Molly ( MolliKins)

 *** Newest instructor***

 Molly is learning the ropes of being an instructor and so far is showing us that she enjoys "listening' to the student and parents and learning what they want coupled with what they need thru that.  She is also one to give awesome eye contact and giggles to help reassure the student that she is engaged with them.  Stay tuned for her journey as she progresses as an instructor. 

Molly  is best suited for: Beginner levels. ( with ambitions for higher levels) 

 (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


​​​​​Mrs. Bobbi ( Mom)

Bobbi is the owner and operator of Saddle Up & Ride.
She teaches all riders from beginner thru advanced with an emphasis on safety and handling emergency situations. She has been riding and working with horses just about all of her life and she participated in numerous horse show events mainly involving cattle. Bobbi learned to ride from her father and his legacy of riding and all he taught her is brought out in each lesson. Bobbi brings humor and catchy sayings to the lesson which helps the student recall situations as they relate.


Olivia ( Possum)

 Also like the other quiet and patient instructors, Olivia is a tiny little quiet package of grace and sweetness that comes out in every lesson.  She has the patience of a saint and works with students on the finer details of posture and forward thinking techniques.  Olivia is very strong  in teaching polished riding  before speed.   Olivia also understands and demonstrates how to overcome fears and hang ups too.  She is a valuable asset to getting the job done and not letting anything  hold you back on horsey dreams!   

Olivia is best suited for: Beginner to intermediate levels. ( with ambitions for higher levels)

  (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


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Danielle  ( Lil -Dee)

Danielle is an advanced riding instructor who concentrates her lessons on show events such as barrel racing, pole bending and etc.   She is tiny and quiet by nature but her horse handling skills are very large. This makes Danielle ideal for the student who is timid and really wants to learn in comfortable quietness.  Danielle is not one for bragging; and lets her know how and abilities do the talking.  She is also good for calming a high energy student because  she is always 'cool' under pressure. 

 Danielle is best suited for:   ALL RIDING LEVELS  

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)  




Isabella ( Kewpee-Dee)

 *** Newest instructor***
Isabella is learning the ropes of teaching students and seems to work well with frightened or hesitant kids who want the one-on-one attention.  Isabella is a strong and loving supportive type personality with a sweet baby-talk voice and Kewpie doll face ( hence the nickname) that makes you have to smile and be happy.  Stay tuned as she progresses thru her journey of instruction.

  Isabella is best suited for: Beginner levels. ( with ambitions for higher levels) 

 (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Jake ( Panda Bear)

 Jake is Ms. Bobbi's son and MANAGER of Saddle Up & Ride.

  He has a strong outgoing demeanor that  brings a lot of humor and patience to the students and the horses.  Jake delivers horsemanship and strong relationship techniques to the lessons which helps the beginners feel confidant and empowered.  Jake is also there for trail rides most of the time as a trail boss. 

 Jake is best suited for:  New or beginner riding levels as well as  "butterflies"  

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)  

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Sydney ( Slim Syd)

 Like the other quiet and patient instructors, Sydney has a super strong knack for working with students who balk or crumble under strong coaching.  Sydney is a calm coach and a stickler for the fine details that make a well rounded rider.  She does not harp on a student and instead gives both horse and student the right 'steady pressure' we teach so much. Sydney teaches polished riding  before speed.    

Sydney is best suited for: Beginner to intermediate levels. (with ambitions to go higher) 

 (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Maddie ( FiYah)

Maddie is our steady as she goes instructor that has that coach/teach drive in her that transfers into strong attention to details and a go-getter spirit!   She is sweet as pie and a hard worker!   Maddie has proven to work perfectly with both kids and adults and shows a student how to learn and enjoy learning at the same time.  This proves useful with kids who balk.  She has the demeanor that drives someone to do something without being pushy. 

