In 1995 my husband and I purchased 120 acres of undeveloped land with the objective of building a premier boarding, training and educational facility. We have achieved this objective by setting manageable goals for effective communication and building life skills for students ages 8 and up. The following is a summary of my equine education and service to the community
EQUINE EDUCATION & SERVICE
1985/PRESENT - Riding Instructor and Trainer of Western Dressage basic to advanced level Horsemanship skills, Clinician , Coach, Boarding Facility Owner, Public Speaker Advocate for Humane Treatment of Horses, Contributing Writer to the Horse Gazette and Other Related Publications.
2016 - Jan 2016 Improve your judges eye training. Instructed by Katrina Wuest-FEI level 5 international judge and competitor – Hosted by Austin dressage unlimited. Completed 2 day session of Classical Dressage education.
2015 - Conducted several American Competitive Trail Horse Association educational clinics and practice sessions
2015 - Received the National Association of Professional Woman – VIP Woman of the year award for her commitment of excellence to the equine community.
2014 - Held Horsie Gal get together at County Line Equestrian Center to strengthen the Horse Community
2013 – Held several educational clinics with focus on Dressage for the Western Horse – at County Line Equestrian Center – Hutto, Texas
2012 – Western Dressage Association of America – Train the Trainer Course Completion
Attended first annual convention of WDAA and preparing to attend second annual WDAA convention in Tulsa, OK.
2012 – Colt Starting Training – 10 Day Intensive Course with Clinton Anderson
1998 – 2000 – Dressage for the Western Horse, Hunt Seat Equitation, Training and riding pattern skills
Completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 with Internationally Recognized and Respected Judge
Clinician/Competitor – Lynn Palm Pitton-Rossun
2009 – 2010 Equine Body Works Certification of Achievement by Internationally acclaimed Instructor
Jim Masterson of Masterson Integrated Performance
2004 – Present AQHA Professional Horseman
2005 – Present APHA Professional Horseman and Trainer of Distinction
2003 Certification of Achievement – Equine Message Therapy – by Robin Chesa
1998 – 2000 Texas A & M University Week-End Short Courses on Mare and Foal Management, Feeding and Nutrition, Body Scoring, Barn management, Reading Horse Temperaments. Then Second Course Focused on Horsemanship Skills and Reining Basics Featuring the late Guy Stoops, Bob Avila, Jack Slack and others.
1998 – 2000 Dressage for the Western Horse, Hunt Seat Equitation Training, In-Hand and Seated (Riding Patterns), Completed Levels 1,2 and 3 with Internationally Recognized Trainer and Competitor Lynn Palm both in Michigan and Florida.
1986 - Attended a Week-End Training Class With Tommy Manion in Pilot Point, Texas.
1985 - 1994 Capitol Area Quarter Horse Association – Board of Directors and Ring Stewart. Lifetime member.
Other outreach functions