I have been riding and showing horses close to my entire life! I was trained and mentored by my older sister, who was a state and national champion and would later become my 4-H adviser. I have tried my hand at all different forms of riding and showing, but my true passion and skill was always through Western pleasure, horsemanship, and showmanship.
I was a member of 4-H and competed in the Butler County Fair for over 10 years, winning multiple classes and never placing less than third throughout my career. I competed in both Grand Showman of Showmen as well as Grand Horseman of Horsemen. Some of my other achievements include qualifying and competing at least 6 times at the Ohio State Fair; I won in my age group twice and both times out of over 150 other competitors. I have also qualified and competed in The Quarter Horse Congress as well as numerous national American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) competitions.
I have a great understanding of what judges are looking for in a horse as well as the rider. I am also available for any kind of preparation for competitions, including banding, braiding, and tail extensions as well as simple "tricks of the trade," that only come with experience (for horse and rider preparation), riding attire, and pattern and rail work as well as the rider's showmanship, confidence, and appearance expected by judges.
Equally as important, is the training and structure of the horse being ridden. I can work with any skills that need to be improved upon using specific exercises to quickly and easily correct any mistakes or imperfections, simultaneously teaching the rider new techniques that can help them throughout their entire career. All of these techniques will help in the evolution of the rider and the horse as individuals and to eventually become a unit when they enter the arena.
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my profile. I love educating riders in something I have such a deep passion for and being able to see them grow and thrive in the arena. As stated in my information, I am willing to travel at most 25-30 miles, and my hours are flexible. Pricing is reasonable but will be discussed based on specific situation and needs of the rider. I hope to hear from some of you very soon!!