"According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a Bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don't care what humans think is possible."
I want Flying Bee Farms to be a place of possibility, of doing the impossible. Everyone's equine dreams are different, and equally valid. We want to provide those dreams with a place to take form and grow.
It's not just measured in ribbons and trophies, but the accomplishments, the confidence - the big and small steps we all take.
Riding had been so good to me and my family, as has in no small part, Mary Ann Brando, the manager of our farm. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Mary Ann Brando
General Manager/Lead Instructor
Mary Ann has over 45 years experience
managing, teaching, owning stables and showing horses and ponies. She takes a lot of pride in her stables, her students and horse care. She loves to teach all disciplines of riding; Dressage, Hunter and Jumper and Equitation.
Mary Ann's students have competed in local and national horse shows across the East Coast. She is now a PATH- certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Mary Ann is accepting new students and managing clinics and events at the farm.
Sarah Drews Harrison Marketing/Administration
Sarah has been riding since she was nine years old and began competing in the Equitation and Hunter rings when she was eleven. She has now been riding for over 20 years. It's been a constant in her life, bringing with it skills she uses every day; interacting with people, challenges, time management, and adversity. The Flying Bee is one of her favorite places to be - amazing animals, wonderful people and space to be yourself.
Lori Weiss is a graduate of The Lubin School of Business at Pace University with a degree in Marketing Management. An impassioned animal lover, she is mom to a Boston Terrier, Beetle Juice, a tiger cat, Mr. Charlie, and her Overo Paint, Merlin. Lori met Maryann and Robin over 20 years ago and they have been together ever since. Lori currently practices Dressage at the Bee!
Married for 35 years, Lori is an Interior Designer; her husband Ron, is an Architect. Lori is a mom to two kids, a son Taylor and daughter, Madison. Tragically, their family lost Madison in August of 2021, at the age of 28.
In her memory, they formed a 501(c)3, the “Madison Rose Fund for Therapeutic Riding.” It is their aim to provide financial support to the Therapeutic/Adaptive Riding program at Flying Bee Farms to help people from all walks of life, young or old, whether atop a horse or beside, find new abilities.
As C.S. Lewis once stated, “You are never too old to set another goal, or dream a new dream!