About Us

Cindy grew up in a military family where moving frequently was a reality. In Germany she started taking riding lessons. When her family moved back to the states she purchased her first horse at age 15. He was a big appendix quarter horse that needed a good bit of training. The pair worked hard and Cindy went on to win many titles in Gymkhana events such as barrel racing and pole-bending.

Cindy continued to take lessons in horsemanship, attend clinics, apprenticeships and schools to continue her education. At Wilson college she majored in equestrian studies. The program involved equine psychology, anatomy, training philosophies, and teaching principles for instructing lessons. She started Whoa Nellie Equine Services during an entrepreneurship class in college.

Cindy holds at Bachelors of Science in Equine Management and a minor in small business and Entrepreneurship. In addition, she also has a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate.

Since 2003, Cindy has been training riders and horses on a professional level. She continues to show Arabian horses at A-rated shows and teach riding lessons.

Riders participate in 4-H, fun shows and show locally. Cindy has extensive experience instructing all ages of riders, as well as working different breeds and problem horses.

Whether in the classroom or on horseback, the opportunity has been very rewarding for Cindy to mentor so many young people.

Photo credits:  Andy Dierks http://www.neildierks.com/

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