Megan McGrath

Riding Instructor 

Megan's love for animals, and especially horses, goes back to when she was a very young age and is reflective in her work as a riding instructor. She is able to relate to a wide range of students from beginners to advanced riders, Her passion however, is working and making connections with riders and their horses.

Megan graduated from Wilson College with a bachelor’s degree in Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics and Equine Studies (concentration in both Equine Management and Equestrian Management), as well as a minor in Business Administration. She also carries a unique certification with the Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship (PACTH). Throughout school she was part of many teams including Drill (captain for 2 years), Hunt Seat, and Dressage, while also volunteering with a therapeutic barn near her home.

Megan is very excited to be working with riders at all levels, sharing her passion for horses and helping her students succeed with their goals. She has an amazing paddock of lesson plans that are very adaptable to the rider, their abilities and their vision.

Brandy Norris 

Riding Lessons instructor and Horse Trainer 

Beth, a Sunbury native, has had a passion for horses since she was 10 years old. At an early age Beth's vision of working with horses began. The vision transformed into the Hooves and Paws reality in 2014 and with a lot of hard work, careful thought, planning and drive, Beth has accomplished her dream.

Beth has always had an open heart for animals. From her childhood pets, her first equine, an Arabian at the age of 16 to working and managing a boarding facility. There she performed a broad spectrum of tasks. It is this experience that began Beth's rescue activities. Her and her husband currently attend to 6 dogs, 23 cats, 1 rabbit and 4 horses as well as an assortment of chickens and ducks

When Beth is not working she loves to spend time with family and friends, long evening trail rides into the sunset and giving lots of attention to all of her critters.  

Brandy's interest in horses began at a young age. She started to ride at only seven years of age and her first horse was an appaloosa mare named Chico that she received for Christmas during her second grade year. From those moments moving forward her love of horses grew and evolved into her dream and passion to work with horses. At the age of thirteen Brandy purchased her first colt foal to raise and train. With a motivation enriched from a connection she felt with equines Brandy began an educational trail to learn all that she could about horses. Through her own, intuitive sense of discovery she studied and acquired knowledge through books and articles as well as the seasoned equestrians she surrounded herself with. When conversations concerning careers were taking place in high school, Brandy remained focused on her dream, applied to, and was accepted at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA which is well known for their equestrian program. Brandy's educational pursuits took a brief hiatus but she never lost focus of her dream or her passion of working with horses. During this break Brandy continued to learn and grow from experienced riders and she realized that she enjoyed sharing her knowledge, experience and talents while she taught teach new riders. In 2016 Brandy jumped 'back in the saddle' and resumed her studies and in May, 2017 she earned her Bachelors of Science in Equestrian Studies. Course work included barn management, riding techniques and skills, teaching, training and properly breeding horses. I am confident you will find Brandy to be a patient and extremely personable trainer working diligently with both the rider and the horse, building a long lasting and trusting relationship while maintaining an exceptional degree of health and safety measures.

Beth Kazakavage