Today we are starting our ‘Trainers of Southwind’ series where each week we highlight one of the many different trainers that teach at Southwind. Up first is Heather Achen, resident trainer of Northern Light Farm.
A native of Pennsylvania, Heather has been teaching and training in the industry for almost 30 years.
She uses her Bachelors in Equine Science as well as her deep foundation in dressage to bring a vast array of knowledge to her hunter/equitation lessons.
Heather established Northern Light Farm over 11 years ago and has been up and down the seaboard with successful students from Short Stirrup through Medal Maclay as well as adult amateurs and jumpers. She also has an IEA Team in Region 2 and is president of that region. She prides herself on teaching students true horsemanship skills and what it means to ride through the levels and strengthen communication with each horse. Heather enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels and her desire to learn is contagious!