"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."
Nancy has but one goal left to achieve and that is to make this world a better place for us all. The Brighton Equestrian Club is the vehicle she has chosen to make that happen. Nancy believes in Hope. "With Hope, all things are possible." Nancy's goal for the BEC is to create an environment that nurtures the human spirit to reach their God-Given potential. "People just need to someone to believe in them in order for them to believe in themselves. For some odd reason, horses have an uncanny ability to give that gift to people. I'm not sure what it is, but I've felt it and I want to share that love with all who enter the BEC."
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
A Western Michigan University graduate, whose career began at Ford Motor Credit; her connection to the automotive industry has spanned over a decade. Heather has a passion for business in addition to volunteering within the community. She thrives on work that meshes with her faith and values. Heather is excited to be able to call upon her past experiences to help develop and grow a successful Equestrian Club in the heart of Brighton, Michigan.
Kristen has her degree in Elementary Education and is experienced working with children of all ages, Pre-K through 12th grade. Kristen has successfully shown in jumping, eventing and through 4th level Dressage.
As a CHA Certified Riding Instructor, Kristen's passion is helping students feel comfortable and confident at any riding level while achieving a consistent measure of growth. Kristen is recently married and enjoys spending time with family.
Graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Animal Science, a love for animals has been a driving force in Sydney's life. Sydney competed successfully on her high school equestrian team, at local Dressage competitions, and on the
Michigan State University Dressage Team.
Today, Sydney is a CHA Certified Riding Instructor and is looking forward to guiding you through all of the benefits horses have to offer!
SHANA JO KELSEY
ACADEMY TEAM COACH
Shana has placed in the Top Ten National Equitation Championships from 1998 to 2006, consecutively. At an International level, Shana was chosen to compete in the Saddle Seat World Cup Invitational in South Africa, bringing home a gold medal.
Shana firmly believes that riding has instilled in her a great work ethic; the ability to perform in high pressure situations with poise and confidence; and enhanced self-assessment abilities learning from mistakes and building on the positives.