Heather has been teaching and instructing for over 30 years.
Heather grew up in southern California and her early years were spent on horseback. As a teenager, her summers involved working at equestrian camps and competing at local horse shows. During the school year, her extracurricular activities consisted of giving children and adults lessons, and exercising and training young horses.
From there, she went on to attend college in West Virginia, with a goal to major in Equine studies. She has worked with top riders and trainers in multiple disciplines, and enjoys combining techniques to find the best methods of communication between instructor, student, and horse.
Heather has a passion for teaching and helping people (young and old and anywhere in-between) develop skills and techniques for communicating with their horses. She enjoys encouraging her students and seeing them grow in confidence in their abilities.
Beginner lessons available for all ages 4 and up.
Lessons last one hour, and will include time to groom and tack up your horse, and care for your horse afterwards.
Private lessons are a great way to get individualized attention from your instructor and improve your riding ability.
Dressage and Hunter/Jumper lessons
Lessons will last approximately an hour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to groom and tack up your horse..
You may use one of our lesson horses and or tack, or bring your own horse (no haul-in fees)
We have lesson horses available for students without their own horses, and for anyone who would like to improve their confidence level by riding a trusted schoolmaster.
Harry is our gentle giant. He is a lovable 12 year old Morab gelding on loan to us from Auld MacDonald Arabians. Harry loves to teach the basics, and is trying his hand at teaching kids to jump. Whether you've been out of the saddle for a while, or never been in the saddle at all - Harry will take great care of you!
'Chief' is our lovable Appaloosa school master. A reserve HITS champion in his younger days... now at 22, he is our "been there, done that" steed. Chief has recently moved to Tucson and is continuing to show students the ropes. We certainly miss him around here!
Tizzy, an OTTB, has done her time on the track and in the polo field and has now (mostly) settled into her role as our advanced lesson horse. Tizzy is a magnificent mare with big, elegant movement. She is not a lesson horse for the faint-of-heart, but our advanced students love her bold way of going.