Riding Instructor Sentenced for Molesting Students Justin Tarr

Riding Instructor Sentenced for Molesting Students


A former dressage instructor pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing two horseback riding students at Hartwood Equestrian Center in Pennsylvania. Justin Tarr was sentenced to almost 12 months to 23 months in jail for his crimes against the teen girls.

Tarr pleaded guilty to a laundry list of charges including indecent exposure, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16 and unlawful contact with a minor. Also included in his plea, were two counts of endangering the welfare of children, indecent assault of a person younger than 16 and three counts of corruption of a minor.

After he is released from jail, Tarr must serve five years probation and register as a sex offender for life.

Tarr’s victims were both 14-years old when he sexually abused them in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

His wife, Alexandra Mayer-Tarr is a United States Dressage Federation Silver medalist. She continues to operate her dressage business out of the Glenshaw facility. The farm offers lessons, training, and horse boarding, according to its website.