San Diego Riding Academy’s head riding instructor, Lindy Levy, brings over thirty years of instructing experience to her students and a lifetime of horsemanship as her background. Her students ride for the pure joy of learning about horses and vary in skill from the beginner to experienced riders seeking to improve their skills. Linda has a kind and gentle method of training, molding her approach to best fit each rider’s needs. She is comprehensive in her teaching, making sure that skills are gained through practice, achieving good form and horsemanship education.
To complement her teaching approach, Linda has assembled a group of kind, gentle spirited horses to teach on. She is very proud of her school horses and really enjoys sharing them with her clients. Almost daily Linda comments, “How lucky am I? I get to spend my days with a wonderful group of horses!”
Linda’s riding career started at the age of 11 on a farm in rural Vermont, when she received her first horse, a 15.2 gelding, as a gift. A string of horses throughout Linda’s youth taught her many riding skills and she also learned horsemanship from being a member of 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
Linda has an esteemed background in her field, graduating third in her class at Morven Park International Equestrian Institute in Leesburg, Virginia, a renowned pioneer school which taught riding, teaching, training and business courses. Linda went on to open several successful training academies, including Brickyard Farm in Vermont in 1989, followed by The Foundry at Proctor Hill in Massachusetts, and Volo Farms in Massachusetts in 2002, until moving to California in May of 2012.