Equestrian Studies

  Ann O'Shallie

Director of Equestrian Studies
Professor of Equestrian Studies and EFT
717-264-4141 Ext. 3202

John Tukey
Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies John Tukey

Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies
717-264-4141 Ext. 3296

Graduate "A" USPC 1978
Trained with Kevin Freeman (twice Olympic Silver Medalist), Richard Meade (British Three Day Team), Dietrich Von Hopftgarten, Lockie Richard, Henrik Johansen and Major Jeremy Beale (British Olympic Teams)
Teaches all levels of EQT courses. EQS Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Breeding Management, Coaching Classes, Equine Health Management, Facility Management, Event Management, Design and Construction of Cross Country Courses.

Advisor and Coach to the Eventing Team.
Advisor to Dressage and Hunt Seat Teams. Private Instructor for over 30 years.

Dr. Tukey on Bally Riddle
Dr. Tukey on Bally Riddle

Judie Blessing

B.S. Wilson College
Riding Instructor, Horse Show Manager
717-264-4141 Ext. 3414

  • Competes at 1st level in Dressage.
  • Teaches EQT and EQS classes.
  • Teaches camps and runs summer shows.
  • Trained with Annette Gavin, Col. Kitts, Jane Bartle and Henrick Johansen.


Elizabeth Leary

Wilson College
Stable Manager
717-264-4141 Ext. 2005

BS from Ferrum College (when they had a riding program - no longer do) in Outdoor Recreation with an Environmental Science concentration and minor in Equine Science (no equine major at Ferrum).
  • Competed in IHSA hunt seat.  Trained with Jane Flynn - IHSA lifetime achievement award recipient, Deb Dyer coach of multiple ApHC national and world competitors. 
  • Wide range of experience managing horses, teaching, coaching and training multiple disciplines including therapeutics, hunter/jumper, stock seat, western pleasure, trail, AVA, ASA, NAAHSA, AQHA, APHA and ApHC. 
  • Extensive breeding and foaling experience. 
  • Many hours in a round pen starting young horses and working with aggressive and behaviorally challenged horses.
  • Managed mulit-use equestrian facility as well as an elite private A-circuit Hunter facility. Spent 6 years teaching and training as an independant contractor.  6 years experience as a small animal veterinary nurse.
My passion is managing equine athletes and teaching horses and horse people solid all around horsemanship skills.


Sarah Bartle

Stable Assistant
717-264-4141 Ext. 3414

Barbara Berman
Adjunct Riding Instructor
  • Instructor in Hunter Jumper in 1987, Trained with the following instructors Bruce Davidson, Jane Sleeper, Lucinda Green, Paul and Jean Belasik, Marilyn Heath, Nicole Uphoff, Belinda Wertmann, Jessica Ransenhousen, Lars Peterson, Nico Van Stigt, Todd Flettrich
  • Competed through Intermediate in Combined Training and Prix St. George in Dressage.
  • Training through Grand Prix in Dressage. 
  • Students through Prix St. George in Dressage.
Emily Lecker
Assistant Stable Manager
Adjunct Riding Instructor
Wilson College Graduate '03 Dual Equestrian/Equine Management Major
Risa Hurst
Adjunct Riding Instructor
Stable Assistant Wilson College Graduate '10 Equine Management Major
Justin Ott
Stable Assistant
Jere Wingert
Stable Assistant

Contact Information

Ann O'Shallie 
Department Chair
717-264-4141  ext. 3202

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