I have worked with riders and horses in multiple disciplines providing training by elevating the connection between horse and rider through positive reinforcement, consistency, and a safe and encouraging environment. My focus is on teaching students to be well rounded, knowledgeable horsewomen & horsemen. I am a very technical rider and instructor, focusing on mastery of skills. I keep my program small as my focus is on quality of instruction and training elite riders.
The foundation of the art of riding comes from an understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of both the horse and rider. My educational background is in psychology and equine science which lends itself well to my pursuit.
I offer riding lesson and training programs at Legacy Equestrian Center in Celina, Texas (easily accessed from the North Tollway or Hwy 380 to surrounding communities such as Aubrey, Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Little Elm, Plano, Frisco, Mellisa, and Allen).
I began riding at the age of two and have training in hunt seat, dressage, show jumping, western pleasure, saddle seat, and driving. I have ridden under the instruction of world class professionals such as Beck Holder, George Morris, Dick Wallen and Mona Bonham. I have been teaching and training horses in a variety of disciplines for more than 20 years and have competed at the regional and national levels in equitation (saddle seat, western, & hunt seat), jumpers, hunters, dressage, eventing, & western pleasure. I have also worked as a certified judge, judging at the local and state levels. I have worked extensively with a variety of breeds including: Warm Bloods, Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabians, Quarter Horses, & Paints.
"I have known and ridden with Emily for almost as long as I can remember, and she is truly one of the best horsemanship and riding instructors you could have. I started as a complete beginner many years ago with her and then moved up through the levels, and at every point Emily provided invaluable instruction that always puts your safety and the horse’s well being first. She is calm, well rounded, open minded, punctual, communicative, and a huge asset to anyone’s equestrian journey. She gave me the best foundation in horsemanship I could have asked for and that has continued to this day." ~ Hannah R.
"Emily is a calm, thorough, competent instructor, who is able to provide riders with a strong foundation for a variety of disciplines. She is encouraging, enthusiastic, and puts the well-being of her horses and riders first!" ~ Catherine R.
"I have fond memories of taking riding lessons with Emily and she also coached my 4-H Quiz Bowl team. She’s knowledgeable, patient, and able to connect with a wide variety of learning styles. I highly recommend her!" ~ Taylor E.
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