Riding Faculty

Chatham Hall's Riding Faculty come from an extensive background of Scholastic, Collegiate, and Circuit experience. Focusing on a balance of Hunter Seat Equitation and Dressage flatwork, Chatham Hall’s instructors can teach a range of students whether in the field or in the ring.

James F. Morris, Director of Riding

James was most recently the Assistant Director-Internal Program of the Riding Program at Mt. Holyoke College. At Mt. Holyoke, James taught a range of equitation classes, was head coach of the Interscholastic Equitation Team, and was assistant coach of the Intercollegiate Team.

James graduated from Findlay in 2005 with a B.A. in Equine Business Management and an A.A. in Equine Science. He was IHSA team captain at Findlay in 2004-2005, and a member of Findlay’s national championship team in 2001.

Samantha Fleming, Assistant Director of Riding

Samantha comes to Chatham Hall from Stoneleigh-Burnham School, an all girls boarding school, in Western Massachusetts. Samantha kept Stoneleigh’s top-notch facility running, while teaching equitation, hunters, jumpers, and beginning eventing lessons, as well as co-coaching the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team. Also during her time at Stoneleigh-Burnham, she held other roles such as Director of Bonnie Castle Riding Camp, the 7 & 8th grade houseparent, and the Associate Director of Admissions. She received her undergraduate degree from George Mason University with a B.A. in Integrative Studies, focusing in Community Studies and Leadership.

Frankie Beyer, Riding Faculty

Frankie graduated from Sweet Briar College with a bachelors in Psychology and her certificate in Equine Studies. As a student, Frankie rode on the hunt seat show team for two years, and was President of the Riding Council her senior year. Frankie joins the Chatham Hall team from upstate New York, where she rode training horses and taught hunter jumper lessons for Canterbury Stables.


Carolyn Meyer, Barn Manager

Carolyn is a Centenary College graduate, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies.  As a student, Carolyn rode on the IHSA team.  After graduation, Carolyn taught riding lessons in Massachusetts, and groomed for an established Hunter/Jumper trainer in South Carolina.   More recently, she was the barn manager of the Centenary College Equestrian Center before joining our team at Chatham Hall.  Along with her experience and knowledge of running a top show facility and providing quality care for the horses, Carolyn brings her sense of humor, always keeping things light yet professional at the stables.