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.
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. Together with her horse, Frans, she was a top 10 finisher in the Western World Dressage Championships at the highest level, open division in 2021. She specializes in improving horse-rider communication by careful attention to biomechanics and a structured, didactic approach emphasizing the training scale.
Sarah has very 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.
Courtney grew up riding and showing in Colorado on the USEF, AQHA, and APHA circuits. She has 15 years professional training experience. Her students have competed all across the US at events such as Medal Finals, Congress, and APHA world Show. She is also actively involved in the 4H community.
She is available for private and group lessons in English, Western performance, and Jumping for riders who own or lease their own horses, or intermediate and up riders on lesson horses. She is also accepting horses for training. Courtney is available for clinics and judging. She is a registered 4H judge.
Lessons with Courtney are (trailer in fees or lesson horse fees may apply and are extra)
$45 private lesson
$35 group lesson
$30 for 4H riders
Courtney's summer schedule (until beginning of school year):
Mondays at 7pm pole group
Wednesdays 7pm fitness on the horse group (flat work riding geared towards improving rider fitness and technique)
Thursdays at 7pm pole/jump group
Private lessons available throughout the week by appointment, email RedRiverEquestriancenter@gmail.com
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.
Sydney is an equine science major at the University of MN-Crookston. She gives private and small group lessons to beginners ages 3 and up all the way to intermediate adults in the summer months.
Katie has been riding horses for over 15 years. She has taken many years of lessons with amazing dressage and eventing instructors in Minnesota. With her previous horse, she showed first level dressage, jumped up to 3'6," and schooled cross country. She restarted her current horse, Freddie, under saddle and has been teaching him the basics of dressage. Katie is available for beginner and intermediate lessons. In her lessons, she emphasizes strong fundamentals, safety, and building confidence in the developing rider.