Stephanie has been riding horses since she was 2 and began teaching horseback riding lessons at the age of 13 at her dad’s home in Euless. She taught horseback riding through High School and while she earned her B.S. at Tarleton State and Sam Houston. She majored in Animal Science and minored in Business, allowing her opportunities to work with some of the best horse trainers and breeders in the barrel racing industry. Upon graduating in 2008, she then returned to the HEB area to continue teaching. Her extreme passion and love of horses is what drives the business of Full Circle. She relishes the opportunity to pass along her love of horses to other children and help them to excel in whatever discipline they choose.
Stephanie currently competes in local barrel races and playdays. She has won numerous checks, buckles, saddles, and various prizes for her skills on horseback over the last 20 years. Stephanie piloted our lesson horse, Pebbles, to be the 2018 APHA Reserve World Champion pole bending horse and top ten for barrels and stakes. She is a CHA-certified instructor and attends various clinics throughout the year. She has a passion for learning something new and is always looking for advanced techniques she can pass along to her students. Stephanie recently took up Equitation and Hunter/Jumper classes in the English world, but claims she hasn’t “gone to the dark side” just yet!
She has a supportive family with her husband Mike and their four children – Teagan, Presley, Micah, and Brady.
Jennifer got her first horse at 8 years old. Her love affair with riding has continued since then. In middle school she began competing in local horse shows and trail class soon became her favorite event. During her early high school years she took up the reins riding English to become a more well rounded equestrian. As her show career continued, she placed well and won many High Point and Reserve High Point Awards at Hunter Jumper shows, Open shows, and Buckskin Registry breed shows. Jennifer has been teaching lessons to riders of all ages for over 15 years. She is a certified Spirit Horse Instructor and is qualified to teach both able bodied riders as well as riders with special needs. She complied and implemented the horse therapy program manual for a local Autism therapy center before coming to FCRA.
She has been teaching at FCRA since 2013 and is honored to have pioneered the FCRA Horse Show team which competes locally at horse shows. Jennifer has a passion for instilling hard work, safety, and fun into horse back riding!
Cheyanne has worked at Full Circle Riding Academy since 2012 fulfilling many different roles. Currently she instructs private lessons throughout the week, leads our camps, and designs many of our additional events.
If you see her around the barn feel free to ask her for a tour, or ask any questions about our horses and programs!
This tall Appaloosa was given to us by a student who knew the purpose of FCRA matched the spirit of her horse. He has quickly become a barn favorite and is used in our competition team and lessons.
Chance is what you would describe as a ‘Puppy Dog Horse’ because he is so friendly. Not a mean bone in his body! He’s a pretty quick horse so we don’t recommend him for beginners.
He welcomed Disney princess Elsa to the barn this summer, and though she claims her heart belongs to Sven (her reindeer friend), she was seen nuzzling Chance’s muzzle before she left!
This beautiful bay quarter horse is used on both competition team and horse show team! She worked on a ranch before we purchased her giving her a lot of patience with our students.
Martini has a smooth trot and lope and is one of our best trail horses!
Fun fact: Martini is a tv star! She was featured in a commercial by the City of Watauga! See her performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti5RkD7HzAw
The name says it all! Big Red is a sorrel quarter horse with a big trot and lope! He is the most cuddly horse in the barn-rubbing against the lucky children who get to ride him.
Big Red has been reported to have the softest coat in the barn-when clean. So when you get to ride him make sure to clean him thoroughly to feel how soft he can be!
Shown in the picture, Big Red stands still for anything making him a great choice for our ring toss lessons!
Purchased on Valentines day many years ago, Pebbles is distinguishable by her half-heart marking on her face. She is approaching her 20’s but has so much fire in her heart that her age is but a number. Used for years as Stephanie’s back up barrel racing horse, Pebbles is now a star for our competition team! Because of her speed, she is not recommended for beginners. Pebbles is your APHA Reserve World Champion Pole Bending horse for 2018!
What a great partner Ginger is! A beautiful sorrel quarter horse with solid gaits and smooth patterns, she takes great care of her owner Michael. Ginger is the alpha mare in our horse herd- a kind and strong leader. She has a solid trot and knows all the playday patterns. We are lucky enough to be able to borrow her for lessons!
Midnight is a horse showing queen! Her calmness and patience with children is unparalleled. She would be an ideal choice for your child’s first lesson or bareback day! Be sure to bring her some treats though! She loves to eat!!
Belles came to FCRA 4 years ago as a retired barrel horse. She still enjoys competing at playdays, but at a reduced speed. One of our student fell in love with Belles shortly after she came to the barn, and is now her owner! We still borrow Belles every once in a while because she is such a fun pattern and bareback horse!
Josey has been with FCRA for many many years. She has excellent playday patterns and a lot of speed. We use her for one-on-one private lessons, or in group lessons for our advanced students. She’s usually the first horse to greet you as you enter the barn!
Cash has only resided at FCRA for a little over a year but has made quite a impact. He is a beefy quarter horse with a beautiful blaze on his face. Our students welcomed him in and are currently teaching him the playday patterns. We look forward to Cash’s progress in the future!
Buttons is our miniature donkey who roams freely around our barn! He is extremely kind and gentle, allowing toddlers to walk up to him and love on him.
His favorite treats are carrots, apples, watermelon, sugar cubes, horse treats, cat treats, dog treats… you get the picture. It is impossible to hide treats from this guy!