Instructors

Greta “Jade” Krafsig

Hello, I’m the owner and head instructor at White Oak Stables. I’ve loved horses my whole life but I didn’t start riding until I was 14 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve trained in classical Hunt Seat and Equitation most of my life by a wonderfully talented and local instructor, Sandi Diesterhoft. I’ve competed successfully in local hunter/jumper shows, western pleasure shows, hunter paces and eventing. I enjoy working with people of all ages, especially adult beginners, autistic and shy/anxious/fearful riders. I believe learning about horses should be both fun and educational and will teach towards your personal goals and desires.

 

17991155_450886595256505_4088393568663267319_nSandy Ann Charles

Hi! I teach 1-2 days a week at White Oak Stables. I started riding when I was 2 and by the time I was 7 I was competing in pony hunter divisions. I started Pony Club when I was 8 or 9 with Casanova Warrenton Pony Club. I have done almost everything from Pony Club games to three day eventing. I started teaching and assisting with lessons at my family’s lesson stables when I was 12. I have been teaching professionally since I was 17. I have trained with my mom, Sandi Deisterhoft, as well as Pam Baker, Gavin Moylan, Jimmy Cantwell, Gigi Winslet and Pam Fraley. I’ve participated in clinics with George Morris and Katie Monahan Prudent. I was Grand Champion Local Hunter at the Washington International Horse Show in 2003.