SaddleBack Instructors & Trainers
SaddleBack's Instructors have personal riding experience through "AA" Hunter/Jumper Show Level & teach riders from very beginner to show level--& everything between!
Audra Glenn - Instructor/Trainer through Show Level
Audra has ridden with some of the world's best! Most recently, Winter-Spring 2016, her time was spent between Otto Becker's stables--current Chef d-Equipe of German Olympic Show Jumping team, and Ludger Beerbaum Stables--4x Olympic Gold Medalist & ranked #1 show jumper in world by FEI on multiple occasions!
Audra began riding at the age of six in Tulsa, OK at a local eventing barn. She eventually became a working student, then decided to pursue hunter/jumper discipline. At 18, Audra was working at a local hunter/jumper barn as both assistant instructor & trainer, working with students and horses of varying levels. In 2013, she traveled to Sweden to compete in the International Young Breeders World Championships for team North America and was the highest ranked junior on the team!
Since then, with a desire to learn more from world's best, including riding in Germany, Audra is now back in her hometown--Tulsa, OK area--and continues to teach and train, taking students/horses from all levels and assisting them in accomplishing their goals!
Ashley Stephens - Instructor, Specializing in Beginners
Ashley has shown successfully all over the country up through Junior, A/O hunters and jumpers. She has won top ear-end awards in OHJA and HJEO including multiple champion placings in Hunter, Equitation, and High-point Rider of the Year.
Although Ashley loves competition her passion lies in teaching and coaching students as well as horses. She has worked with riders to excel as equestrians and also athletes to strengthen their skills in other sports. Along with being a Beginner Instructor at SaddleBack, Ashley is also a strength and conditioning coach at Union High School and two Blitz soccer teams in Tulsa. Ashley loves finding new ways to help athletes be the best they can be. “Riding is a sport that requires passion to succeed, and it’s my passion to help you excel at your passion!” --Ashley
Kristen Dalgleish - Instructor, Specializing in Beginners
Kristen began riding lessons when she was 3 and her love of horses led her to ride, own, and show ever since. After years of riding, lessons, caring for horses herself, then showing, in 2012 she had an unfortunate accident involving a head injury keeping her from riding and showing. Never one to give up and determined to follow her passion and love for horses, Kristen began riding and showing again adamant more than ever to continue having horses and riding as a part of her life.
Riding for both fun and competitively is something Kristen has always loved! She has a strong desire to share her passion, experience, and instruction to riders both young and old. She's especially great with timid riders as her previous experience helps relate and instruct in a positive, safe manner. Whether timid or "gung-ho", youngest riders or senior adults, Kristen has a goal of making each lesson an experience in which riders feel safe, enjoy, and walk away feeling they can do anything!