ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Caitlin Adams is a 2nd generation horsewoman with years of show experience in hunter/ jumpers, English equitation, dressage, eventing, gymkhana games, and driving. She started riding in 1998, and training students of all ages since 2006. Many of her students that compete are successful, and all of her riders receive compliments on their good equitation/ horsemanship. Caitlin currently holds an Associates in General Studies/ Music, a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Masters/certification in Special Education with over 5 years of educational experience. Her favorite subject to teach is both math and science.
Caitlin's philosophy of riding stems from students learning the core-four of horses; English, Western, Ground Work, and Driving. From this she sees that students learn all the fundamentals of horses, and develop a better understanding of horse psychology. Additionally, she strives in encouraging leadership skills, independence, and problem-solving skills for students through challenging and engaging activities for students to participate both on and off the farm.
Alison has loved horses since she was little and had her own horse since she was 11. She is currently a student at Opening Number. Alison earned her Associates in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Cecil College, and currently working towards her Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education from Towson University. She has extensive experience teaching as a Substitute Teacher, Paraeducator and Camp Counselor. As an early education teacher, she engages students with games and activities to help children practice both horsemanship and riding skills with early education skills such as social and physical development while having fun!