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 NAHRA 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.|
|Jessie Hare - A 2008 graduate of the University of Findlay, with a Bachelors in Equestrian Studies, English Riding, and Training Emphasis. She began her riding career in 1993 - right here at Potomac Horse Center! With extensive experience on both local and rated show circuits, she trained with "R" Judge Cindy Lytle, has experience foxhunting, training the young horse, and working with riders of all ages and skill levels.|
|Heather Kerner - From southeast Pennsylvania, Heather started riding at age 7. She was an Equine 4-H member for 10 years, and since 1999 has shown in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Combined Training, and various other disciplines. She's taught able-bodied and special needs riders at a P.A.C.T.H. certified facility, and worked as a show groom for top level Combined Driving and Coaching ponies. Certified in 2007 as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and has also trained & shown horses in Western Pleasure and Gaming Events.|
|Leslie Leventer - A Potomac resident, wife, mother of two college-aged boys, horse owner, and a member of the PHC community since 1998. Her passion for riding began age 13, and she started competing as an adult. CHA Level One Instructor certified in 2004. Currently pursuing a B.S. Degree in Equine Studies. A Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist certified in 2010. Member of Days End Farm Horse Rescue Emergency Response Team since 2011. She's also a Member/Competitor of the National Capital Adult Equitation League and the Maryland Saddle Association.|