Rebecca Hanna Dykes

Owner | Head Trainer
Rebecca Hanna Dykes started her riding career in childhood, and has over twenty years of riding, competition, and horsemanship experience. Rebecca has received instruction from some of the top equestrians in the country, and continually pursues excellence and achieving new goals in her own riding career. While show jumping is Rebecca’s passion, she enjoys teaching the art and skill of hunters, equitation, dressage, as well as western riding. Rebecca has coached many students to championships at Texas shows, with her riders ranking in the highest levels in North Texas every year end in show jumping. She has a passion for developing the young rider into an accomplished horse person, whether that be through competition or personal goals. She has also received many awards with her own self-trained young horses. Rebecca emphasizes patience, dedication, consistency and understanding of the particular horse and rider connection during her training sessions. Rebecca received a Bachelor's in Psychology and Bachelor's in Marketing from Southern Methodist University in 2013. With her roots in Tyler, Texas, having graduated from All Saints Episcopal School in 2009, Rebecca loves sharing her knowledge and expertise with the East Texas community. Rebecca lives on property with her husband, Blake, new little one, Luke, her two Miniature Australian Shepherds, two Great Pyrenees, and barn & house cats. 

Tonia Castaneda

Trail Ride Leader

Tonia is an East Texas native, growing up in Henderson and attending TJC as a music major. They have always had a love for horses, but their riding experience began with child-like wonder three years ago. After watching Spirit, their two-year-old child, Sofia, decided that she wanted to ride, and wanted them to join. They have been riding ever since and enjoy the special bond it builds between humans and the horses.
Over the years, they have developed a passion for equine care and behavior. They have been training at RH Equestrian since 2019, and they have received top awards at shows they have attended. They are constantly pursuing growth as a rider and teacher and look forward to sharing their knowledge and joy with you.

Lainie Lasseter

Trainer | Barn Manager

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 joined RH Equestrian as Assistant Barn Manager and Trainer in 2020, where she assists in the daily management of the facility and horses as well as teaching riding lessons.

About Us 

Madeline McCurley


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.

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Our knowledgeable trainers look forward to meeting you. 

Our team of experienced riding instructors have backgrounds in show jumping, dressage, hunters, equitation, western riding, and more. We have a lovely group of gentle, beautiful lesson horses and ponies to show our riders the ropes of horsemanship.