Instructors

The Potomac Horse Center employs numerous Instructors in all disciplines and levels.

From Mini-mites to Seniors we have an Instructor for you!

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Caitlin Michinski - From Southern Maryland, she's ARIA certified level 1 Hunt Seat Equitation and Stable Management.  With a double Major from University of Findlay in Equine Studies and Equine Business.  She started riding at the age of 12, a horse owner and competitor in Equitation & Jumpers since age 14.  She's groomed for an AA Hunter trainer, and has 9 years experience teaching beginners through advanced riders. 
Nancy Heller - A retired special educator, Nancy is Director/Lead Instructor of PHC's Therapeutic Riding Program.  She's a P.A.T.H. Certified Therapeutic Instructor since 2003 as well as a beginning flat teacher (walk, trot, canter).  Prior to joining the PHC staff in 2004, she previously taught Balance Seat at a large lesson barn in New York, was an exercise rider on the Bedford Bridle Path, a trail guide for a dude ranch and a western pleasure riding instructor.
 

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Rachel Jones - Born in Newport News, VA, and raised in Toano, VA, Rachelbegan her riding career at age 6. She rode ponies for Betty Dyeof Cedar Valley Farm & rode Hunters in the local and "A" circuits. While attending Lynchburg College in VA, where she obtained her B.S. in Biology, she was the Captain of the IHSA Team, riding under JT Tallon. After graduation she became the assistant coach for the William & Mary IHSA Equestrian Team.

 

Mary Wine - Originally from York, PA, Mary rode with Anne Wagner and Lisa Hartlaub. Mary then moved to Princeton, NJ where she worked for Andrew Philbrick as a rider, groom and instructor. She was further trained by Head Instructor & Grand Prix rider, Sarah Wayda. Mary is dedicated to bringing out the best in every rider. When not at the barn, Mary can be found with her two dogs, fishing or taking riding lessons.