Melissa has competed all over the east coast from Florida to New York, showing through the level 7 jumpers on the A circuit. She enjoyed a long time relationship with top show horse Franc d'helby (aka Toast), winning many jumper divisions including the Berks Equine Council Mini Prix and the Ludwigs Corner Mini Prix.
Melissa's focus is on training, showing and selling horses for her clients. She loves cultivating relationships between horses and their riders, focusing on good horsemanship as the basic building blocks of proper training. Melissa takes pride in producing horses and riders who are prepared, confident and striving to take their training to the next level!
M&M Equestrian is operated in partnership with Melissa's husband Matt, who is an integral part of the operation and has contributed much to the improvements and design of the facility.
Matt's company, Lyster Excavating, also services the equestrian industry through riding ring design and farm excavating projects.
Melissa Lyster has been riding since age 6, starting in pony club at Bridlewild in Gladwyne, Pa. As a young rider, Melissa began showing at the local hunter/jumpers shows on her quarter horse Casual Attire, who she has owned for over 20 years and now enjoys retirement at M&M Equestrian.
She began showing on the rated show circuit and moved up to the children's and junior hunters, earning reserve champion in the local hunters at Devon as a junior aboard Too Easy.