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.|
Alexandra Jadovich - Originally from Simsbury, CT, Alex brings a wealth of experience to the PHC having ridden on the AA circuit in the hunter/jumpers. Most notably Alex rode and barn managed for Chado Farm owned by Olympians Frank and Mary Chapot before moving to Middleburg, VA. While in Middleburg, riding and training for a private barn, she regularly rode with Joe Fargis and Sonya Crampton. Alex holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lynchburg College. While pursuing her degree she rode with JT Tallon, evented, foxhunted and worked for dressage gold medalist Sue Cooper of Impulsion Unlimited. When not at the barn, Alex can be found with her two dogs and fiancé.
and raised on Long Island, New York,
Katie began riding at 8 years old
and has grown up with a hands on
learning mentality. Simultaneously
grooming for and managing
hunter/jumper facilities in New York
and Pennsylvania, Katie was able to
experience and participate in
multiple teaching techniques which
has influenced her own teaching
style. While obtaining her
Bachelors degree in Management from
Lynchburg College, she was fortunate
enough to train with JT Tallon and
was a member and captain for the