If you want to talk with a former MM student, here I am. I attended Meredith Manor in the early '90s.
Meredith Manor is an elaborate fraud. Your money would be put to better use as toilet paper.
1. I have yet to find a college or university that will accept MM credit.
2. I have yet to meet a graduate gainfully employed BECAUSE or in spite of their MM degree. -This exclude MM employees.
3. All positive reviews I've read on MM were either written by employees or students desperate to believe they aren't being cheated. Magazine articles are very often unobjective since their sources are either interviews with MM staff or info-mercial style articles written by MM staff.
4. I have yet to meet an employer that has something positive to say about a MM graduate.
The facilities are crap. The horses, though often decent enough are rescue horses, student horses, etc. The one or two premium horses you will only ride if MM needs to impress you or your parents. If you need to impress MM, forget about it. They have too many students and parents to impress first. Yes, they are very mercenary. The instructors are under qualified. Some very much so.
I'm not the only graduate that feels this way about MM. If you were even tempted to go to Meredith Manor, stop, turn around and run away, very fast. They are complete frauds, that are only after your money. Get yourself a real degree, from a real accredited college or university, preferably in business management so you can run a farm. Better horsemanship can be learned for next to nothing as a working student. If you want certification, go to Britain and become a working student and take the British Horse Society exams. It'll cost you pennies to the dollar what a MM certificate will cost and is far more widely recognised.