Lessons

Colleen O’Hagan

Owner of River’s Edge Stables Colleen brings her vast experience in the horse world to her students.

IMG_3796-0Colleen was a long time member of the Saskatoon Pony Club in Saskatoon training with Elaine Partington. She has competed in shows in Hunters, Dressage and Jumpers. Certified as an Instructor of Beginners, Colleen brings her students years of experience as an instructor with over 10 years coaching Pony Club and other students.  Colleen brings a wide variety of experience in the horse world to her students.  She is an experienced hand at the race track both galloping horses and in the stable.  Along with her experience as a competitor herself she was working student for Gina Smith gaining an in-depth experience with dressage at the international level. Colleen has proven herself to create strong capable riders in many disciplines. Whether you are aiming for the competition arena or are just wanting to improve your skills as a pleasure rider, Colleen can provide you with a program to meet your goals.

 Colleen also takes horses in on training and has experience from starting horses to bringing horses off the track to the competition arena. In 2018 she competed her horse Zach in the Kentucky Thoroughbred Challenge in eventing.
You can contact Colleen via email or at (306)229-8124

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Jody Busch

Jody Busch is a Cowboy Dressage World Professionals Association Recommended Clinician/Educator Level 2. SHe is also certified by Equine Canada. Jody rides a variety of horses in a variety of disciplines with a strong focus on natural horsemanship. She enjoys starting and re-starting horses and finding solutions to undesirable behaviors (what some people would call ‘Problem Horses”). Jody uses a variety o teaching methods to ensure that all students and their horses have an opportunity to learn and progress.

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You can contact Jody at jody.busch@gmail.com

 

Krystl Raven

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Krystl is a Certified Equine Canada Instructor, Senior Provincial Dressage Judge, and Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Judge. Krystl grew up through a pony club background strong in dressage. Competing through her teen years in the hunter and jumper arenas up to 3’9 she later turned to dressage. Krystl has had the opportunity to ride and mentor under Elaine Partington as well as clinicians including Dietrich Von Hopffgarten, Cindy Ishoy, and Lee Tubman. Krystl has competed in the dressage arena since her childhood training several horses including her last partner Texas to schooling PSG and showing 3rd level.

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Krystl has over 20 years of teaching experience and likens Dressage to physio for horses, believing it can improve a horse’s long-term soundness and career. Krystl’s students have been successful in the competition ring including several championships and high score awards in the dressage ring over the last 5 years. Krystl offers a program of weekly lessons for students that have their own horses. Limited group lessons are available as well as private.

You can contact Krystl via email or (306)261-8225

Naomi Mihilewicz

Naomi pro photo 2019 .JPGHorses were never meant to carry riders; us humans are just sacks of potatoes on their backs – but Naomi will teach you to be the best sack of potatoes you can be.  You can expect plenty of humor, cheering and unique explanations of riding concepts in her lessons.

 

Naomi has been riding since the age of eight and owned horses since age twelve.  Her formal riding education includes Canadian Pony Club, 4-H, and Equine Canada Rider Levels. Along the way she has also learned much about the connection of body and mind through Yoga and Reiki, and how they apply to riding and handling horses.Naomi and Toby rail-1

Certified as an Instructor by Equine Canada, Naomi takes safety seriously but teaching humorously.  She believes riding should be fun, challenging and a break from school and work. English riders of all ages, including those who want jumping instruction, can contact her at:

NaomiMihilewicz@gmail.com

Cell: 306-380-1343

 

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