Rebecca & mustang Bucephalus; (Rebecca and Bucephalus have been featured in many recognized media outlets such as The Courier Journal, Wave 3 News, Horse and Pony News, Everything Equine (3 times),Wide World of Horses on RFD-TV, The Journal(AMBA Official publication) and All the Extreme Mustang Makeover DVDs! In addition Rebecca and her other equines have been featured on "The Horse Show" with Rick Lamb.
Rebecca moved to Louisville, Kentucky from Tampa, Florida in 1998 to pursue her interest in horses. Rebecca's love of horses started in early childhood and has not wavered. She has worked for many well known farms and organizations and is a current member or has a been a member of many horse riding/breeding/training organizations. Over the years Rebecca has worked with numerous horses; from ponies to drafts and everything in between....she has also worked with numerous students; from beginners who have never been on a horse, to very experienced dressage and hunter-jumper riders.
*FFA horse judging team (1992-1994)
* (HAPRA, INC) (1994-1996)
* Puerto Rican Mounted Police unit. (1996)
*Hermitage Farms Thoroughbreds(2000-2001)
*University of Louisville's Equine Administration program (2000-2004)
*Training with Isabel Allemang(Certified 4th level Dressage & Eventing),Gordon Bryant(Jumping),Chrissa Hoffman(Dressage), Marci Plopper(Dressage), Jeanette Jenny(Portuguese Olympic Dressage Rider),Susan Harris( Certified 4th level Dressage), Kim Petterson(Dressage), James Houston( FEI Dressage of Art Deco fame)
* Single Horse Driving Certification from Ky Horse Park Driving Horse Program with Instructor Tracy Walker. (Mar. 6, 2004)
*Apprenticed with Monica Bliss(Certified 4th Level Dressage) (2002)
*Extreme Mustang Makeover Trainer (2008-Current)
*Approved BLM TIP Mustang Trainer (Current)
*Establishing Rodden Equine Training Services from the ground up. (2002)
The Courier Journal- "Features Section" July 2008
Wave 3 News- July 2008
Horse and Pony Magazine(FLA)- Fall 1996, July 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2011
Everything Equine Magazine(FLA)- July 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2011
Wide World of Horses (RFD-TV)- September 2008
Extreme Mustang Makeover DVDS- September 2008
The Horse Show with Rick Lamb(RFD-TV)- Dec. 2011, March 2012
The Journal (AMBA Official Publication) Fall Issue 2011
Trail Blazer Magazine May 2012
Courier Journal "Neighborhoods Section" July 4, 2012
J-Town Life Magazine "Courses about Horses" July 2013
Her member organizations include AMBA, BAMBA, ApHC, KDA, KHJA, AApA, ARIA. She has also attended or participated in numerous clinics including; James Houston (FEI Dressage of Art Deco fame), Alex Gerding(Dressage),Jeanette Jenny(Portuguese Olympic Team), Parelli(Natural Horsemanship),Ken McNabb(Natural Horsemanship),Lynn Palm(Natural Horsemanship, H/J), and Clinton Anderson(Natural Horsemanship). Rebecca is also an approved BLM and Mustang Heritage Foundation TIP trainer. Rebecca has also showed and won from a local level through National level competitions for many, many years. Rebecca strives to develop a great working relationship between horse and rider.She works to allow horse and rider to develop their own level of comfort/accomplishment for each individual team.
Rebecca feels lessons should provide the student with the fundamentals of Dressage no matter what the discipline. She feels students should learn horsemanship and develop the skills to keep themselves safe around horses. In addition, her lessons drive students to be better riders without being overly strenuous. If you would like more information on Rebecca's training philosophies and methods please feel free to e-mail at [email protected]. Thanks for your interest.
I started young! 8!
The start of it all! My mother, supportive from the beginning!