About Us

 

Erin Merlino

Erin Merlino is an accomplished rider with over 20 years of experience and has been running Cambria Stables riding program for over 10 years. Erin has shown all over the northeast in some of the top competitions in the country such as HITS, Swan Lake, Ocala, Devon, and NJHP to name a few. She has also made it to regionals through 4-H as a junior and competed in the IHSA for her college English and Western team. Erin continues to further her education by training and riding with some of the top trainers in the industry. She has done numerous clinics with Grand Prix and Hunter Derby riders and continues to compete on the “AA” circuit on her Dutch Warmblood Rosie including the prestigious Hunter Derbies."People that know Erin will tell you she loves what she does and has an immense passion for the sport and the business.," say clients and it shows through the dedication of her students. Cambria has a very successful show team, cleaning up at all the local shows including AHS and 4-H shows, taking home top awards. Most of Cambria's riders qualify for regionals through 4-H as well as bringing home championships in hunters, jumpers, equitation and hunter derbies. Erin also helps ride young and green horses.

 

 

Shauna Stanley, Assistant Trainer

Shauna has been a longtime student at Cambria Stables and is an accomplished rider with numerous wins under her belt at both local and AHS shows. She shows her horse Dillinger in the hunters and jumpers as well as competing for her college IHSA team. Through her team, she has been invited to invitationals at Centenary College and is involved in the fundraising chair. Shauna has been an active member of Cambria Stables over the years; she was captain of the drill team and president of the 4-H club. Shauna teaches beginner lessons and covers lessons for Erin when she is away. Erin says,"Shauna plays a vital part in making our business run!"  Shauna studies at West Chester University where she is perusing a degree in Pharmaceuticals.

 

 

 

Chase Stanley and Addison Ra, Lesson Assistants

Chase Stanley and Addison Ra are advanced riders and have been riding with Cambria for several years. Chase owns her own horse Dillinger, (Shauna is her sister). Addison competes in the hunters and equitation on her horse Tango. Erin says, "These girls are very responsible young ladies and are great with the kids." Both girls work on weekends, helping students get their horses ready and assisting in lessons. They are also camp counselors in the summertime as well as teaching our beginner ½ hour lessons. Addison, is an honors class student, and plays basketball for her school. She has a very successful show career with Tango, qualifying for states twice and placing second at states last year! She is currently qualifying for the Marshall and Sterling finals. She is also vice president of our 4-H club and a drill team captain. Chase spends most of her time at the barn assisting with lessons during the week, she also has a successful show career on her horse qualifying for both regionals and states through 4-H. She frequently takes home championships at horse shows, and is president of the 4-H club.