Colleen has 15 years’ experience teaching young riders in 4-H clinics and camps in Southern New Jersey. Since her move to Indiana, she has been instructing Tippecanoe County riders in local 4-H, as well as adults who want to ride either competitively or for recreation. Colleen stays up-to-date in the latest riding developments by auditing clinics, attending interdisciplinary lessons, and reading new equestrian articles and materials.
As a competitor herself, Colleen understands what it takes to be a great rider. She has been competing since the age of 7, and has been involved with horses even longer than that. Her competition history includes 4-H Open shows, New Jersey State horse shows, APHA and PtHA breed shows. She has competed in a number of areas, including equitation, hunter hack, trail, poles, barrels, showmanship, versatility, reining, and Western and English pleasure.
A strong focus on proper balance, coupled with Colleen’s natural passion and her strong teaching intuition, creates a safe environment in which students can learn effectively. All of Colleen’s lessons are centered on the rider. She helps her students study the communication between horse and rider and provides well-rounded instruction in riding and equitation.