I will have earned (in April) my B.S. in Equestrian Science from William Woods University. I have experience working at breeding and training barns, and teaching lessons programs and summer camps. I plan to work on getting my PATH certification sometime after I graduate, and would be open to getting other certifications if an employer would prefer it.
I am an Equestrian Science Major at William Woods University, set to graduate in the last weekend of this April. My degree is focused on management, training, and lesson instruction. I love to teach! My primary discipline is hunter/jumper.
I grew up working at an equine rescue in Missouri, and have attended William Woods University for the last four years to earn (this April) my B.S. in Equestrian Science. I have taken classes on equine injury and care, stable and personelle management, teaching techniques, riding classes, and much more! I primarily ride hunter/jumper, but have also taken classes in dressage, saddle seat, and long lining/driving. I have worked many clinics and shows as a groom, and have had jobs working at both breeding and training barns. I am comfortable working with young/green horses, brood mares, studs, and rescue horses. Follow this link (https://www.vialivetext.com/showcases?title=RVFTJTIwTWFqb3IlMjBTaG93Y2FzZSUyMC0lMjBNYWRlbHluJTIwRW5kcmlqYWl0aXM=#/show/59e97dba46c8c71710000cb4) to see key highlights of my equestrian experiences around my time at WWU.
I have a passion for teaching anyone who wants to be able to ride and jump. My specialty is absolute beginners up through the intermediate level (2'6"-2'9" hunter/jumper). I am also very experienced with horse management and care, and am very comfortable running a facility of 10+ horses on a daily basis, from basic facility care and grooming to daily work and injury management. I am also comfortable working with very green horses on the basics of care and handling/riding.
My primary seat is hunter/jumper, and I prefer to ride and compete over fences below 3' (although I would like to raise that bar in the future). I love working day-in and -out with horses on ground work, work on the flat, ground poles and cavalettis, and then to jumping fences (individual, combinations, or courses). I enjoy project horses that need a little extra schooling before students can ride them. I also enjoy riding to keep a horse fit and ready to show or be used in lessons/clinics.
I have competed in schooling and recognized shows in the Greater St. Louis area, all under the 3' level. I have not had many opportunities to show yet, and am looking forward to expanding my showing career in the future. Much of my show experience is in taking students and fellow riders to shows and teaching, managing, and grooming for them (depending on the occasion). I prefer to help my students succeed and compete at shows rather than being in the show ring myself.
|Meadowcrest Farm||01/01/2018-01/04/2018||Sharon Lefarth (314)540-5330 7363 Hwy HH Catawissa MO 63015||Currently employed as an assistant instructor teaching beginner to intermediate hunt seat lessons on weekends; will be taking my students to several schooling shows this Spring before I graduate and move to Maryland. Please ask me before contacting.|
|Greymeadows Farm||01/05/2017-01/08/2017||Reva Danzig (740)551-9440 752 Clark Rd. Cutler, OH 45724||Worked at this pony breeding/training facility over the Summer in between school sessions. Handled daily care and farm maintenance, broodmare/foal/stud handling, and training medium ponies in hunter/jumper riding. Please ask me before contacting.|
|Virgil Helm Stables||01/12/2016-01/04/2017||Virgil and Sandra Helm (573)592-4988 8320 Old US Hwy 54 New Bloomfield, MO 65063||Worked at this saddlebred breeding and training facility during my Junior Spring semester at WWU. Duties included daily horse care/management, show grooming, stallion/broodmare handling. Please ask me before contacting.|
|Gayle Lampe||01/08/2016-01/05/2017||Gayle Lampe (573)592-4395 email@example.com 1 Univeristy Ave. Fulton MO 65251||Worked as a private and clinic groom; duties included horse care and management, grooming, and clinic horses prepped and put away every half hour for continuous riding. Managed office filing and communications. Please ask me before contacting.|
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