About Melissa Suits

Melissa has been riding since the age of seven and has been teaching and training for 25 years. She is a freelance instructor and would be happy to come to your farm.

Melissa is an FEI rider and trainer that has earned her USDF bronze and silver medals, holds a BS in Equine Science from Centenary College, and continues to keep up with her equine education.

She has had the opportunity to train with experts in dressage, including Lisa Pierson, Kathy Connelly, Heather Mason, Tom Noone, Bill Woods, Kathy Rowse, and Jennifer Baumert. 

Melissa has taught at several farms in the Capital District, NY and is willing to help you in your dressage adventure, whether it be for pleasure or competition. She believes in teaching a balanced position to help the horse become a better athlete. 

Melisssa is currently taking on new students. Contact us for an assessment or to set up a lesson!


What Students are Saying...

Mel is a very talented teacher, trainer, and rider! Under her instruction, both my daughter and I have progressed tremendously in our riding. Moreover, she is a very kind and patient teacher. I have always felt that she strikes a very appropriate balance between progress and safety, along with the well-being of our horses.

- Debra Blog

I have been riding with Mel for several years in a regular, weekly lesson program. Not only does she have a keen eye for the rider, she is also tuned in to everything going on with the horse. I leave the ring after each lesson feeling like she gave me and my horse 100%. I have learned a great deal from her and would not be the rider I am today without her highly skilled and patient teaching.

- Melanie Lawrence