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Meet the Trainers
Hunter/ Jumper Trainer
Crosswinds Hunter Jumpers is a local horse training operation based out of the premiere equine facility, Lagniappe Equestrian Center. Crosswinds will also travel to private farms to teach lessons as well as train horses. We specialize in lessons ranging from beginner riders to the advanced riders.
Leslie has been teaching riding for almost 35 years. Leslie has worked extensively with Elizabeth Lewis, Debbie Bowman and Loma Fowler. She has also ridden in clinics with Captain Andy de Szinay, Max Gawhyler, Heather Blitz, Mary Wanless, Leif Sorenson and Charlotte Bredahl. She has trained and competed horses from Training level to Intermediare I and received her USDF Bronze and Silver rider medals. She has participated in many USDF Instructors Workshops. She is happy to work with any level rider and horse. It is one of her goals in teaching that a rider starts to feel the harmony and balance that dressage training brings to a horse.
Eventing and Dressage Trainer
Rebecca grew up showing hunter equitation in south Florida. She graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA where she competed on both the Hunt Seat and Western equestrian teams. Over the years she has worked in a variety of disciplines eventually finding her niche in the Eventing and Dressage worlds. She coaches riders of all ages and levels, tailoring lessons to meet their individual needs. Her goal is to give clients the confidence to learn and grow in ways that will help them succeed both in and out of the saddle.
Dressage and Eventing Trainer
Nikhol started her equestrian career as a very young child in the hunter/jumper world but quickly grew fond of a program called the United States Pony Club. While improving on both horsemanship and riding in this program, she was exposed to many different English disciplines such as Show Jumping, Dressage, Quiz, Eventing, and Mounted Games, qualifying and attending championships for 4 years. Nikhol later joined a western drill team, the Gerry Lane Youth Riders, where she rode as rodeo entertainment for five years. More recently, she has grown very fond of Eventing as it incorporates her love for different disciplines. She is a member of the United States Eventing Association and has competed in numerous recognized and local events in Eventing and Dressage. For the past 4 years, she has been giving lessons and training horses at local equestrian centers. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science and hopes to continue to spread her passion for
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