Country: United States
Time zone: UTC -7
Lesson price: 35 EUR
Training professionally since 1996, I have had the opportunity to work with students across the United States. I specialize in western but have successfully taught hunter on the flat, saddle seat, and dressage (both classical and western.) My passion is teaching and I focus on connection between horse and rider using biomechanics and visualization. I work riders hard but I always use positive reenforcement. Negativity benefits neither the rider nor the horse.
I began riding at age 6 at a hunter/jumper barn in CT. After a move to CA, I rode saddle seat for a while. When I was about 7 or 8 I fell in love with western as my main discipline. I was blessed to still be able to ride the other disciplines including work over fences. All of my equestrian education has been rooted in dressage principles thus my passion for that discipline as well. I have earned honors in the show arena in all these disciplines including a Regional Championship when attended Purdue University and competed on their Equestrian Team. Most recently I earned a Regional Championship in Western Dressage with a score of 73+
I have trained riders from ages 3 to 76. I have trained riders in hunter, saddle seat, western, equitation (all seats), showmanship, reining, ranch riding, dressage (classical & western.). My riders have earned at least a Regional championship in all of these disciplines and many have earned National titles. It has been too many years, too many riders, and too many titles to count. Even if the rider has no interest in showing, I still provide the highest quality of instruction. Every lesson I have ever given is highly personalized to the person's abilities, aptitude, and goals. I like to also focus on the emotions of riders, particularly if they are timid. I was timid when I started so I never lose patience when we have to take it slow. I know that taking it slow for some will lead to great confidence and future success!