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Instructors & Trainers

Learn more about the training and instruction services we offer as well as our rates.

Meredith Scarlet - Instructor / Trainer / Owner
Lila Gendal - Instructor / Trainer
Tory Emerson - Ground Training / Grooming Services

Denise Goyea - Instructor / Trainer / Owner
Laura Gilmer - Dressage Instructor / Trainer

Meredith Scarlet

Instructor / Trainer / Owner




Meredith Scarlet teaches both children and adults with energy and enthusiasm. Her instruction emphasizes safety, good horsemanship, and a secure, correct position. Meredith spends much of her time planning on-site clinics, camps and competitions while she continues to build out Scarlet Hill's expanding cross country course. She trains and competes in eventing and dressage. Meredith's extensive horse experience includes a Pony Club H-A rating.  Meredith is a USEA certified riding instructor and USDF Bronze medalist.

Denise Goyea

Instructor / Trainer / Owner



Denise Goyea trains both horses and riders. She has over 25 years of horse experience and active competition through the CCI 1* level, and has trained with many top riders including Scott Keach, Sharon White, Denny Emerson, Kathy Connelly, Tom Davis, Eric Horgan, Lynn Coates-Holmes, and Stephie Baer.

She enjoys helping her students succeed in their personal riding goals, with horses and students competing successfully at Elementary through Preliminary, as well as students competing exclusively in Dressage.

Denise has specialized relationships with area professionals to ensure that good management supports her training, giving each horse the best chance for success. She has introduced many horses to the sport of eventing and is also helpful in bringing along the training of older horses. Denise is available for buying and selling horses with references all along the East Coast. Denise is a USEA certified riding instructor.

Lila Gendal

Instructor / Trainer / Ship-in Students




Lila Gendal is a 1*/moving up to Intermediate event rider based in New England during the summers and Ocala FL in the winters. She has successfully competed through the CCI1* level with goals aimed much higher. In 2010, after several years as a working student for Denny Emerson at Tamarack Hill Farm, Lila began teaching and riding for other clients out of THF, where she continued to train regularly with Denny and former Grand Prix Dressage trainer, Lindle Sutton. Her philosophy revolves around a harmonious relationship between herself and whatever horse she is riding and making sure the horse thoroughly enjoys their job. This winter Lila spent time working closely with 4* event rider Maya Black, and worked with Peter Gray on the flat with her own 7yo Irish bred Connemara x TB.  Now at Scarlet Hill Farm, Lila teaches clinics and has openings for new clients and students for jump lessons, dressage lessons and coaching at events. Lila is proudly sponsored by CWD, Majyk Equipe, Heritage Gloves, Equi-Logic, Ecovet, Frilly Fillies, Horse Quenchers and Success Equestrian.  

Laura Gilmer

Dressage Instructor / Trainer / Ship-in Students



Laura Gillmer is a FEI dressage trainer and USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist. She was the assistant trainer to Harry Diel at Reindance Dressage where she gained significant experience starting young horses, and successfully trained many to the upper levels. Laura furthered her training abilities with upper level/FEI horses during her 3 years working as the Assistant Trainer to nationally recognized Grand Prix trainer and competitor, Sharon McCusker of Souhegan Farm.

Laura's goal is to help teach and guide her students in a positive, compassionate yet effective manner. She feels it is important to build confidence in both the horse and rider so that the learning experience is both enjoyable and productive. Laura has successfully helped many move up the levels all while obtaining better partnerships with their horses.

Tory Emerson

Ground Training / Grooming Services / Ship-ins

Tory offers expert ground training and grooming services at Scarlet Hill Farm. She accepts ship-ins as well.