About Me

I have been a professional equestrian instructor since 1968. Over the past several years I have focused on the exciting science of Brain-Based Teaching and Learning, and Student-Centered Learning. I use these concepts to coach entry-level student instructors as well as seasoned professionals in an effort to improve their skills and effectiveness. In addition, I regularly invite area instructors to events I call "Coffee and Conversation," where we share ideas, mentor new instructors, and develop updated tools for lesson programs.

For those who might be interested in knowing more about me, here are a few of my credentials:


PRESENTATIONS

2017  American Camp Association Mid-Atlantic Camp Conference

             The Teaching Process: Old-School to New-School

2016  Centered Riding Regional Education Day

             Transitioning from Old-School to New-School: The evolution of teaching

2016  Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Region 7 Conference

             The Biochemistry of Teaching and Learning

2016  Dressage4Kids – Lendon Gray's Weekend Educational Program

             Brain-Based Teaching and Learning

            Create, Don’t Wait for Teachable Moments

2016  Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)

            The Game of Pairs: Stick horse to real horse, learning made easier.

2014  Dressage4Kids – Lendon Gray's Weekend Educational Program

             Maximizing Learning


CERTIFICATIONS

American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA)

           Instructor (inactive)

Centered Riding Inc.

           Instructor

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center

           Instructor

Horsemanship Safety Association (HSA)

           Instructor

Huntlea Horse Center

           Instructor

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA)

           Instructor (inactive)

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)

            Mentor

Potomac Horse Center

          Instructor, Horsemaster

Virginia Wesleyan College

          Adjunct instructor, Chesapeake Therapeutic Program

MEMBERSHIPS

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)

American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA)

Centered Riding Association (CRA)

North Carolina Horse Council (NCHC)

Oldenburg Breeders' Society (OBS)

Southeastern Virginia Dressage Association (SVDA)

Tidewater Horse Council (THC)

United States Dressage Federation (USDF)

Virginia Dressage Association (VADA)