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Danielle 

Danielle is an intermediate thru 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.   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)  





Charles

Charles is a quiet and steady 'smooth operator' 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.  That is an invaluable tool to teach when dealing with horses. 


Charles is best suited for:

hunter green level, mint green level, mellow yellow level, goldie level and  "butterflies"

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Our Instructors and Staff


Brooke

Miss Brooke is the happy go lucky instructor that works very well with kids who seem to have some worries or fears or will not open up to new people very well.  She has a knack for drawing out what needs to be  and getting her students to relax and enjoy what they are doing.  She loves to make the lessons fun and even exciting when the student is ready.   

Brooke is best suited for:

hunter green level, mint green level, mellow yellow level, goldie level. "butterflies"

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


​​​​Mrs. Bobbi

Bobbi is the owner and operator of Saddle Up & Ride and 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. She has been a riding instructor since 2009. 


Sophia

Sophia is a wonderful instructor who teaches (mostly but not exclusively) the itty bitty ones in their very first lessons.  She has a happy go lucky sunny personality that transfers into giant smiles every lesson she does!  Sweet and Gentle-natured, Sophia will ease the fears of any student taking their first lesson.   She is a thorough instructor & her sweet demeanor leads each lesson with ease! 

  Sophia is best suited for:

hunter green level, mint green level, mellow yellow level, goldie level, "teeny tiny ones", and  "butterflies"

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


Maddie

Maddie is a softball player turned horse enthusiast.   She 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 is new to Saddle Up & Ride as an instructor  so we will update her profile as her style develops 

  Sophia is best suited for:

hunter green level, mint green level, ( and more as her teaching develops)

(please review riding levels and their descriptions below)


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Lauren

  Lauren earned overall champion in English and also competed on mounted police horses.  Now, Lauren is competing in events such as barrels and pole bending. Her specialty is fine tuning the riders with balance techniques to gain control and a good 'seat'.  Lauren has a very keen eye for the finest of details, making her ideal for polishing riders up!   

​Lauren is best suited for:
Goldie level, Tangerine level, red level, blue level.

 (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)

CONGRATS TO LAUREN ON WINNING CHSA Buckle Series  JUNIORS RESERVE CHAMPION Two Years Running as well as TLFA 5D Champion and Martha Josey Reserve  Champ 3D


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Linda​  (a.k.a.  "Crush's Mom")

Linda is  a longtime dedicated horse person and he​r help and advice has been valuable to us all over the many years.  Her approach towards teaching is to show the rider how to get into what makes a horse tick.  She will help her students gain a decent grasp on 'why' we do what we do.  Linda has a special insightful way of calming horses and gaining their trust and she passes that along to all of us.  

Linda is best suited for:

  hunter green level, mint green level, mellow yellow level, goldie level, "butterflies"

  (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)

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Jake 

 Jake is Ms. Bobbi's son and his teaching style is very similar to hers.  He brings a lot of humor and patience and gentle care 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:
  Newbies, hunter green level, mint green level,  "butterflies"
  (please review riding levels and their descriptions below)  

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