Simply 3-Day and Dressage is the dream that I have been talking about since I was a little girl growing up around a barn. I consider myself very lucky to be an individual who always said she wanted to be a horse trainer and now wake up in the morning doing what I always dreamed.
I began riding at the highly respected barn in Arizona, Central Arizona Riding Academy, CARA and from there I moved to Trojan Horse Ranch to focus more on upper level eventing with Andrew Popiel. At CARA and Trojan I not only learned how to ride but I also learned about horsemanship, sportsmanship and life. I can only hope that I can impart upon my students some of the joy that I have gained from learning about these amazing creatures.
When I was in college I returned to CARA and began teaching under the guidance of Dorie and Uli Schmitz, who still remain very close friends and mentors in my life. Dorie and Uli taught me to train through positive encouragement and patience. And with those principles in mind anything can be accomplished. Throughout my riding career I have had the privilege of training with some amazing individuals such as Gerd Zuther, Jean Moyer, David O’conner, Jack LeGoff, Yves Sauvignon, Dayna Lynd-Pugh, Jimmy Wofford, Janet Brown, Edgar Hotz, Robin Hahn and Stefan Peters. >From each of these trainers I was able to take something away with me that has only enhanced my understanding of the horse and opened doors to me that I never knew were there.
The bottom line is that I love to teach. To me there is no better feeling than to pass on something I have learned and to see a person understand something for the first time, to accomplish a goal, or simply enjoy the ride.
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