Experience

Up Centered Riding Egoscue University Cowboy Dressage Experience

Testimonials Press Acknowledgements

Elaine brings over twenty-five years of teaching experience and studies
to every lesson, lecture, clinic and show.

Please take your time to peruse. Or, here's a quick click to catch up with the herd at the bottom of the page.

 

Elaine Meredith Steele

Employment:

1990 - PresentElaine Meredith Steele, Clinician
Self Employed: Trinergy Riding Instruction LLC 
d.b.a. Elaine Meredith Steele
d.b.a. Horse Courses

Richland WA
Horseback Riding Instructor
Certified Centered Riding® Clinician
Cowboy Dressage® Recommended Judge
Cowboy Dressage® Clinician Level 1
Symposium and Expo Presenter
Event Planner

  • 2016 currently includes a Cowboy Dressage® clinic in Grandview WA. Also judging 2016 Pendleton OR and Walla Walla WA Schooling Shows and a Sanctioned Cowboy Dressage Show in West Lynn OR.
  • Currently overseeing monthly Cowboy Dressage® Practice Gatherings. Gave presentations on "Cowboy Dressage® from the Judge's Viewpoint" during January Introduction to Cowboy Dressage events in 2015 and 2016.
  • Offering Centered Riding® monthly clinics in Arlington WA and semi-annually clinics in Yakima WA - both to western and dressage riders - plus an annual clinic in Yellow Springs OH - western, hunt seat and three day event riders.
  • Personal Horse Affairs Assistant to Jean Rhodes since 2013 and currently rider of Rhodes River Ranch quarter horses, Spooky Tunes, Bucky and Extremely Smart, for Cowboy Dressage Gatherings and Shows at Brasada Ranch OR, Spanaway WA, Colville WA and for Finals in Rancho Murieta CA. (Thanks guys!!)
  • Event planning consultant to Rhodes River Ranch for 2013 Vitor Silva's Pacific Northwest Tour.
  • Event organizer and marketing writer for the 2012 Centered Riding® Educational Symposium in Arlington WA plus presenter of "Top Tips for Teaching" demo, and presentation demo rider for Level IVs, Sally Haney, Karen Irland and Sam Morrison.
  • Prior domestic clinic locations include Yellow Springs OH, Salmon ID, Bozeman MT, St. Maries ID, Spokane WA, Oso WA, Selah WA, Irrigon OR, Pasco WA, Richland WA
  • International clinic locations have included Stockport, Kent and Devonshire in England and The Borders in Scotland.
  • Demonstration instructor and presenter of "Using Centered Riding® in the Western Discipline" for 2007 International Centered Riding® Symposium in Brattleboro VT
  • Co-chair the 2005 International Centered Riding® Symposium and call the attendee drill team
  • Presenter and demo lesson instructor at Central Washington Hunter/Jumper Association Two Day Equi Fair and Early Bird Open 2004 at the Yakima WA fairgrounds 
  • BCHWAPresented groundwork sessions illustrating the value of "people training", demonstration Centered Riding® lessons, and provided exhibitor's booths at the 2002, 2003 and 2006 Back Country Horsemen of Washington's annual Three Day Rendezvous
  • Gave slide overlay presentation on "Centered Riding® Goes West" at the 2002 International Centered Riding® Symposium in Brattleboro VT
  • Taught breakout session on "The Four Basics and the Three Gaits of the Western Horse" at the 2000 International Centered Riding® Symposium at the University of Delaware
  • Presented talk on Western saddles, rode in Western Demo Lesson taught by Sally Haney and premiered new Hidden Creek Ranch video featuring my lessons at the 1997 Centered Riding® Educational Weekend in Brattleboro VT
  • Authored several articles printed in the "Centered Riding® News"


Feb 1993 - Nov 2005Elaine Loping Mule
Hidden Creek Ranch
Harrison ID
Senior Riding Instructor
Public Relations and Corporate Sales
Barn Manager from Nov 1999 - Nov 2002 and Aug - Oct 2005

