Administrative Staff & Faculty
Ronald W. Meredith, D.S.: President / Instructor
Dr. Meredith has over fifty years experience as president of the school and has developed it from its humble beginnings of six students in 1963 to its current world class level.
Because of his outstanding contributions to the horse industry and specifically to equine education, he has received a number of distinctive recognitions including an Honorary Doctorate of Equestrian Studies Degree from Salem College in 1981, the only degree of this kind in the world.
Dr. Meredith has held seven AHSA judges' cards and has trained top level horses and riders in the cutting and reining world. He has had over 75 articles published in over 150 equine magazines & journals.
Faith F. Meredith: Director / Instructor
Faith has over fourty years experience as a professional in the horse industry. She has successfully competed and trained horses and riders through FEI levels of Dressage.
Faith holds a BS Degree in education and has had over 30 articles published in more than 150 equine magazines and journals.
Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett: Head of English Dept / Instructor
Nancy is a Riding Master VI graduate of Meredith Manor, a Certified Riding Instructor and a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Equestrian Studies from WVU-P. Following graduation, Nancy toured the U.S. and Canada as a rider for the Royal Lippizaner Stallion Show. Before returning to teach at Meredith Manor, she owned and operated South Wind Stables providing training, clinics, lessons and summer camps.
Since Nancy's return she has accumulated numerous USDF horse awards including having earned her Bronze and Silver Medals on horses she trained. Her horses have repeatedly scored in the top three places regionally. They are now competing from Training Level through Grand Prix. Nancy was selected to ride in the 2000 USDF National Dressage Symposium with Walter Zettl. Nancy has also trained both horses and riders for the North American Young Riders Competition. Nancy is the Head of the English Department at Meredith Manor.
Jennifer Varner: Head of Western Dept / Instructor
Jennifer is a Riding Master VI graduate of Meredith Manor and a Certified Riding Instructor. She successfully trains and competes in Reining. Jennifer is the Head of the Western Department at Meredith Manor.
John Crothers: Head of Farrier Dept / Instructor
John is a Certified Farrier through the American Farriers Association. Before coming to teach at Meredith Manor, he owned and operated his own farrier business for nine years working in conjunction with many veterinarians and other farriers. He also worked with other farrier schools to develop their programs and curriculum. John also holds an Associate's degree from Hocking College in Back Country Horsemanship. John is the Head of the Farrier Department at Meredith Manor.
Walter R. Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD: Equine Breeding Instructor
Dr. Walter R. Threlfall is a consulting theriogenologist and professor emeritus at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine. He has had a long career at OSU, serving as the director of continuing education at the school and head of the theriogenology area of the OSU Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Threlfall received his DVM degree from the Ohio State University and a masterís in veterinary medicine and surgery as well as a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Missouri where he also completed a residency in theriogenology. He is board certified by the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) as well as an ACT past president. He served for seven years as the delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) representing the Society for Theriogenology and currently is AVMA Vice President and the delegate to the AVMA representing the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Threlfall has spoken at over 250 state, national and international meetings, and has published more than 80 scientific articles and more than 50 chapters in numerous textbooks. He has advised over 40 graduate students and residents. He has been honored for his teaching techniques both locally and nationally and has received educational grants to explore improved methods of instruction.
Jennifer Fair: Instructor
Jenny graduated from Meredith Manor with a Riding Master VI, Teaching certification, and an Equine Massage Therapy certification. After graduation, Jenny worked at Tally Ho Farm, an eventing and dressage competition barn, as an assistant trainer and instructor. With her experience competing and coaching throughout the western United States, Jenny received her instructorís certification through the United States Eventing Association. Prior to returning to Meredith Manor, Jenny owned and operated J. Fair Equestrian, a teaching and training business operating out of Park City, Utah.
Audra Broach: Instructor
Audra is a Riding Master VI graduate of Meredith Manor and holds a Teaching certification, Level III Training certification and Equine Sports Massage Therapy certification. She completed an additional nine months of study at Meredith Manor as a Graduate Assistant. Prior to returning to Meredith Manor, Audra was a barn manager for a top dressage facility in New York.
Brianna Coppola: Instructor
Brianna is a Riding Master VI graduate of Meredith Manor and holds a Level III Training certification and Equine Sports Massage Therapy certification. Following graduation she worked at a small dressage farm in North Carolina riding and grooming. She then moved to a fox-hunting farm in Nashville, TN where she was a rider and barn manager. Between hunt seasons she was a rider and barn manager at a Grand Prix jumper farm in upstate New York. Prior to returning to Meredith Manor, Brianna was the head trainer and rider at a breeding and training farm in northern Ohio.
Carrie Spence: Instructor
Carrie is a Riding Master VI graduate who holds an Equine Massage Therapy certification, Training certification, and Teaching certification. After graduating from Meredith Manor, Carrie went on to get her Bachelor's degree from WVU-P with an emphasis in Equine Studies. Carrie then spent a year working under Brian Mac Mahon and Eugene Abello at their dressage training farm, Sword from the Stone Farm, as a working student and barn manager.
Max Sterrett: Instructor
Max is a Certified Saddle Fitter and Equine Massage Therapist, and is a member of the American Saddle Makers Association. He has also studied leather working under Master Saddle Maker and Craftsman Pete Harry of Pembroke, KY.
Max is a 2012 Excellence Award recipient, an award given out by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development located at the University of Texas. He is also a certified Master Trainer for the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
Max holds a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and two associate's degrees from Vincennes University. Prior to coming to Meredith Manor he worked in the airline maintenance industry for 20 years. He also managed maintenance for two of Simonton Windows manufacturing facilities before accepting a teaching position at WVUP. Max worked as an adjunct instructor at Meredith Manor developing and teaching the Leather Working courses prior to accepting a full time position in the Fall of 2012.
Kristen Bosgraf: Director of Admissions
Kristen is a Riding Master VI graduate of Meredith Manor and Certified Instructor. She taught and trained in South Carolina before returning to join the staff as an Admissions Representative. Kristen has successfully competed in AQHA and open shows throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois. She also participates in continuing education in Admissions and Financial Aid.
Jeffrey Fork: Director of Recruitment
Before joining Meredith Manor, Jeff spent seven years with Intercontinental Hotel Group and eight years with Hilton Worldwide as Director and Regional Director of Sales & Marketing. Jeff has held Board of Directors positions for Hampton, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and the North Carolina and Florida Tour and Travel Councils. In his free time Jeff enjoys snow skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife Jasmin and family.
Matt Bosgraf: Financial Aid Director / Business Manager
Matt holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University in Parkersburg. He has also participated in continuing education in Financial Aid.
Janie Crothers: Financial Aid Officer
Janie holds a BS in Accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University and a MBA from Baker College. Before joining Meredith Manor, she worked in public accounting for over 7 years.
Dirk Bosgraf: Director of Marketing and IT
Before joining Meredith Manor, Dirk spent 5 years with Simonton Windows, one of the largest vinyl window manufacturers in North America, as a database administrator and manager of their Business Intelligence group. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Ohio University.
- Ronald W. Meredith, D.S.
- Faith F. Meredith
- Dirk Bosgraf
- Matt Bosgraf
- Elizabeth Hammerman, ED.D.
- Virginia Preston