INSTRUCTOR  BIO'S

Meet Our Instructors
(Listed alphabetically)

Sana Abbas

Sana started riding at age 2 and showing at age 6, catching the horse fever from her equestrian mother. Early on, she has successfully competed in Saddle seat from Academy to Suit level competitions. Her passion, however, became Hunt Seat Equitation. She has competed on NIHJA and A/AA circuits earning many year-end championships from Pony Equitation and Hunters to Children's and Junior Hunters, Equitation and Medals where she competed in Maclay & Big Equitation classes. During her junior years, she had multiple working student opportunities and did a lot of catch-riding.

Sana is also working on her USHJA Trainer Certificate Program and would like to pursue course design. She has a passion for working with problem horses and believes that training horses to their fullest potential requires patience and a foundation of strong flat work. Her instructing foundation for students is also focused on flat work and classical equitation. She also rides and trains fox hunt horses for multiple members of the Wayne Du-Page Hunt. She plans to train and market potential fox hunt horse prospects.

Sana is sponsored by members of the Wayne Du-Page Hunt and by ANTARES Sellier France.

Kim Goodman

Kim started riding at an early age and successfully competed on the NIHJA and "B" circuits. She began teaching and training at the age of 18 and is proficient in all disciplines while specializing in Hunters and Jumpers.

Her being a parent enables her to relate to the younger rider. She displays a great patience with kids to allow them to move along at their own safe pace. Her advanced and adult riders benefit from building a strong foundation whether they are going to shows or for pleasure.

Kim's show team currently competes on the APTS and NIHJA circuits.

Jill Pratt

As a young girl, Jill began riding in the Chicagoland area and showed on the NIHJA and "A" circuits. She moved to Colorado to attend the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology where she earned a degree in Animal Technology in 2002. After working at an Equine Referral Practice in Colorado, Jill decided to move back to Illinois.

Jill started at Tower Hill Stables in 2006. She is now very excited to have a full time position at Army Trail Animal Hospital as a technician. She continues as a part time instructor at Tower Hill Stables. Jill enjoys spending time with her two dogs, riding her horse, camping, hiking and volleyball.

Juli Realy

Juli Realy is a multi-faceted equine industry professional of 30+ years experience. Her background includes teaching equine science college classes and presenting regional training clinics/seminars, instruction in all equine areas, starting horses, showing, foxhunting and competitive trail riding.

Her riding/training methods are based on True Horsemanship Through Feel and an understanding of the bio-mechanics of equine movement. She offers riding lessons for all ages in Western, English, Dressage, Jumping and also smooth Gaited Horse riding. She particularly enjoys teaching adults, timid riders, or those with special needs. She uses gentle Yoga principles to help students develop body-awareness, feel and balance. Her lessons are holistic and include horse handling/care as well as an understanding of horse behavior/communication/instincts. Juli customizes her lesson for each student based on their goals, individual capabilities and skill level.

She also offers horse training, and teaches students how to train horses using Natural Horsemanship blended with the best of traditional classical methods. Riders with horses are welcome to trailer in for lessons/training with Juli. She can help with leadership training, confidence building, problem solving, spook-proofing, gait development, etc.

Emma Teeling

Emma's grandmother owned a horse farm in the St. Charles area where Emma grew up riding and taking care of horses. She showed on the NIHJA and "B" circuits. Emma and her horse, "Hot On The Chase", had memorable times in the jumper ring. She was always available to "catch ride" when needed and became an assistant to one of the trainers at the barn.

Emma has been an instructor since 2009 and is proficient at teaching beginners to advanced riders. She provides training on show horses and young horse prospects as well.

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