  • Supervise the wranglers (about 8-10 on staff during the summer season) and the general care of the herd (90+ horses in summer, 60+ in winter)
  • Oversee barn operations, organize guest rides and saddle assignments, assist in matching riders to horses
  • Facilitate a 3½ hour fun rodeo (aver. 20 riders) each week
  • Guide trail rides for adults and children - summer and winter
  • Present a 1 hour horseback riding orientation/demo (approx. 500 adults annually)
  • Develop the Ranch's Centered Riding® group lesson program
  • Teach three 2½ hour group lessons (averaging twelve students) combining Centered Riding® Basics, groundwork, arena riding and trail - for twenty-four weeks each year
  • Organize and annually coordinate two Centered Riding® Instructor / Open Clinics
  • Drive draft horse team - two up - for wagon rides and teach ground driving lesson
  • Train the staff teamsters (seven drivers in various stages) and supervise the team's training/exercise program
  • Oversee the group lesson program with five on staff instructors
  • Contact editors and journalist to spark editorial coverage for the Ranch and its corporate training division, Unitree
  • Text development for brochures, websites, ads, listing copy, press releases, story ideas and feature articles
  • Write a riding related article annually for the Ranch newsletter
  • Represent the Ranch to overseas tour operators at the annual Rocky Mountain International Roundup
  • Assisted in meeting planning, organization and implementation of the 1996 Dude Ranchers Association Annual Meeting held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort
  • In-house planner for corporate retreat programs
  • Create corporate sales pricing Excel spreadsheet
  • Facilitate high ropes and team building elements on the Ranch's Ultimate Adventure Challenge Course for weekly guests, corporate groups and Body, Mind & Spirit Foundation Healing Retreats
  • Lead daily intermediate fitness hikes
  • Member of the Ranch Council

1988 - 1992
Self Employed 
d.b.a. Sweetwater Saddlery

Merritt MI
Saddle Repair & Leatherwork

  • General repairs and refurbishing on Western and English saddles
  • Specialized repairs to the rigging, inner construction & trees of both English and Western saddles
  • Custom piecework (ex: reindeer hide English saddle pad, English bridle, tooling)
  • Also trained several green ponies to sulky and saddle

1983 - 1986
Self Employed
Merritt MI
Goat Milk Dairy

  • Grade A goat milk production
  • Goat milk co-operative member farm
  • Put up hay, raised pigs and chickens, grew garden for personal use

1976 - 2007
Various miscellaneous jobs: telecommute adventure travel public relations representative, grant writer, farm wife, wreath maker, waitress, baker, sailboat repair, golf course construction, landscape maintenance, sailboat sales
Richland WA, Harrison ID, Merritt MI, Houghton Lake MI, Toledo OH, Cincinnati OH

Education:


Mar 2013 - Present: Egoscue Method Postural Alignment Specialist Certificate Training
Egoscue University
11988 El Camino Real Suite 160
San Diego CA 92130

May 2006 - Sept 2009: Completed Multimedia Design Certificate Program
Sessions Online Schools of Art and Design
350 7th Avenue, Suite 1203
New York NY 10001

1977 - 1978: Graduated Magna cum Laude Associates Degree Ornamental Horticulture
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
3520 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati OH 45223

1975 - 1976: Music Composition Major, French Horn Secondary
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Mary Emery Hall
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati OH 45221-0003

1970 - 1974: Graduated Honor Society
Belmont High School
2323 Mapleview Avenue
Dayton OH 45420

Centered Riding® Instructor Course and Alumni Updates:

May 2015
Instructor Update #17
New Instructor Course Part II / Alumni Instructor Update Clinic
K.I.S.S. Equestrian Center, Galt, California
Apprentice, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Susan Harris, Senior Level IV

Nov 2012
Instructor Update #16
Alumni Instructor Update Clinic
Rhodes River Ranch, Arlington, Washington
Apprentice, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Apr 2012
Instructor Update #15
Alumni Instructor Update Clinic
Rhodes River Ranch, Arlington, Washington
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Clinician UpdateJuly 2008
Instructor Update #14
Level III & IV Clinician's Update
Walnut Hill Farm, Maumee, Ohio
Apprentice, updating instructor, riding and driving participant (Thank you Merlin and Mr. Bill:) 
Four day training by Level IVs, Susan Harris, Peggy Brown and Gail Field

Sept 2005
Instructor Update #13
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Apprentice, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Clinicians UpdateNov 2004
Instructor Update #12
Level III & IV Clinician's Update
Welcome Home Farm, Greene, Maine
Apprentice, participating instructor, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sue Leffler and Judy Cross-Strelke. Road trip with Sue Leffler:)

