Graduate of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. BS in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting.
While working for SAS Airlines as a corporate controller, continued to participate in horse show competitions. Instructed by Jimmy Williams at Flintridge, La Canada in Hunters/Jumpers and Fredrick Gehringer, protégé of John Hook of Carnation Milk Company fame, in Saddle Seat Equitation and Dressage. Ribbons cover the walls, Region I, US top 5, National Champion. Member of the US Equestrian Federation (www.usef.org, formerly known as the American Horse Show Association).
While working in the United Kingdom, Rosemary obtained her British Horse Society Instructor certification (BHSI). Holders can teach and train to Medium Dressage (Level I & II), Intermediate Horse Trials and Grade C Jumping Level. In addition BHSI card holders are experienced in all aspects of horse care and efficient running of a horse riding establishment. Upon her return to the United States, she became certified in America under the American Riding Instructor Program.
Teaching is in your soul. Where the need to teach comes from is a mystery. And the love of horses, I think, comes from within our souls. It is a part of me that demands attention as much as eating and drinking. Non-horse friends assume that I just love to teach. But it is much more than that. It is amazing to watch the incredible bond of horse and rider. To see the joy that a horses warm kind eye and his nicker draw from his rider; To see the enthusiastic pet from a rider because the horse brings such deep awe to them. An amazing, crazy delight of life.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to be well educated by the horses. The old timers – they had trade secrets. They kept these secrets for their families and business. The old timers are passing on, and with them, their secrets. Things are now changing. Clinton Anderson, Linda Tellington-Jones (TTouch/TTeam) , we want to pass along those secrets to the next generation of horseman. I am able to share this joy with the world of my students.
What I love about my job is that I get a chance to watch people smile and laugh as they learn about new things. I watch the light bulb come on as they connect the dots of learning. I have the self satisfaction that I have helped that student become a better horseperson and a better, happier, more productive person. An improved student at school, a more productive administrator at the office, a happier mom. A person happy from the inside out.