“A true horsewoman does not look at the horse with his eyes, he looks at her horse with his heart.”~ Author Unknown
Lynne Beegle-Gebhard embodies what it means to be a true horsewoman. Riding since the age of 2, she has devoted her life to horses and the sport. Lynne comes from a highly accomplished equestrian family. Her mother, Jean Rittenour Beegle was a champion saddle bred rider and breeder and started the Ohio State Riding Program. When her family moved to Virginia, Jean became a fixture in the fox hunting community. Lynne’s interest developed throughout her show career as a child of 5, continuing through high school, college, professional, and adult amateur levels. Lynne was recruited by Southern Seminary as a National Champion and rode with fellow teammate, Beezie Madden at the Virginia Intermont College where she studied Equine Management. After graduation, she and Beezie were hired by Elizabeth Burk where Lynne worked as a trainer. As a professional rider, Lynne was coached by Olympic show jumpers, Joe Fargis and Dennis Murphy Sr. and won such accolades as Modified Jumper Champion in Virginia on Silver and Gold as well as National Reserve Champion in the Arabian Hunter Series with Fox Meadow Farm.