RiverTenn is proud to Welcome Denise Cooper to it's training and lesson programs. Denise comes to us with over 30 years of Riding, Training, Showing and Clinic experience. Denise trained and has shown her Dressage Morgan horse Arkomia Tall Tales, to championships across three states. She has trained and cliniced with the Dressage "GREATS" such as Jeff Moore, Liz Searle, and Willy Arts. Denise is a competitor who understands what the horse needs, what the rider must do, and how to make both into winning pairs. Denise brings with her the philosophy of kindness, patience and reward for both horse and rider. She will often be heard saying to her students " Everytime you ride, make the horse yours. Be his partner, listen to each other and speak to each other."
Denise has shown and trained over 100 horses in Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western diciplines. That experience and dedication has earned her.
Region VII Grand Champion - 6 yrs
California/Arizona - High Point Champion - 3 yrs
Open Dressage Champion and High Point Champion - 5yrs
She owned and operated her full care boarding and training facility in San Juan Bautista California known as Centaur Farms for over 12 years before relocating to east Tenessee.
Children and horses are her passion.
RiverTenn welcomes Denise and her wealth of knowledge, experience and skill with open arms to our lesson program and to those who want to reach a higher level of communication, understanding and abilities to their Equestrian Resume'.