learned to ride as a child in California where she had
the opportunity to observe and learn the western and
techniques of Mexican horsemen or “vaqueros”.
a junior rider she also catch rode in all disciplines
for local horseman.
learned to drive and long line from Susan Harding, a
breeder of miniature horses.
In Indiana she worked with
her parents, breeding and training Arabian horses. While
in college she served as head instructor and directed
riding development at Red Cedar Center in Fort Wayne
Indiana Christine received instruction from Monte
Mendenhall. Monte was a great trainer of Arabian horses
in Dressage and Airs above ground, as well as the
traditional breed divisions of Region 13.
instruction encouraged and inspired Christine and
provided her with her first clients in the business.
Christine has attended clinics with George Morris during
her hunter/ jumper training to develop her skills under
the best eye in the business.
Christine has aided rider
and horse development for TRRC in Howard Co. Maryland.
is the NARHA premier accredited facility where Christine
served as a Registered Instructor.
Upon moving to Maryland,
Christine has trained and competed horses successfully
in all the sport horse disciplines: hunters, jumpers,
eventers and dressage. Christine still regularly coaches
riders who compete in all the horse sports. For
eight years, Christine trained with Janna Dyer.
Christine has also trained with Olympian, Debbie
has had a variety of teaching experiences that help to
guide and develop her students and their horses.
Christine’s teaching encourages and guides her students
through the training process in a comprehensive manner.
a diverse background in various equestrian disciplines
she is able to find the road that leads and aids each
horse and rider combination to success in the training
process and in the show ring.
a trainer Christine has experience and appreciates the
qualities that each breed has to offer. Her experiences
with everything from; draft-crosses, thoroughbreds,
warm-bloods to Arabians, have given her an open mind to
the needs of each horse she encounters.
has a reputation for succeeding with horses that are
deemed sensitive or difficult.
also loves working with mares and stallions in
competition and training.
feel free to
through the web site and learn more about my program. References
from owners and students are also available.