Welcome Meg and Aly!
Warm Beach Camp is excited to welcome the new Assistant Horsemanship Director, Meg Rudy, and Barn manager, Aly Arnold!
Meg grew up at a camp near Spokane, Washington. Her parents were involved in the Horsemanship program, where Meg developed a love for horses and riding from a very young age. When her family moved to Idaho to run a ranch, she continued to ride horses and was involved in boarding and lessons. She is a CHA level 4 English with jump, a C2 in Pony Club, and participated in the Young Riders program. She studied under a Gran Prix Dressage rider in 2016-2017 and worked at a Dressage and Hunter and Jumper Barn in Maryland. Meg spent the last five summers running a Horsemanship Camp in New Mexico. Upon returning to Washington, Meg felt called to start anew in a familiar setting.
With camp culture near and dear to Meg, she is excited to be a part of the Warm Beach Camp community and is passionate about ministry, stating, “It is such a beautiful community; I am moved by it, and I love that the barn is fully embraced as its own ministry.” Meg is excited to see how God uses her in this new role and is enthusiastic about investing in the Horsemanship staff by training, educating, and supporting her team.
In Meg’s time outside of work, she is a freelance photographer who enjoys staying active by exploring the great outdoors and creating exciting vegetarian meals!
Aly was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and at the age of 12, she fell in love with riding. She has a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies and Equine Facilitated Therapeutics. Aly has had various positions working with horses, including teaching summer courses at a private barn, an assistant manager teaching lessons, and an assistant trainer in Dressage. While working with horses on the side, Aly recently worked for a non-profit group home in Maryland for children with disabilities.
She enjoys the Christ-centered community of Warm Beach Camp, particularly down at the barn. She explained, “I love how God is first here; it shows in how people treat one another and how the horses are treated. The respect for one another and the ministry we are doing is reflected in this environment.”Aly set out on a 40-hour road trip to Warm Beach Camp with her two dogs in tow, stopping off at various landmarks, with her favorites being the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore! Since arriving in Washington, she has fallen in love with the beauty of the PNW and enjoys staying active by paddle boarding, hiking, and working out. Aly is also an avid reader and read 65 books last year!
Welcome, Meg and Aly!