Instructors

All instructors share a passion for horses and facilitating the horse -rider relationship. All of our students receive instruction in riding and horse care skills to provide a solid foundation for any equine adventures.

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Sarah Edwards

Advancing riders can enjoy private dressage lessons with Sarah Edwards. Sarah trained in Germany and has shown horses in Germany, the UK, and the US up to 4th level in dressage and 3ft jumping classes. She specializes in improving horse-rider communication by careful attention to biomechanics and a structured, didactic approach emphasizing the training scale.

Sarah has limited availability for private lessons in dressage and jumping. She also offers group jumping lessons on most Saturdays at noon for local riders to make continued instruction more affordable. Check our events page for group lessons.

Sarah is available for clinics and to judge shows. She is a ND certified 4H horse show judge. Please contact us for details.

Cassandra Prince

Cassie Prince has been riding for about 8 years. She graduated NDSU in May 2020 with a degree in Animal Science, and has a special interest in animal nutrition.  She is currently training her young horse, Mirage, in dressage and jumping. She enjoys giving lessons in basic English and Western riding to kids and adults. Cassie trains regularly with Sarah Edwards. She is safety conscious and takes care to help riders find a horse that suits their preferences. Cassie is available for late afternoon and evening lessons as well as some weekends. Cassie's private, 1 hr lessons are $40, and she is also available for small group lessons. Cassie also takes select horses in training for $400/month plus cost of board.

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Kari Sellie-Hanson

Kari Sellie-Hanson specializes in working with beginner riders of all ages. She takes a fun, kind, and gentle approach with her students.  Her aim is to instill confidence in all of her students; with the goal of developing an element of confidence in her students that will not only show up in the saddle, but transfer to their day to day lives as well. 

 

Kari’s love in the riding world is classical dressage. She has studied under some truly incredible dressage riders, and regularly takes dressage lessons. She is currently training as a team with her Lipizzaner, Chase, with the goal to someday rise up the ranks and compete with Chase in USDF dressage shows. She also looks after her 24 year old mare, Gem. She has been trained in Western disciplines as well, & offers both English and Western lessons to beginner students. Kari also enjoys clicker training and groundwork with horses, & offers intro lessons in clicker training your horse. She is extremely passionate about horse welfare, & has an interest in horse rehabilitation. 

Kari is available for private beginner lessons, small group beginner lessons, day camps and birthday parties. Private lessons with Kari are $40/hr. Kari is also accepting select horses for ground work training and refreshers. 

Schedule lessons here

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Finnigan Oachs
 

Finn Oachs has been riding and working with horses for 10 years. He has ridden and
shown in both Western and English, however, he has more experience and knowledge in western
riding. Finn has shown in a variety of horse shows throughout his career, including 4-H and
WSCA shows. He has also competed at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds and was apart of
NDSU’s IHSA Western Equestrian Team for two years. Currently, Finn loves training and
spending time with his horse Usnavi and plans to someday show her in western ranch riding or
reining.

Finn is available to give beginner and intermediate Western lessons or beginner English lessons to children and adults. Private lessons with Finn are $40/hour. When working with and training horses, Finn emphasizes the importance of clear communication and partnership between horse and rider. He works to provide a safe, laid back atmosphere to promote learning and growth for the individual.  Finn is also accepting horses for refresher and/or groundwork training, please contact Red River Equestrian Center. 

Schedule lessons with Finn here

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