6/25/10: Linda Harper Achieves Instructor Certification

We are so pleased to announce that RideABILITY now has our second NARHA-Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor! Linda Harper completed and passed the final testing elements today! The instructor certification process is a minimum 6 months process that includes written testing on safety standards, horsemanship, horse care and therapeutic riding techniques, 25 hours of teaching supervised by a NARHA-certified instructor and, lastly, a 3 day workshop requiring demonstrations of the instructor candidate's actual riding and teaching skills. Linda did a great job at the workshop this week and was awarded her certification today!

Linda is an elementary school teacher and a horse owner. She has been volunteering for RideABILITY for over a year. She has developed special bonds with several of the RideABILITY students she taught during her internship.

Please join us in congratulating Linda on her achievement!