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Our Staff

Selena Andersen
Owner of Canaan Farms
certified instructor of riding

Selena is an accomplished rider and riding instructor,
having been certified as a Level II instructor.
She teaches both Western and English
and enjoys bringing the world of horses to children of all ages.

Tessa Conto

Brittany Sharps
certified instructor of riding

Brittany Sharps has been a riding instructor for 15 years but has had a passion for riding and horses for a lifetime.

"I teach balance-seat riding with an emphasis on dressage,"Brittany Sharps said. "I am a firm believer in students learning to focus on riding but also learn from the ground about horsemanship."

Sharps has trained with dressage coaches Christian Garwig and Patrick Tigchelaar in first and second level dressage.

“I have trained, and started, horses for the last 18 years and use a natural horsemanship approach,"Sharps said."I truly love teaching and training "it is my passion in life."

She looks forward to working with your beginner and seeing you soon.

Brittany Sharps welcomes calls and texts at 540-207-6608.

Tessa Conto

Tina Hatch
certified instructor of riding

Tina Hatch has 12 years of riding experience and has trained with notable trainer Samantha Allan.

"Samantha Allan gave me well-rounded training," Tina Hatch said. Hatch said she gained a balanced knowledge of showmanship and horsemanship from Allan.

"I have much experience training and retraining horses as well," Hatch said. "My main focus of training has been in Eventing but I also teach Hunter Jumpers."

She will be teaching beginning basics in disciplines such as English Saddle, Show Jumping, Dressage and Cross-country jumping.

"I am great with horses and people," she said. "I love helping team work together as a team."

She is excited to enjoy the love of horseback riding with you and your beginner.

Tina Hatch can be contacted by call or text at 240-435-0204.

Tessa Conto

Tessa Conto
certified instructor of riding

A life-long horsewoman, Tessa Conto began riding at a very young age. Growing up, she showed extensively and successfully in the hunters and equitation divisions under phenomenal trainers. She spent two years studying under a Grand Prix Dressage rider/instructor, and two years breezing race horses. Then made her way back to the hunter/jumper ring where she managed, trained, and traveled the East Coast with a very successful show barn competing on the "A" circuit. Even during her 4 year enlistment in the Army as an Airborne Medic, she has dedicated her life to the care and betterment of the horse. Tessa has over 15 years of experience managing horse farms and riding programs, and 17 years of experience instructing students of all ages and levels as well as training and re-training horses ("problem horses" especially). In her years, Tessa has developed a deep understanding of the horse which she passes on to her students, along with exceptional horsemanship and excellent, correct, and efficient riding. Tessa is available to teach on a lesson horse or pony or your own mount, for fun or with goals of competition at any level.

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Amanda Bowen

Amanda Bowen
certified instructor of riding

Amanda Marie Bowen is a Maryland equestrian and riding instructor from Calvert County, Maryland. She has over a decade of experience working with horses from the ground up in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from natural horsemanship, western barrel racing, gaming, & western pleasure, trail riding, to English pleasure, hunter/jumper, dressage, show jumping, cross country riding, and eventing. She has a strong background in eventing and a focus on building well rounded and confident horses & riders with strong foundations in the fundamentals of riding. Amanda actively rides and competes her own horse in local trail, jumping, dressage, and eventing competitions. She also regularly travels both regionally and internationally to experience world level equestrian competitions first-hand.


Amanda Bowen



Canaan Farms, Inc. 3381 Plum Point Road Huntingtown, MD 20639
To enroll, or to learn more information:
contact Selena Daughtrey-Andersen at 410-231-3554
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