Southern Hope Animal Rescue & Education
Meet Our Instructors
Janessa Lockwood, the President of our organization, has had over 25 years experience in the equine industry. Growing up in a hunter/ jumper atmosphere, she switched disciplines and now has over a decade of Dressage training which helps her teach horses and riders of all ages and disciplines. She emphasizes good horsemanship, correct horse care and matching riders with appropriate horses. She's also known to love a good trail ride and the occasional beach ride with her new horse Pandora. Meanwhile, her childhood horse Fudge still teaches the children to ride and many life lessons. And her show horse Ruby, sadly, can no longer be ridden due to a lameness.
Sara Brodeur has TONS of Dressage and Eventing experience from her many years in the United States Pony Club and other programs. She shares her knowledge with each of her students in formal yet comfortable atmosphere. From horse showing to trail riding, she can help with it all. She has shown her own horse, Bugatti up to fourth level and enjoys trail riding her recent addition Haze.
Dressage is the basis for all equestrian sports. From the leisurely trail rider to the most fierce 3-day eventer or barrel racer, you strive for a well-balanced, rhythmic ride where horse and rider are completely in tune to one another. It will improve any round over fences and save your seat more times than you'd like to admit. Dressage is simply the art of training your horse to it's fullest potential.
What is it called while one learns the art of Dressage? Balanced seat riding. It can be done in any saddle and any discipline. At SHARE we strive to educate riders to have soft hands, supple seats, and effective legs. Whether all you want to do is walk along the trail or one day compete, allow our fantastic instructors help you get there. Janessa and Sara are avid Dressage lovers accepting riders of ALL ages and skill levels. We can't wait to share our knowledge with you!
We are a volunteer driven program and all fees are tax exempt. We offer private lessons, leases, trailer-ins for lessons, Teeny Tiny Pony Club, various summer camps and other fun events through out the whole year!
Our lesson program, and the trusted ponies in it, are the heart and soul of our organization. Our instructors are dedicated to molding future horseman. Children, and adults alike, will not only learn how to ride but also learn about the importance of good horsemanship. Each lesson includes 1/2 hour of grooming and horsemanship plus 1/2 hour of balanced seat riding. We recommend weekly lessons for the advancement of the student but can tailor a program to suit your needs. In the event of inclement weather, we offer "horseless" lessons to encompass many tasks in the barn from mucking stalls to cleaning tack.
The lessons are $40 per session. We offer a 10% discount when a month package is purchased (one lesson per week).
Cancellations require 24 hours notice without being billed. In severe weather, you can choose to forego the lesson and the missed lesson will be credited. In the event our instructors have to cancel, the missed lesson will be credited.