Hi! My name is Katrina Dodd, Kat for short. I have been teaching at Waredaca since 2014, but have been teaching and riding for as long as I can remember. I love teaching and sharing my passion and knowledge with others. I am lucky to be able to do so – not many people can say their passion is also their job! Originally from Bergen, Norway I started my life with horses at a small barn for training harness racers. At that point, all I wanted to do was be near horses and loved every minute of it. I quickly figured out though that sitting behind them in a cart was not for me. I wanted to ride! So from there on it was trail riding for several years before I discovered show jumping and my first mare, Miss Scarlett. After formal training in the UK with ABRS, I moved to the US and began riding at a local barn, Reddemeade. There, I became an instructor, camp director, coach and started the JEL team (Junior Equitation League). I am a level 4 certified riding instructor through the Certified Horsemanship Association and also an Assistant Clinic Instructor with CHA. This takes me to North Carolina most years in May for a week to help certify new instructors. Since May 2016 I teach solely at Waredaca and I love every minute of it. I coach for the Waredaca Pony Club, teach private lessons and train several private horses. You will be hard pressed to find a more supportive, welcoming or positive place to ride. The community truly makes it a standout and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!
// by Gretchen