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Our Staff

Jess Lawler, B.S., Manager and Head Trainer

HKEC is proud to introduce manager and head trainer, Jess Lawler. A life-long rider, Jess has a B.S. in Animal Science with an equine science and business specialty from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to keeping the barn running smoothly and clients and horses happy, she enjoys all aspects of teaching from introducing the beginner to horses, to working with competitive riders. She has been sharing her love and knowledge of horses with her students for over a decade and works to help each one achieve his/her goals. Jess is a licensed instructor by the state of Massachusetts.

Jess comes from a background working with a wide variety of breeds which allows her to create an individualized yet, systematic approach to riding and training.  Her goal is to create knowledgeable riders who care about all aspects of horsemanship, and horses that enjoy their work. She works in all disciplines, with special attention to dressage, the basis of all other disciplines.

Jess is also the program manager for High Knoll Therapeutic Program and teaches the Dover High School CTC Equine Science Program's Riding and Horsemanship classes.

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Dr. Grant Myhre, B.S., D.V.M.

After growing up on his family's mid-west farm, Dr. Myhre has continued to build on his knowledge of horses. Graduating from the Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and completing his Large Animal/Surgery internship at Colorado College of Veterinary Medicine and a two-year residency at Cornell University, he launched his career as a surgeon (and later, hospital director), leading the Rochester/Myhre Equine Clinic to the forefront of veterinary medicine.

With the clinic expansion of Sports and Nuclear Medicine, MEC offers the most experienced veterinary surgeons, diagnosticians and highly educated staff in the newly renovated hospital including the only nuclear medicine center and Computer Assisted Tomography (C.A.T.).  Enjoying more than three decades of quality service, Dr. Myhre has been instrumental in the continued success of MEC and the equine complex as a whole.

Following his passion for teaching, Dr. Myhre became an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts. As an executive board member, he has helped to lead the American Association of Equine Practitioners, heading various committees including Practice Management, Constitution & Bylaws, Audit & Budget, Hospital Management and the Ethics Committee. Dr. Myhre has been honored as a Director of the NH Horse Council, NH Thoroughbred Breeder's Association, NH Farm Museum and continues on the board for the NH Care & Development Fund and the NH Academy of Equine Sciences. He was selected as the representing veterinarian for the American Horse Show Association from New York to New England and for more than ten years he was the NH State Veterinarian.

As Myhre Complex owner, Dr. Myhre continues as the senior surgeon and hospital director at MEC. He is a an avid equestrian and enjoys fox hunting as a member of Wentworth Hunt, hunter pacing and trail riding. High Knoll is lucky to have his expertise on site! (click here to read more about Dr. Myhre)

staff_page_jayme_aundi_200Equine Care Staff

High Knoll's devoted equine care staff is here mornings, evenings and weekends, giving outstanding care to the horses.  They know each horse and owner well and ensure that all the horses get the individual attention and care they deserve.  Everyone at the stable appreciates all their hard work and all their days working in the snow, rain, and sun! 


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