Trainer Rebecca Hanna's passion for the equine industry and love of horses began at the age of seven when she first sat on a horse. Since then, she has been riding and competing in hunters, jumpers, dressage, and western disciplines for almost 20 years. She has owned several young horses and has assisted in transforming them into successful competitive mounts. She has shown multiple horses throughout the years in several disciplines, consistently earning championships in her divisions.
Rebecca has trained under multiple respected equestrian professionals, including Shelby Graham, Kim Brunson, and Paula Morris. She has participated in and audited intensive training clinics with Bernie Traurig, George Morris, and Anne Kursinski. Rebecca graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. She graduated from All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas.
Lainie’s passion for horses started at a young age, growing up listening to her grandfather tell countless stories about his time training racehorses. Lainie began riding at and competing with RH Equestrian in 2016 and became a working student before moving to Dallas to attend University of North Texas. During college, she worked at an equine rescue facility helping to take care of and rehabilitate rescued horses. Lainie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the UNT, as well as holding two Associate’s degrees from TJC. Moving back to the Tyler area after graduation, Lainie came back to RHE to continue to improve as a rider, and has competed successfully in show jumping divisions in local shows. She comes from a position working with children in high school special education as well as teaching upper elementary students in a Montessori Academy. Lainie is joining RH Equestrian as Assistant Barn Manager and Trainer, where she will be assisting in the daily management of the facility and horses as well as teaching beginner riding lessons.
Diana’s love for horses began when she moved to Maryland from Russia, riding at a friend’s barn and helping out with chores in exchange for lessons. From there, she competed in hunter/jumper shows and placed consistently well in the open 2'6" classes, receiving several awards. In 2014, she moved to Dallas/Fort Worth and rode under Margaret Kitts, beginning her eventing career. There, she rode ponies and helped restart Off the Track Thoroughbreds. In 2017, she settled down on her own farm in East Texas and continued to train various types of horses, including Spanish Mustangs, BLM Mustangs, OTTBS, and warmbloods. Diana is currently riding under Lauren Griffin and is working to achieve a USDF bronze medal. Her focus is rider and equine biomechanics with an emphasis on the pyramid of training.
At the age of 8, Madeline’s grandfather decided to give her a riding lesson for her birthday. Little did he know that one lesson would grow into a lifetime passion for horses. One lesson turned into weekly lessons which has now turned into daily rides on multiple horses and desire to share her love for horses with others. Madeline has now been riding for over ten years, teaching beginner and intermediate riders the world of hunter/jumpers and training horses including off the track thoroughbreds for four years. Madeline also has experience in dressage and cross country.
Madeline has placed many years in the final standings with NTHJC and has won the Paul Harrand Sportsmanship Award. Madeline is a Robert E. Lee Spring 2018 graduate, is currently in training to be a certified vet tech, is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of FFA, and North Texas Hunter Jumper Club.