Christina Gelona- Hendricks has been teaching riding lessons and training horses for 23 years. With a passion for teaching, Christina has a unique ability to identify an individual's riding strengths and develop new strengths to produce accomplished riders. She will work with each student at their own developing pace. Christina will quickly assess each student's comfort level and match the riders with appropriate level horses.
" I have always enjoyed teaching riders with various goal levels and abilities, as long as they have a love of horses and want to learn. I see myself always being a riding instructor, as long as I can walk out to an arena. Not many people can say they have a job they love, but I can!"
Currently Christina has students showing in Hunter/Jumper shows, breed shows, 4-H shows and open shows.
Her areas of instruction include: Hunter/Jumper Equitation Over Fences Hunter Under Saddle Hunt Seat Equitation Working Hunter Western Pleasure Western Horsemanship Western Riding Trail General Horsemanship Skills
Currently, Christina is pursuing a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law. A JD Candidate for December 2014, Christina anticipates continuing coaching and instructing at Valentine Ranch, while pursuing a legal career in a General Practice.