Our Staff

Brittany Massey

Trainer

Brittany grew up riding on her parent’s ranch in Northern California and as a teen worked for a local trainer which allowed her to compete on the Arabian Horse Show Association and Arabian Sport Horse circuits at the A, Regional and National level (1996-2000). In 2000 she was hired to start colts and compete young Arabian Sport Horses for a breeding farm in Michigan.  While in Michigan she started young horses for dressage, eventing, endurance, and the Arabian Sport Horse circuit.  In 2002 she was the assistant trainer for Garn Walker of Garn Walker Stables in Auburn, CA, riding and showing horses, starting colts and traveling extensively, preparing horses for competition from A shows to World Finals.  Brittany managed Five Oak Farms hunter/jumper barn in Orangevale, CA from 2004 to 2007 managing daily operations of a competitive 25 horse operation while competing her own horses and sale horses. She maintained a robust beginner lesson program while attending college to pursue her Biology degree. Continuing to compete her own horses, Brittany started BTH Equestrian Enterprises LLC in 2009 and continues to operate BTH as a sport horse training program for all ages of riders and levels of horses.  Her clients have competed extensively throughout the western US with success in USHJA, USEA, and USDF recognized competition as well as year end awards both locally and regionally. Brittany continues her own education through clinics with renown horsemen like Buck Brannaman, James Wofford, and George Morris as well as lessons and educational seminars offered through USEF, SAHJA, and USEA.

From trailer loading to show jumping, the goal of the BTH program is to develop happy, relaxed horses who understand and enjoy their jobs while teaching their riders and handlers how to best communicate through effective aids, proper equitation, and good timing.

Lauren McCullough

Assistant Trainer
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Lauren started with BTH Equestrians volunteering to hack horses and help out a couple of years ago while she was home for the summers from Humbolt State University. Lauren had ridden with fellow trainer Audrie Kerr at Folly Farms and Christine DeVere at Black Bay Equestrian and had many years as a junior showing and working for both barns in the summers helping with summer camps, barn chores and all aspects of horse care. The summer of 2018 Lauren decided to take a sabbatical from her college courses and try a year as a full time working student at BTH Equestrians with the hope of developing her skills to become an assistant trainer. While she plans to complete her schooling, horses are where her heart is. Lauren comes to BTH with a wonderful and calm demeanor, many years of riding green or tough horses has helped to develop a very settled and soft way of riding and the show experience to assist at the rings as needed when we compete. She strives to bring her relaxed attitude to the lessons she teaches and to the horses she rides. She has claimed professional status with the USHJA and wants to work toward her USHJA Trainer Certification in 2019. We look forward to watching her develop in her riding career!

Rachel McCready

Barn Manager & Lesson Instructor

After taking a long two years off of riding, Rachel has decided to start riding again by becoming a working student at BTH Equestrian. Rachel has many years of experience working with horses. She started her riding career at six years old taking riding lessons at the grace foundation horse and animal rescue. From there she has developed her riding skills at other local barns. Rachel has gained most of her experience through years of working with different horses at her previous barn and helping teach young riders about horses and how to care for them. Most of her riding experience comes from three day eventing, which makes her excited to learn more about hunter/jumpers. She has previously helped teach at an equestrian summer camp, and volunteered at a few equine facilities. Rachel is also a part time college student here at a local college where she is working towards her GED. She also works a part time position at a local retail store.

Makena Johnson

Full Time Groom/Exercise Rider

Makena stared riding when she was only 5 years old at Royal Oak Farms in Granite Bay. While her parents thought it was a phase, she continued to take weekly lessons until she was old enough to be a working student a few days a week after school. By the age of 16 she was promoted to assistant trainer and helped teach beginner lessons. From there she was able to gain experience caring for horses as well as developing relationships with clients. Makena soon took on the job of exercising horses at multiple barns. She says, working with so many horses, she became fascinated with the theory of riding and the idea of working with so many breeds and personalities. She started working at BTH Equestrians to hopefully gain more involvement at shows, knowledge of equine care, and experience in the saddle. One day she hopes to be able to ride the upper levels and be able to train young horses and riders.

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Rachel McCready
working student

After taking a long two years off of riding, Rachel has decided to start riding again by becoming a working student at BTH Equestrian. Rachel has many years of experience working with horses. She started her riding career at six years old taking riding lessons at the grace foundation horse and animal rescue. From there she has developed her riding skills at other local barns. Rachel has gained most of her experience through years of working with different horses at her previous barn and helping teach young riders about horses and how to care for them. Most of her riding experience comes from three day eventing, which makes her excited to learn more about hunter/jumpers. She has previously helped teach at an equestrian summer camp, and volunteered at a few equine facilities. Rachel is also a part time college student here at a local college where she is working towards her GED. She also works a part time position at a local retail store.

BTH Equestrians
4252 Mason Ln
Sacramento, CA 95821