English Riding and Horsemanship -
Lana Goitia, Riding Instructor
- Over 7+ Years Riding Experience.
- Especially Enjoys Hunter Jumper English Discipline.
- Also, Rides Western discipline, as well as Side Saddle.
- Successfully Completed AVS Instructor and Horsemanship Apprentice Program.
- Participated and Earned Many First Places in Local Horse Shows, Hunter Paces, Cross Country, and Drill Team Competitions.
- Enjoyed Riding Her Horse down Peachtree Road in Downtown Atlanta During a Christmas Parade.
- Former Member of Walton County 4H Drill Team.
- Substitute Rider for the Rhinestone Rodeo Chics Drill Team.
- Loves Mounted Shooting, Trail Riding, Camping and Swimming With Horses.
"For me, horses have been a passion of mine since the time I was little. I can remember my first lesson many years ago - how relaxing and fun it was. I enjoy teaching with an approach that caters to every riders different needs and learning styles. With this flexible approach, riders set their own learning pace. By doing so, riders become more confident in their riding abilities and skills. This creates a way for students to have a better overall understanding of riding and natural horsemanship skills in a safe, relaxing, enjoyable way."
Monika Parrish, ARIA Certified Riding Instructor, English and Western Riding, Horsemanship
- Over 15+ Years Riding Experience.
- Certified Riding instructor by the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA).
- Enjoys Teaching Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced English and Western Riding, and Trail Lessons for Children and Adults.
- Enjoys hunter jumper and western pleasure horse shows, mounted shooting, vaulting, driving, hunter paces, fox hunts, eventing, cross country, vaulting, side saddle, trail riding, cow work, roping, rodeos, cutting, colt starting, horse training, and breeding.
- Teaches a Total Horsemanship Program Simulating All Facets of Horse Ownership.
- Current Member of The Rhinestone Rodeo Chics; and American Vaulting Association.
- Current Mounted Strike Team Member of the North Georgia Mounted Search and Rescue Organization.
Horses are a quiet way to relax with excitement that is pure enjoyment. There is nothing more calming and exciting, than a collected canter through a green pasture or training a horse to consistently and willingly to perform a new task. Riding a horse should be about being empowered with knowledge. It is about being able to do things that you might have once considered out of reach or ability. It's not a hobby. It is a sport.
"Do not go where the path may lead ~ Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Emerson