Meet The Instructors
Greta has experience as an equine professional dating back to 1995 and has been a lover of horses for as long as she can remember. She participated in 4-H from the age of 9 through her senior year in high school. In addition to competing on the 4-H level she has also successfully shown Hunter/Jumpers, Dressage, Western Pleasure, Ranch Pleasure and Riding, Sorting, and Driving. Greta has a passion for good horses and bringing out their best, no matter the discipline, and helping fellow riders do the same.
Greta has studied under Melanie Smith-Breidt since 1993 and Richard Shrake from 1996-2012.
For Sheri, it has not been about becoming a horse trainer, but progressing in her own horsemanship skills and sharing them with others. Sheri also brings in life skills she learned from her day job (now retired) with Alliant Energy as a supervisor, which were also applicable to coaching others with their horses. Sheri was hooked on learning more about horsemanship skills in the early 2000's and since then has completed Chris Cox's 5 step horsemanship program and mentoring under him. Sheri brings in over 40 years of experience with horses. Like Greta, Sheri got her first horse when she was 9 and participated in 4-H through her senior year. For Sheri, her focus has been more on enjoying her horses as a family activity and with friends. Her true passion lies with colt starting and working with problem horses; and then seeing them succeed with their owners.
Machelle has always loved horses but did not get her own until she was 23. Prior to that, she would go to her neighbors house and ride their horses, and attended a local girl scout camp, always participating in horse programs. When she was old enough, Machelle joined the staff and this is when she began teaching others how to ride. In college Machelle competed in western and English disciplines. Machelle and her mom have now had the pleasure of owning 5 horses and enjoy trail riding, competing in local horse shows, and trail challenges. Machelle enjoys sharing her passion with others, and teaching kids about horses and helping their passion grow.