Our Trainers


Linnea Throckmorton

Head Trainer
linnea@fourwinds.net

970.691.1773

Linnea has been riding since she could walk. Being the third generation of the Throckmorton family dedicated to horses, she has a long history of equestrianism. She showed competitively across the nation all through her junior years, before she rode in Germany for an extensive period. Linnea is consistently driven towards excellence, and has spent much time furthering her education. She has ridden with a plethora of the "greats" in our sport, and is constantly seeking to grow her knowledge.

In her teaching, Linnea instills much of what she learned during her time in Germany. A good base support (your leg and core) is priority. When a good base is established, an independence of the riding aids can happen, which creates a harmony with the horses. She is a firm believer that riding is relative to the moment and often can be counter intuitive. She is engaged in all lessons and promotes mental health of horse and rider through consistent praise and positivism. 

 

Lily Stewart

Riding Instructor
lily@fourwinds.net

413.717.1970

Lily has been actively involved in the horse industry for the last twenty years. She has competed through the High Children/Adult Jumpers as a Junior rider which are 1.15m. Among many of her accomplishments, she attended several junior medal finals on the East coast, has finished several green horses, and recently finished her Equine Science Degree at CSU. 

She has pursued a professional career because of her love of the horses, and as a young adult has grown to appreciate that the horses have taught the necessity for a strong work ethic and dedication. She is excited to get to share these magnificent animals with the youth of today and help watch them grow to be driven individuals, whether that be in their ride or in life. 

Hailing from the east coast, she has a very traditional approach to form and will spend much of her time developing great fundamentals of positioning. She has a love of equitation and it is reflected in her style. "Form follows function, but sometimes we need to have good form before we can truly understand good function."
 


Miranda Yost

Riding Instructor
miranda@fourwinds.net

303.324.3883

Miranda Yost developed a passion for horses before she could walk. She began taking lessons at the age of 6 and worked her way up from the short stirrup hunter division to the competitive junior jumper divisions. As an amatuer she was fortunate enough to work for and train with some of the top Grand Prix riders in the sport. Over the past decade, Miranda has competed all over the country, most notably recieving top placings at some of the biggest horse shows at the Colorado Horse Park, the Las Vegas International and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida to name a few. She continues to learn and set her own goals as a professional in this competitive sport. She emphasizes the basics in her lessons and training program to create a confident and accurate rider, while building trustful relationships between the two. She believes a strong leg, independent seat and consistent connection and ryhthm make up the building blocks of a great round. She is a knowledgable and enthusiastic trainer who will help you meet your short and long term goals, whether that is in the show ring or at home.   


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