Sept 2003
Instructor Update #11
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Apprentice, participating instructor, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Sept 2002
Instructor Update #10
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Assist, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Oct 2001
Instructor Update #9
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Participating instructor, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Oct 2000
Instructor Update #8
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

May 2000
Instructor Update #7
Instructor Course / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Assist, participate in instructing, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

Oct 1999
Instructor Update #6
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV, assisted by Karen Irland

May 1999
Instructor Update #5
Alumni Instructor Course / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Assist, participate in instructing, updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

October 1998
Instructor Update #4
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV

October 1997
Instructor Update #3
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV, assisted by Karen Irland

October 1996
Instructor Update #2
Alumni Instructor Update / Open Clinic
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV, assisted by Karen Irland

December 1994
Instructor Update #1
Alumni Instructor Update Clinic
Springfield, Missouri
Updating instructor, rider participant 
Four day training by Sally Haney, Senior Level IV, assisted by Lucile Bump
Also contributions from additional Level IV attendees Sue Leffler and Ellie Jensen

Mar & Apr 1992
New Instructor Course
Part I and Part II New Instructor Course - Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Augusta, Michigan
Participating instructor applicant, rider participant 
Seven day training by Centered Riding® Founder, Sally Swift
Assisted by apprentices, Robin Brueckmann and Wendy Murdoch

Riding Clinics, Lessons and Seminars Attended:

Aug 2016
Cowboy Dressage® Four Day Clinic with Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Western Sky Equestrian Center, Redmond, Washington
Participating rider (Axel, you are a gem!)

Aug 2016
Professional Cowboy Dressage® Clinic. Four days with Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Lyn Ringrose-Moe, Garn Walker and Wyatt Paxton, the Cowboy Dressage World Partners.
Brasada Ranch, Powel Butte, Oregon
Participating rider (Wow, Axel :-) This was an amazing clinic!

June 2016
Cowboy Dressage® Three Day Clinic with Garn Walker
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Rider participant (Axel, we will get this...)

May 2016
Centered Riding New Instructor Course Part II / Alumni Update with Susan Harris
K.I.S.S. Equestrian Center, Galt, California
Attend final three days. Apprentice and ride (How fun was this Raider?)

May 2016
Cowboy Dressage® School of Horsemanship Five Day Training with Eitan Beth-Halchmy
Wolf Creek Ranch, Grass Valley, California
Rider and auditor for a second week this spring. (Thanks for stepping in, Raider)

May 2016
Cowboy Dressage® School of Horsemanship Five Day Training with Eitan Beth-Halchmy
Wolf Creek Ranch, Grass Valley, California
Round pen ground work and long lining. Rider and auditor of round pen work. Participating rider in challenge court arena maneuvers and tests. (Thank you for making the long trip to CA, Bucky!)

May 2016
Cowboy Dressage® Three Day Clinic with Lyn Ringrose-Moe
Sequel Farms, Sisters, Oregon
Participating rider. (Bucky, let's nominate Lyn as an Honorary Centered Riding Instructor:-)

Apr 2016
Cowboy Dressage® Two Day Clinic with Dale Rumens-Partee
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Rider participant (Thank you Bucky! Yes, and you, too, Cowboy:-)

Aug 2015
Cowboy Dressage® Three Day Retreat with Dale Rumens-Partee
Washington State Horse Park, Cle Elum, Washington
Rider participant (Go Tunes!!) with arena manuever practice and trail riding.

May 2015
Cowboy Dressage® Two Day Clinic and One Day Schooling Show with Dee Myers and Mitch & JoLinn Hoover
Columbia River Equestrian Center, Irrigon, Oregon
Participating clinic rider, participating show rider. (Thank you, Bud!!) Scribe for Dee Myers during schooling show

May 2015
Cowboy Dressage® School of Horsemanship Five Day Training with Eitan Beth-Halchmy
Wolf Creek Ranch, Grass Valley, California
Rider and auditor of round pen and challenge court arena maneuvers and tests. (Thank you, Indy!)

Sheila VarianApr 2015
"The Varian Way" Two Day Clinic with Sheila Varian
Varian Arabians, Arroyo Grande, California
Participate in horse groundwork and riding. (Thank you Danika!! And Brett and Margie Becker for bringing her for me to ride!)

