...an eventer on a misson

Carla Tussey Peno         

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CTP Equestrian

Welcome to CTP Equestrian, a program for dedicated equestrians seeking guidance from lessons to the competition arena.


Hard-work and determination can take a small town girl to a big time playing field, right? Putting it to the test is Carla Tussey Peno, bringing a professional sporthorse program right here to State College, PA.

Many young riders aspire to reach the top levels of competition, some make it a career choice, and some actually make their dreams come true. CTP Equestrian is the result of years of motivation to do just that.

"I grew up in this wonderful town and I loved every minute of it. When I finished college at Penn State, I knew I needed to go somewhere I could immerse myself into sporthorse production, in particular eventing. I needed to learn and grow as a rider and trainer, and most of all understand what it takes to be a professional in this industry. I have accomplished that in my time in Maryland, the heart of USEA Area II. I believe there are plenty of skilled riders here in State College who are hungry for more eventing. There are top competitions just a few hours away, but it can feel like another universe if you don't have the resources to get there. My goal is to bridge that gap. I want to expose and educate the riders in central PA to eventing in a professional atmosphere. I want to develop horses who are well trained in all three phases. I want to work with riders who are serious about their goals here in State College, with the opportunity to test themselves at the many great horse trials Area II has to offer. In addition, I hope to provide a higher level of training to those riders interested in dressage and over fences regardless of discipline. I believe it's all built on a solid, classic foundation which you specialize further based on your interests. So I'm not just looking to work with eventers!" -Carla Tussey Peno