ABOUT THE OWNERS
Clay Chilcoat is a second-generation horse veterinarian who grew up on a horse farm in northern Maryland caring for multi-million dollar broodmares. Starting in 4-H and Pony Club, he foxhunted, competed locally in hunter/jumpers, and regionally in dressage and eventing. He was twice selected for the Maryland team to compete at the US Equestrian Team headquarters at Gladstone, New Jersey.
After earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, he completed an internship and residency in equine internal medicine at Colorado State and Purdue Universities, respectively, before attaining a PhD in Immunology from North Carolina State University.
Clay is also a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. His more than twenty years of equine medicine experience gives him an educated perspective on how to optimize the health and well-being of the horses at Meadow Lark Farm.
Clay is currently riding and showing his Dutch Warmblood, Zacharias at Fourth Level.
Marianne Campano, a United States Dressage Federation Silver Medalist, is the Barn Manager at Meadow Lark Farm. She began riding and competing in North Carolina at the age of eight, and progressed from short stirrup, through junior hunters to amateur owners and eventing.
While attending the University of North Carolina, she began to focus on dressage and was a working student for United States Equestrian Team Member, Kay Meredith, for seven years. During this period, Marianne was the All Breeds National Champion at Fourth Level, and the North Carolina Young Rider Champion at Fourth Level and Prix St. George.
In addition to classical riding, she learned the skills necessary to ensure success and optimal health and performance of world-class equine athletes. Marianne created and managed Rollingwood Farm, LLC, a successful dressage training farm, where she rode to numerous championships and coached her students to achieve their riding goals and excel in competition. In 2014, Marianne and her horse of 20 years, Degas were USDF region 5 Champions at Prix St. George.
She is currently training and showing her Dutch Warmblood, Wyoming at Fourth Level and her Hanoverian, Calling Cadence at Second Level.