Meet Our Barn Crew

Dani Forney

Trainer - Instructor- Manager


Dani Forney is a Beginner to Advanced Equine Instructor here at Starry Night Stables. With the majority of her instruction in show jumping, cross country and hunter jumping. Dani's instruction is based in the balanced riding and good horsemanship allowing her students to have better form and confidence on and off their horses. Dani has been riding for 25+ years and has been instructing for 14 years. Jumping holds Dani's passion and the majority of her equine knowledge is rooted in the jumping arena. Dani has experience in eventing, show jumping, hunter pace, hunter jumper and she has even dabbled in some western riding. Dani is the perfect instructor for any child or adult ready to move forward in their riding or looking to learn more about Jumping. 

 Jamie Lynn Dice



Jamie Dice is a Equine Basics Instructor and Owner of Starry Night Stables. Jamie instructs intro/beginner into intermediate level students in basic horsemanship, balanced riding, basic equine training and equine husbandry. Setting up a rider to move into any discipline with ease, comfort and equine knowledge. Jamie has been riding for 25+ years and instructing for 12 years. Her equine experience are in Hunter Pace, Show Jumping, Extreme Trail, Western Pleasure, Western Trail, and Veterinary Medicine. Jamie also has a big hand in the horse rescue world, fostering, transporting and working with several rescue horses a year to help find them their forever homes. With extensive knowledge on the ground and in the saddle, Jamie is a wonderful instructor to start any child or adult in their equine instruction. 

Emily Ballenger

Instructor- Manager- Photographer


 Emily Ballenger Starry Night's Barn Manager & Equine Basics Instructor. Emily instructs intro/beginner level students in basic horsemanship, balanced riding and equine handling. Setting up a rider to move into any discipline with ease, comfort and equine knowledge. Emily has been riding for 20+ years, she was taught English and spent a few years with Howard pony club. She also helped train young thoroughbreds. Emily has experience in English and western, as well as training horses for under saddle. She is also a professional photographer that has photographed Preschools, Hunter Paces, as well as many other events and functions throughout MD, PA, and VA. With this knowledge Emily will also be continuing her photography business and basing it here at Starry Night! 

Equine Photographer