Mary Charette was appointed the head coach of the UMass Dartmouth Equestrian program in 2012.
As a Junior, Charette qualified for all the major Equitation Finals on her well-known Dutch Warmblood "Jhoncorde" under the tutelage of Debbie Hoyt Banfield and Paul Valliere. After completing her junior years, she went to work for Jay Sargent at Sandy Point Stables in Portsmouth, R.I. as assistant rider and trainer and David Oliynyk of Oliynyk Show Sables, Inc. in Plainville, Mass. as barn manager before opening Claddagh Farm.
Charette is Co-Chairperson of the Rhode Island Equitation Committee and is a past President and senior board member of the Rhode Island Horseman's Association. She is also an NEHC rated judge.