I am so excited to announce that I have passed my testing and am now the first USDF Certified Instructor in the state! The past year has been very intense. I have grown so much, learned so much, met so many great people...and feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders with this honor. It has been a goal of mine to achieve USDF Certification since the first time I gave a riding lesson, just over seven years ago. I have learned a lot in these past seven and a half years, and promise to represent this Certification to the very best of my ability. I will continue to work to develop my skills as a rider and instructor, with the framework of the Classical System as my guide. I can't thank those who have championed me along the way enough. It takes a village, and I have not earned this accreditation without the help and sacrifice of others along the way who cared about me. Many thanks, to all the horses I've ridden, the riders I've taught, the friends who wrote recommendations, the friends who went out of their way to be of assistance to me, and most especially to my husband, who believed in me. I know I still have so much more to learn, and am so happy to have this outstanding program as a guide to my further development. Onward and upward!
|Frisco at 8 hours old|