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MS. CHRISTINA STAMOS JOHNS AND MS. BECKY WEIK ARE EXPERIENCED RIDERS AND COMPETITORS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS AND DISCIPLINES.
Christina Stamos Johns has been riding for more than 20 years and has competed in hunter/jumper and dressage shows, hunter paces, and eventing competitions. Her teaching resume includes experience at Hunter Farms in Princeton, N.J.; Gipsy Trail Club in Carmel, N.Y.; and Knights Landing, Flintrock, and Harvestview Stables in Lancaster County. She has also successfully coached 4H students, two of whom made it to states in her first year of coaching.
Christina has competed in her home state of Ohio as well as in Florida, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey. She developed her competition skills as a member of the Lake Erie College's IHSA Team, and is a USEA Level I ICP Certified Eventing Instructor.
In 2015, Christina qualified for the Area II Championships with her 16-year-old gelding Jackson. In 2016, they had a top-25 finish in the Novice Horse division, and finished 10th out of 33 competitors at the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event. Christina and Jackson also successfully competed in the 2016 and 2017 American Eventing Championships at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Becky began riding as a young child with the highly respected trainer Jerre Frankhouser. She continued riding under Jerre’s instruction through high school, college, and into adulthood. She has experience showing in both hunters and jumpers, with a specialty of bringing along young and green horses. Becky has a strong background of retraining young off the track thoroughbreds into being competitive show horses. Her project horses have progressed to become show hunters, jumpers, as well as event horses. She feels it is important to allow a horse to fall into the discipline that it does best, not force a discipline on a horse.
Becky has been teaching professionally since 2006. Her students have qualified for pony finals, IEA nationals, IHSA zones, 4-H states, attended EAP, won many local year-end awards, and accomplished many of their personal goals. She coaches both a successful IEA and IHSA team, allowing students to compete at all levels of showing from local shows to “AA”. Becky is also the 2014 national winner of the USHJA Professional Affiliate Sportsmanship Award for the Southeast Region. Becky’s personal mission is to see each rider accomplish her personal goals while gaining both self-worth and confidence. Becky is also a USHJA nationally certified trainer.