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Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy Inc.
Susan Warren is a therapeutic recreation specialist. She graduated from Longwood University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in therapeutic recreation. She has over 40 years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. Because of her husband's air force career, Susan was forced to change jobs every three years. Fortunately, this has proven to be very beneficial because it has given her the opportunity to work with many different individuals with different disabilities. Currently, Susan is the director of Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy, Inc. She has been at the center for seventeen years. She began her love for horses at birth and began riding when she was four. Her background is mostly hunt seat. She has taken lessons for years in different disciplines. Susan began teaching beginner and intermediate lessons when she and her husband bought their current farm. During this time, she trained under Stormie Hazen Shelton, the director of Astride with Pride therapeutic riding center in Bedford VA. to learn about therapeutic riding. She also started taking lessons again to further her riding skills and horse knowledge. She became a registered therapeutic riding instructor through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) and keeps this certification current by attending PATH conferences and other equine or disability related conferences and educational opportunities. Currently Susan is also a member of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia.
Betsy is our bookkeeper. She is from Henry County. A mother of four she is accustomed to multi tasking and will help out where needed whether its in the office or out with the horses.
Madison is our barn assistant. She helps take care of the horses at the center and helps out wherever she is needed. This includes feeding, helping with lessons, and working out horses! She started at Tackfully Teamed as a volunteers so she is used to the constantly changing daily tasks at the center.
Julia has recently graduated from Averett University with a Bachelors in Equine Studies and a Minor in Psychology. Her passion has been horses and people since a very young age. She is currently an instructor in training and is the programs volunteer coordinator.
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