Meet our Staff


stephMeet Stephanie!

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 took up Equitation and Hunter/Jumper classes in the English world in summer 2018, 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.

Meet Brandi!                      

Hey everyone I’m Brandi! I grew up in a roping family and love riding and competing in all aspects. I love to teach horsemanship and the technical things that make us all better horsemen and women. I’m excited to bring roping, rodeo and the training side to FCRA.
Recent accomplishments:
2019 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Top 15 in the World All Around, Calf Roping and Team roping Header.
2020 Wildifire Ladies Open Champion Header and various jackpot and rodeo wins.


cheyMeet Cheyanne!

Cheyanne has worked at Full Circle Riding Academy since 2012 fulfilling many different roles. Currently she instructs a limited amount  private lessons throughout the week and designs many of our event fliers.

If you see her around the barn feel free to ask her for a tour, an introduction to her beloved horse, Korra, or ask any questions about our horses and programs!







Meet Chance!Chance and Elsa

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!



Meet Martini!

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:


Meet Big Red! br

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!




pebsMeet Pebbles!

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! She is also the 2019 APHA World Champion Pole Bender and Reserve World Champion Barrel horse!



photo-sep-03-3-50-34-pmMeet Cash!

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!





Meet Buttons!

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!