Apr 2015
Centered Riding New Instructor Course Part I with Susan Harris
K.I.S.S. Equestrian Center, Galt, California
Three days. Apprentice. 

Mar 2015
Cowboy Dressage® One Day Clinic with Dale Rumens-Partee and Kasey Monty
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Rider participant (Thank you Tunes!) Judge for Welcome Ring schooling show

Feb - Current 2015
Groundwork, Horsemanship and Cowboy Dressage® Training with Dale Rumens-Partee
Strong Tower Stables, Monroe, Washington
Participate in lessons on groundwork handling, ground liberty, riding and dressage maneuvers

Dr. Robert Miller and DebbieNov 2014
Cowboy Dressage® World Gathering and Finals Show
Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, California
Participate as scribe and learner judge

Sept 2014
Cowboy Dressage® Judge's Three Day Bootcamp with Lyn Ringrose-Moe
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participating learner judge

Push CowsSept 2014
Cowboy Dressage® Three Day Retreat at the V6 Ranch with Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Lyn Ringrose-Moe, Garn Walker and John Varian
V6 Ranch, Parkfield, California
Participating rider on three daily trail rides, two days of Cowboy Dressage® maneuvers and tests, plus a day of mountain trail and working cattle. (Thank you, Remedy. I always wanted to carry the dog :-)

Aug 2014
Cowboy Dressage® Two Day Clinic with Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Little Bear Creek Ranch, Astoria, Oregon
Rider, auditor and trail rider (Thank you, Bud! And especially for your bravery camping and riding at Long Beach!!)

Light Hands HorsemanshipMay 2014
Light Hands Horsemanship Clinic
Santa Inez, California
Audit presentations with Jack Brainard, Dr. Robert Miller, DVM., Jon Ensign, Richard Winters, Rick Lamb, Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Sheila Varian, Lester Buckley, and Katrina Sanders.

Cowboy DressageMay 2014
Cowboy Dressage® School of Horsemanship Five Day Training with Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Wolf Creek Ranch, Grass Valley, California
Rider and auditor of round pen and challenge court arena maneuvers and tests (Thank you, Sante Fe, Cheyenne and Indy!!!)

Mar 2014
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts - Ten Days with Vitor Silva and Julie Bottom
Sons of the Wind Farms, Stuart, Florida
Classical dressage immersion: two riding lessons, one long-line lesson, audit lessons, observe training and groom. Hostess public Open House and "play piano" for two performances;)

Sept 2013
Vitor Silva Pacific Northwest Tour
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Seven day engagement. Audit horse unload, three day's lessons (Thank you Tunes!!!), one day forum and three performances. Help backstage on one performance.

May 2013
Light Hands Horsemanship Clinic
Santa Inez, California
Audit presentations with Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Sheila Varian, Lester Buckley, Jack Brainard, Rick Lamb, Dr. Robert Miller, DVM., Richard Winters and Jon Ensign.

Mar 2013
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts - Ten Days with Vitor Silva and Julie Bottom
Sons of the Wind Farms, Stuart, Florida
Rider, long-line, auditor, field trip to Wellington, FL:)

Equine BodyworkFeb 2013
Equine Quantum Transformational Bodywork One Day Clinic with Dr. Suzan Seelye, DVM
Yelm, Washington
Hands on participant with people and horses

Feb 2013
Western States Cowboy Dressage® Two Day Weekend
The Expo, Medford, Oregon
Audit presentations and demonstration rides with Dr. Robert Miller, DVM., Lyn Ringrose-Moe, Garn Walker, Susan Tomasini, Jeff Sanders, Eitan and Debbie Beth-Halachmy.

Feb 2013
Cowboy Dressage® Judging Orientation
The Expo, Medford, Oregon
Audit half day of presentations by Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Lyn Ringrose-Moe, Susan Tomasini, Garn Walker, Jeff Sanders and Debbie Beth-HalachmySally Haney Teaches

Karen Irland TeachingNov 2012
International Centered Riding® Symposium with Keynote Speaker, Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Organize event, presenter, demonstration rider, attend conference, work conference office registrationSam Morrison Teaches

Oct 2012
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts - Eight Days with Vitor Silva and Julie Bottom
Sons of the Wind Farms, Merrimac, Massachusetts
Rider, in-hand, long-line, auditor

Apr 2012
Cowboy Dressage® Two Day Clinic with Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Audit, ride lesson, ride schooling class.Eitan

June 2012
Vitor Silva Three Day Classical Dressage Clinic
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Rider and auditor.

