Horse training and riding instruction with experienced trainersKathryn Borylo - Owner · Trainer · Riding Instructor
Kathryn Borylo grew up on Boston's North Shore and has been riding since she was a child. She has been a professional for more than 30 years and has taught countless people to ride from the ground up. Her specialty lies in getting horse and rider connected together as a team. She prides herself on being able to match each rider to the perfect horse for them, given their individual goals and budget. She is an expert on riding instruction, with a special gift for carefully tailoring riding lessons to address exactly where each rider is in their riding career, so horse and rider can go into the show ring ready to perform at their personal best. She also gets tremendous satisfaction from helping her students through training and riding clients’ horses in the show ring.
Each season, Kathy has numerous Junior and Adult riders qualify for and successfully compete in Massachusetts, New England and National finals, including the MHC Medal Finals, the New England Finals, the Show Circuit Medal Finals, the Ariat National Adult Medal and more. Kathy also believes in giving back to the sport. She has served as a past President of the North Shore Horsemen's Association, and has been an active Board member since 1982. She is also a past board member of the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council.
Bethany Jones - Trainer · Riding Instructor · Endicott College Equestrian Team Head Coach
Bethany came to Spring Tide Farm at 12 years old. She would ride her horse over for lessons from a neighborhood small barn, and would come almost every day to work at STF and learn as much as she could. After 6 months to a year, her parents realized this was not just a “fad” and moved her horse to Spring Tide to board. Bethany has grown up here doing all types of work from grooming to barn work, and showing successfully as a Junior/ amateur. She showed her horses from short stirrup through A/O adults before turning professional in 2010. Through all of this, in her amateur days, she went to Salem State College and received her Bachelor degree in Childhood Psychology in 2008.
Now, Bethany teaches lessons from beginners to advanced riders, coaches the Spring Tide Farm IEA team, and coaches and rides at horse shows staff here at Spring Tide Farm. Bethany has been a wonderful addition to our team and are happy to have her.
Fall 2015 Bethany became the Endicott College Equestrian Team head coach.
Stephanie Brightman - Trainer · Riding Instructor
Stephanie Brightman has been dedicated riding instructor and member of the North Shore horse community for the past 20 years. She concentrates on helping young adults and training horses to be their best in the world of hunters and jumpers. She has also been a proud board member of the North Shore Horsemen’s Association for several of those years. In 2016 Stephanie became the manager for the North Shore Shaws
For the past 13 years, Steph has held the position of head coach of the equestrian team at Endicott College. The Endicott team competes in one of the toughest Intercollegiate Horse Show Association divisions in the country. She took Endicott students to the IHSA nationals for several years. Steph has been President of the IHSA Zone 1 Region 4 -- a testimony to her leadership skills and knowledge of the sport. She has teamed up with Kathy and SpringTide Farm for the past 10 years. Stephanie has modified her teaching time to a more family oriented lifestyle. She still teaches at STF but in a more limited fashion.