with instructors not to mention that you got to spend your whole day with horses. It sounded like my kind of school!
Julie Ullom: 2005 Riding Master III Graduate