Burning Benjamins, LLC

fueling the passion for the horses we love

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Burning Benjamins offers training, boarding, instruction, showing, sales, clinics and bodywork for horse and rider.  Conveniently located within an easy drive to both Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., we specialize in eventing, dressage, jumping and retraining Off Track Thoroughbreds, but also work with all breeds and disciplines.  ICP certified trainer Chiantel Beaumont has been riding, training, competing and teaching for over 20 years and also has her Maryland Jockey Club Thoroughbred exercise license.  She has been a licensed bodyworker since 2001.  Equine and equestrian sports massage services and horse performance evaluations offered in addition to training/instruction.

References provided upon request.

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Diaz and Chiantel work with Eric Smiley spring 2015

Diaz and Chiantel work with Eric Smiley spring 2015

  • USEA ICP Certified Instructor
  • USEA Member
  • USPC Alumni
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • LMT and Certified Equine Massage Therapist
  • Licensed Exercise Rider, Maryland Jockey Club
  • Maryland Combined Training Association Member
  • Member of Goshen Hounds, Co-chair of Social Committee

Chiantel Davis Beaumont started riding on a wonderful Off Track Thoroughbred named Sneakers.  Those first lessons sparked a love for the Thoroughbred horse which has grown stronger with time.  She was given her first pony, a Connemara mare, for her 12th birthday and moved up to OTTBs, warmbloods and crossbreds within a couple years.  She gained immeasurable experience working for many years at family friends' farm and veterinary practice.  She showed in dressage, evented in USEA Area I and competed at local shows, and was an upper level Pony Club member fortunate enough to regularly ride with eventers such as Marshall Gray (right-hand person to Jack LeGoff, US Olympic Team), Mary O'Rourke (IRE) and Anna Monds (NZ) and Level IV Centered Riding Instructor Judy Cross.  

After attending the University of Maine, where she studied microbiology, Chiantel moved to Maryland to continue her education at Baltimore School of Massage and completed the Equissage program for Equine Sports Massage Therapy.  During this time, she married and started a family.  She and her husband, Mark, then returned to her home state of Maine where she actively rode, taught, trained, competed, served as the Disctrict Commissioner of Penobscot Pony Club for several years, and practiced bodywork for both horses and humans (see the CDB Bodywork page).  She is an active member of the USEA and USDF, and travels to Ocala for winter training and dressage tune-up.  Chiantel is a USEA ICP certified instructor and maintains CPR and First Aid certifications.  She and Mark recently returned to Maryland; Mark works for the US Maritime Adminstration, Chiantel got her Maryland Jockey Club exercise license to gallop racehorses, they joined Goshen Hounds , and their girls transferred Pony Clubs to Good Choice Riding Center Pony Club. Chiantel's training center is based in Clarksville, Maryland.