Maddie is best suited for: All RIDING LEVELS

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)



 

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Isabelle (Izzy Bee)

 Isabelle has been working quite well with students who have ambitions in mind for future competitive riding with horses and wants to learn the new details on how that can come about.  Izzy Bee has a way of 'seeing' what can be done and making it happen.  Although not an advanced instructor yet, she has strong goals on making that happen and works tightly with the advanced instructors.  She loves what she does and has passion for it! 

 Isabelle is best suited for: Beginner to intermediate levels (with ambitions to go higher)

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Charles ( CJ)

Charles is  Ms. Bobbi's son and MANAGER of Saddle Up & Ride.

He has a quiet and steady demeanor who works patiently to improve on fine tuning certain skills or on pushing away any bad habits that have begun to form in students.  He is a stickler for details; but, he does not HARP on the students to fix or adjust themselves.  Instead, Charles will carefully and calmly get the job done. He is also a good example of how to stay focused and unshaken under tense moments.   

Charles is best suited for: New or beginner level riders &  "overly active' kids. 

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Marisol (Buttercup)

​​ *** Newest instructor***
Marisol  is learning the ropes of being an instructor and so far seems to be very suited for the job all around.  She has a good coach-like demeanor and couples it with humor and a gentle non- pushy way about her that is very settling to a new or green level rider.  Marisol is a stickler for proper equipment treatment and is very lovingly opinionated about that.   This make Arwen very happy (she is too).  Stay tuned for Marisol's journey as an instructor. 

Marisol  is best suited for: Beginner levels. ( with ambitions for higher levels)

  (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


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Arwen ( RockStar)

Arwen is an advanced riding instructor who concentrates her lessons on show events such as barrel racing, pole bending, cattle work, obstacles,  roping 101, and etc. Arwen has a larger than life demeanor and is fun and upbeat.    She also works heavily in the horsemanship and training aspect of  horses to include dealing with training issues in horses as well as "starting" a horse under saddle.  Arwen is a stickler for details when it comes to equipment and learning the proper ways to name & use them.  She also teaches how to train a horse to do things new or fix problems a horse delivers.  

Arwen is best suited for:  ALL RIDING LEVELS

 (please review riding levels and descriptions below)  




These "riding levels" are a loose quick definition of what we look for to gear our lessons plans on.  They are not "set into stone. "   They are mere guidelines.   Each instructor uses these to gain a "point of origin" with each student. 


Beginner Levels are:  Hunter Green, Mint Green, Mellow Yellow

Intermediate Levels are:  Goldie and Tangerine 

Advanced Levels are:  Red and Blue

* Note: advanced does not mean professional in any way, shape or form. 

It is just OUR guideline for us to gear student. 


Once student has mastered all levels; we usually encourage student to "higher learning" if they wish to pursue that. 

That requires  a pow-wow to see if student wants to take it further; and, it means a few phone calls to find the place/coach that fits. 

We are happy to help with this as we want ALL of our students to fulfill ALL horsey dreams! 


We recommend all students be at least on Red or Blue level before pursuing a horse of their own.

We will be here to guide student & family on that journey if that is your goal!

Jillian ( Jilly Bean)

 *** Newest instructor***: 

Jillian is learning the ropes of teaching students and works well  with most all of the different personality types of people and horses.  She is outgoing and sweet as well as strong minded and coach-like so far.  She seems to have zero trouble with teaching confidence and self assurance skills because she is loaded with them!  Stay tuned for more info on her as she progresses in her journey of instruction. 

Jillian  is best suited for: Beginner  levels. ( with ambitions for higher levels)

  (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Braiden ( Stitch)

 *** Newest instructor***
Braiden is learning the ropes of being an instructor and so far seems to be best suited to students who enjoy some playfulness mixed with hard work.  Her personality is a lot like Jake's and seems to like to use humor as an ice breaker with the ones she has worked with thus far.  Stay tuned for her journey as she progresses as an instructor. 

Braiden is  best suited for: Beginner levels. ( with ambitions for higher levels)

  (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)