Melissa's husband Matt, 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, residential and farm excavating projects.
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 previously trained, showed and sold horses for her clients before leaving the professional horse industry in 2016 to focus on her family.
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, before moving up to the rated show circuit in the children's and junior hunters, earning reserve champion in the local hunters at Devon as a junior aboard Too Easy.