May 2012
Centered Riding® Hunt Seat Lessons with Adriene Kramer, Level II
The Riding Centre, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Rider and instructor.

Apr 2012
Advanced Centered Riding® Two Day Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Level IV
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Rider, auditor.

Apr 2012
Western Dressage Schooling Classes with Eitan Beth-Halachmy
Fire Run Farm, Snohomish, Washington
Audit half day.

Aug 2011
Advanced Centered Riding® Two Day Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Level IV
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Rider, auditor. Plus one hour private lesson.

Apr 2011
Andre Ganc Two Day Classical Dressage Clinic
Jackass Mountain Ranch, Eltopia, Washington
Audit.

Mar 2011
Vitor Silva Three Day Classical Dressage Clinic
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Ride and audit.

Oct 2010
Centered Riding® Hacking Lesson with Adriene Kramer, Level II
The Riding Centre, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Trail rider.

Apr 2010
Combo Alexander Technique and Centered Riding® All Level Update / Open Clinic with Level IVs, Sally Haney, Mary Fenton and Gail Field
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Four days. Apprentice, rider, participating instructor. 

Oct 2010
The Rider's Seat One Day Clinic with Tom Nagel
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant and rider

May 2010
Dressage Lesson and Ground Trail Lesson with Susan Dudasic
Whitewater Therapeutic And Recreational Riding Association, Salmon, Idaho
Lessons with Ginger Mule

May 2010
Beginner Centered Riding® Jump Lesson with Adriene Kramer, Level II
The Riding Centre, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Rider. Thanks again Jeb!

Apr 2010
Centered Riding® Update / Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Four days. Apprentice, rider

Oct 2009
Centered Riding® Hunt Seat Lesson with Adriene Kramer, Level II
The Riding Centre, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Rider.

Oct 2009
The Rider's Seat Two Day Clinic with Tom Nagel
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant and rider

May 2009
Beginner Centered Riding® Jump Lesson with Adriene Kramer, Level II
The Riding Centre, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Rider. Thanks Jeb!

Apr 2009
Centered Riding® New Instructor Course Part II / Alumni Update Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Four days. Apprentice, student rider

Mar 2009
The Rider's Seat Three Day Advanced Clinic with Tom Nagel
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant, rider, participating instructor

Tom NagelOct 2008
The Rider's Seat Three Day Clinic with Tom Nagel, Sally Haney and Karen Irland
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant, rider, participating instructor

Oct 2008
All Level Centered Riding® Update / Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Four days. Apprentice, rider

June 2008
The Rider's Seat Two Day Clinic with Tom Nagel
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant and rider

May 2008
Three Day Open Centered Riding® Clinic with Sue Leffler, Level IV
Fargo, North Dakota
Apprentice, one riding lesson, two Balimo lessons

Dawn RuthvenMay 2008
Two and Half Day Open Centered Riding® Clinic and Lecture with Dawn Ruthven, Level IV
Crescendo Farms, Beaverton, Oregon
Apprentice, ride

Feb 2008
Lesson with Karen Irland, Level IV
Woodway, Washington
Rider, audit horse groundwork

Nov 2007
International Centered Riding® Symposium
Brattleboro, Vermont
Presenter, attend conference, work conference office registration

Oct 2007
The Rider's Seat Part II Two Day Clinic with Tom Nagel
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant and rider

Sept 2007
SASS Mounted Shooting Event
Horn Rapids Park, Richland, Washington
Audit

June 2007
The Rider's Seat Part I with Hyoid Two Day Clinic with Tom Nagel
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant and rider

Tom NagelJan 2007
Defining the Rider's Seat Two Day Clinic with Tom Nagel and Karen Irland
Rhodes River Ranch, Oso, Washington
Participant and rider

Nov 2006
International Centered Riding® Symposium
Brattleboro, Vermont
Attend conference, work conference

July 2006
All Level Instructor Update / Open Clinic with Susan Harris, Level IV assisted by Dawn Ruthven and Donna Snyder Smith
Bar W Ranch, Murphy, Oregon
Apprentice, rider

June 2006
Open Two Day Centered Riding® and Centered Driving® Clinic with Peggy Brown, Level IV
Golden Horse Farm, New London, Ohio
Apprentice, participating buggy balancer:)

