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TWHBEA Certification Clinic Held



TWHBEA held a Level I Instructors' Certification Clinic on Friday, March 21st at Midland Equestrian Center in Shelbyville.

After a short introduction by each applicant, Jane Meredith, TWHBEA Academy Subcommittee Chairwoman, explained the goals and objectives of the Academy Program. Ann Brezicki, Director of Equine Laboratories for Middle Tennessee State University, presented a program on Teaching Riding Skills. A panel discussion and question/answer session followed with panelists Rollie Beard, Faye Lynn Coffey, Liz Hestle-Gassaway, Margaret Hickman, Alice Klein, and Carol Wakefield. The applicants had a lot of questions about starting a lesson program, problem parents and/or siblings, how to motivate students, insurance, and release forms required.

After demonstrating their knowledge in both written and oral exams, thirteen instructors received their Certification Certificates. This brings the number of Certified Instructors to 59, with instructors in 13 States - Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

A list of TWHBEA Certified Riding Instructors is attached.

Alabama
Ross A. Campbell
John Parrish
Melanie Skidmore
Kim Wilkin

California
Russ Thompson
Trish Wooten

Georgia
Bobby DeFriese
Florence Hall Edwards
Jane Meredith
Megan Mullis
Linda Roy
Kathy Zeis

Illinois
Edie L. Wittenmyer

Kentucky
Leigh Bennett
Nicole Carswell
Lani E. Dennis
Leslie Derrickson
Linda Starnes

Mississippi
Meg Faulkner DuChaine

Missouri
Sarah S. Manes

New Jersey
Carol Lamberson

North Carolina
Mike McBrayer
Amanda Henderson

Ohio
Judy Carman
Paul Whitehead

Tennessee
Yvonne H. Aymett
Bill Barnett
Rollie Beard
Jenifer Bingham
Ann Burkhalter
Mary R. Cato
Faye Lynn Coffey
Pamella Conklin-Watson
Michelle P. Craig
Freda R. Dean
Ginele A. Giambi
Candy Green
Chantel W. Heintz
Liz Hestle-Gassaway
Margaret A. Hickman
Michael A. Jobe
Alice Klein
Karen Lyles
Ann McGovern
Regan Mercer
Stephanie Morrison
Kathy Potter
Donna Roddy
Dee Dee Sale
Teresa Shafer
Vandy Starnes
Christina Stovall
Marguerite A. Thomas
Carol Wakefield
Connie Waldo
Sara C. Womack
Ricky Womack

Texas
Barbara Civils

Virginia
Shannon James

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