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 in Germany 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 from the best in the world, including her experiences 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!
Megan Whitworth - Instructor/Trainer through Show Level
Megan and her students have shown successfully all over the country. She started riding at the age of 5 and grew up riding and showing in the Tulsa area. By age 15 she’d won multiple year end awards and had found a passion and knack for the young and problem horses. While in college at Oklahoma State University, she began teaching lessons and discovered a love for helping people grow as equestrians.
After graduating from Oklahoma State, Megan moved to Fort Worth, TX working as Assistant Trainer at a competitive upper level show barn. While there, she not only fine tuned her skills as a rider and trainer- starting horses under saddle, developing them for the show ring, and showing through 1.20m--but she also developed skills as a knowledgeable, capable, and patient instructor. Her students showed through all levels- from local to AA shows- earning many champions, reserves, circuit, and year end awards- including qualifying for IEA National Finals.
Since recently moving back to Tulsa, Megan has focused on riding and training of green horses, recently earning zone 3rd Place Horse of the Year in 3’6 Green Conformation Hunters in 2016. As a trainer, she focuses on creating dependable, healthy, capable, athletes --both horse & rider--and help people unearth the same love for riding and that she has both in and out of the show ring.
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!