Nov 2005
All Level Centered Riding® Instructor Update / Open Clinic with Lucile Bump, Level IV assisted by Mitzi Summers and Sally Haney
Southmowing Stables, Guilford, Vermont
Apprentice, participating clinician, rider

Sally SwiftNov 2005
International Centered Riding® Symposium
Brattleboro, Vermont
Co-chair, attend conference, participating presenter

Aug 2005
Ray Hunt Clinic
Spokane, Washington
One day audit

Apr & May 2005
Centered Riding® New Instructor Course / Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Seven days. Apprentice, rider

Nov 2004
International Centered Riding® Symposium
Brattleboro, Vermont
Attend conference

Apr & May 2004
Centered Riding® New Instructor Course / Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Seven days. Apprentice, open clinic instructor, rider

May 2003
Open Centered Riding® Clinic with Karen Irland, Level IV Apprentice
Otis Orchards, Washington
Half day audit

Demo LessonOct 2002
International Centered Riding® Symposium
Brattleboro, Vermont
Attend conference and participate as a speaker

May & June 2002
Centered Riding® New Instructor Course / Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Seven days. Assist, ride and participate in instructing

Oct 2001
Open Centered Riding® Clinic with Karen Irland, Level IV Apprentice
Rathdrum, Idaho
One day audit and assist

Aug 2001
Open Centered Riding® Clinic with Karen Irland, Level IV Apprentice
Rathdrum, Idaho
One day audit and assist

April & May 2001
Centered Riding® New Instructor Course / Open Clinic with Sally Haney, Senior Level IV
Hidden Creek Ranch, Harrison, Idaho
Seven days. Assist, ride and participate in instructing

April 2001
One Day Semi Private Driving Clinic with Michael Nagle
Princeton, Idaho
Participate in driving four abreast, two-up, unicorn and four-up hitches

Nov 2000
Three day training with Saundra Code-Cabell
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Participate as riding (English) student, auditor, participating instructor

Nov 2000
International Centered Riding® Symposium
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Attend conference, break out sessions and riding lesson demonstrations
Participating instructor

Nov 2000
Audit four private lessons taught by François Lemaire de Ruffieu
Southmowing Stables, Brattleboro, Vermont
Discuss observations with Sally Swift and Sally Haney

Nov 2000
Personalized three day training with Karen Irland - Centered Riding® Level III Clinician
Lake Ann, Michigan
Riding (English) student, six step pre-ride horse warmup from the ground, audit lessons

August 1997
Centered Riding® Annual Meeting and Educational Weekend
Brattleboro, Vermont
Attended meetings, sessions and riding demonstrations
Participating speaker and Western demonstration rider

Bodywork Workshops, Lessons and Body Therapy

Feb 2013
Joy and Balance from the Inside Out One Day Clinic with Dr. Suzan Seelye, DVM
Yelm, Washington
Participant to explore neuronet and bodymap

Tom NagelJune 2010
Zen Body Therapy Rider's Tune-up
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork with Tom Nagel

Oct 2009
Zen Body Therapy Rider's Tune-up
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork with Tom Nagel

Mar 2009
Zen Body Therapy Rider's Tune-up
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork with Tom Nagel

Oct 2008
Zen Body Therapy Rider's Tune-up
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork with Tom Nagel

Oct 2008
The Alexander Technique
Harrison, Idaho
Lesson with June Chadwick

June 2008
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Session #12 with Tom Nagel

Feb 2008
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Session #11 with Tom Nagel

Jan 2008
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Session #10 with Tom Nagel

Nov 2007
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Sessions #8 and #9 with Tom Nagel

Oct 2007
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Sessions #6 and #7 with Tom Nagel

June 2007
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Sessions #4 and #5 with Tom Nagel

Mar 2007
Zen Body Therapy
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork Sessions #1, #2 and #3 with Tom Nagel

Jan 2007
The Bodies Exhibit
Seattle Washington
Audit with Sally Haney and Jean Rhodes

Jan 2007
Zen Body Therapy Rider's Tune-up
Arlington, Washington
Bodywork with Tom Nagel

Nov 2006
Alexander Technique Lessons with Sally Haney
Spofford, New Hampshire
Three lessons

