Emily is a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor fulfilling her dream of living in the Pacific Northwest after moving here from Lexington, Kentucky. For as long as Emily can remember she has been horseback– starting with riding Rocky Mountain Horses at her grandparents’ farm as a young child then venturing into the exciting world of barrel racing and contesting as a teenager. Emily’s best friend is her 19 year old quarter horse named Kip, who she has had for over 11 years! With a Bachelors’ degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications and a minor in Digital Arts and Media, Emily loves finding new and creative ways to teach riding skills to each of her students. Along with instructing, Emily is excited to put her creative communications and marketing skills to use as part of the Forward Stride Marketing and Development team!
Emily’s favorite things are her horse Kip, hiking with friends, and coffee in the morning.