After 36 years of Instructing riders of all ages and levels, Gerri has retired from teaching for the public and is now Volunteering her knowledge to 4H kids and their Horses.
Safety is always her #1 concern, followed by good solid basics. She uses Dressage basics on all horses and riders no matter what discipline they are riding plus the teachings of the Dorrance Brothers and Ray Hunt.
In 2007 she was awarded the Instructor of the Year - Circle of Honor from the American Riding Instructor Association and Top Ten Training Tips.
She has been active with 4H for just as long - being a 4H member then moving up to being a leader.
She teaches riders to listen to their horses, become partners and have fun.
Gerri has always been a Mom first. To her, being a parent is the Most Important Job you can have.
She believes it is important to instill Respect, Responsibility and a good work ethic in children.
But, Most important is allowing them to Think Outside the Box and be Creative.
Her youngest son Cody graduated from FSU with a degree in Literature and a minor in Economics. He has always played the Bass and is persuing his career in Music.
Rob received his degree in Web Design, Arts in Information Technology and played drums in several bands.
He now watches over us from Heaven.