Jan - 2006
Core Stabilization and Strength Training
Hayden Lake, Idaho
Twice weekly to once a week for two months with Hayden Lake Physical Therapy 

Sally's AlexanderSept 2005
Two Half Day Alexander Workshop
Harrison, Idaho
Participate and assist as Apprentice with Sally Haney

2003
Rehabilitative Core Therapy
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Weekly to Dr. Randall Priebe, Chiropractic Pain Relief Center 

June 2003
One Day Back Pain Workshop of Awareness Through Movement
Spokane, Washington
Taught by Janeen Brown, GCFP and Janice Puente, GCFP

Rupa and SallyMay 2003
Three Day Alexander Workshop and Paneurhythmy
Harrison, Idaho
Taught by Rupa Cousins and Sally Haney

Oct 2002
One Day Alexander Workshop
Harrison, Idaho
Taught by Sally Haney

Oct 2001
One Day Alexander Workshop
Harrison, Idaho
Taught by Sally Haney

Mar - May 2001
Eight Weekly Classes in Awareness Through Movement
North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Taught by Janice Puente, GCFP

Nov 2000
Three day training with Saundra Code-Cabell
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Participate as Alexander and Feldenkrais student

Nov 2000
Personalized three day training with Karen Irland - Level III
Lake Ann, Michigan
Tai Chi, groundwork exercises

Oct 2000
One Day Alexander Workshop
Harrison, Idaho
Taught by Sally Haney

Oct 1999
One Day Alexander Workshop
Harrison, Idaho
Taught by Sally Haney

New Years 1999
The Alexander Technique Five Day Residential Workshop
Monteray, California
Asilomar Residential Workshop Student
Homeroom teacher Bruce Fertman, RMT,M.ED.

Experiential Learning and Facilitation Training:

April 2002
Team Building Facilitation Training with Keith Haley, MS
Hidden Creek Ranch - Harrison ID
Group dynamics and leadership techniques
Teaching tools and decisions

March 1999 and April 2000
Project Adventure Training with Peter Aubry
Hidden Creek Ranch - Harrison ID
Team building/high ropes/personal growth facilitation

Jan - Dec 1998
Landmark Education
Sacramento CA and Spokane WA
Transformational education: The Forum, The Relationship Seminar, The Advanced Course, The Excellence Seminar and The Money Seminar

Professional Memberships:

April 2016 - Present
Cowboy Dressage® World Professional Association
Acampo CA
October 2016: Qualify for Cowboy Dressage® Clinician Level 1
April 2016: Earn Recommended Cowboy Dressage® Judge status

1992 - Present
Centered Riding®, Inc
Bloomfield CT
October 2003 - Present: Level IV Apprentice Clinician Certification
August 2001: Attain Level III Clinician status
April 1998: Attain Level II Instructor position
May 1992: Attain Level I Instructor grade
Centered Riding® Instructor Course - Kalamazoo MI
Training by organization founder, Sally Swift

1993 - 2005
Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association
Licensed Trail Guide

Volunteer Experience:

Bart and BrettMar 2006 - Present
Equine Ambassadors, Inc.
Richland WA
Chairman/Treasurer and CO
Maintaining Percheron draft horse, Brett
Living history and driving

June 2008 and June 2009
Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association
Tri-Cities WA
Organize band scramble for Sacajawea Bluegrass Festivals

Jan 2005 - Oct 2008
Centered Riding®, Inc.
Perkiomenville PA
Board of Trustees and Treasurer

June 1997 - 2005
St Maries Community Band
St. Maries ID
Play French horn for concert schedule
Play trumpet or French horn for big band performances

Aug 1997
St. Maries Draft Horse Show
Benewah County Fair - St. Maries ID
Co-announce competition

1991-1993
Missaukee County 4-H Horse Leader's Association
Lake City MI
President

1989 -1992
Twilight Show Committee
Missaukee County MI
Served on newly formed committee to organize six evening, family-oriented speed shows with points cumulative toward the end of the summer season.
Set up gymkhana patterns at the shows according to 4-H guidelines
By the third year averaged 100 riders per show, each participating in four events - rider's ages ranging from three to sixty-eight - with awards to tenth place
1990 Reserve Champion - Thirty and Over Division

1988 - 1993
Ba-Ma-Shaw 4-H Horse Club
Merritt MI
4-H Leader for thirty-two members

 

 

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