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Christina Menke:

  • Founder/Executive Director of Hope Haven.
  • PATH International Registered Instructor.
  • EAGALA Certified Horse Professional.
  • Certified Indiana Equine Special Olympics Coach.
  • Licensed RN for the state of Indiana
  • Experience:  25+years’ management and training in the horse industry.
  1. 1980’s: Completed 12 years of 4-H horse and pony club in Ohio. 1980’s: Competed in the AQHA Quarter Horse Congress.
  2. 1986:  Rode for the Ohio Chapter of the American Pony Club where she competed in Ohio and KY on the 3-day event circuit.
  3. 1988: Trained with Ann Sutton (grand prix 3-day event Olympian).  1990:  Trained and competed with Laura Wharton (Grand Prix Dressage trainer in Woodstock GA ).
  4. 1992:  Trained, competed with Lake Land (her grand prix horse), and managed up to 40 horses on the A3 Show Jumping Circuit with Debbi Connor in Virginia Beach (Grand Prix Show Jumper).
  5. 1988-1999:  Taught multiple disciplines to many students , broke over 35 horses, and trained hundreds of horses in different disciplines. 
  6. 1999:  Moved to Indiana to start Hope Haven and raise her daughter near family.
  7. 1999-2012: Continued teaching, educating herself, and training many

               Mike Neuman Mike Neuman:  Assistant Instructor

        • 30 plus years in the horse industry
        • Competed in western pleasure, contesting, and team penning.
        • Now retired and pleasure/trail rides.
        • A+ rating from Hope Haven survey’s on his help with instructing this year.



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