OUR INSTRUCTORS
 

MARY PATTON S. DAVIS

Mary Patton is an American who hails from Tampa, Florida. She began riding horses when she was just four years old, and specialized in hunter/jumpers. She rode and competed around the state for several years with her horse Harvey, a quarterback/thoroughbred mix, garnering quite the collection of ribbons.
Before moving to Rwanda, Mary Patton was living in Washington, DC where she attended Georgetown University and worked for a political communications firm. She speaks both English and French, and can teach equitation and jumpers, but loves going on trail rides as well!

ALLIE D. HUTTINGER

Allie is an American living in Kigali for the past two years.  She is from California where her family breeds and races thoroughbreds. She trained and competed in hunt seat equitation and jumping (show and cross-country) for 10 years. She really got into natural horsemanship about seven years ago and has been her main focus.On the human side, she likes to bring body awareness into teaching adults and children how to ride and communicate with horses. Allie teaches lessons in English and French for beginner to advanced riders.

WENDY VALENTINI OLSEN

Wendy Valentini Olsen is Danish and French and grew up in Belgium. She began riding from the age of 8 in a large nearby riding school owned by a baron. A few years later the baron dismissed all the riding teachers and she became responsible for the riding club’s horses along with two other riders. Wendy has participated in several dressage competitions and jumping competitions, and worked every summer in a riding club in Corsica. She became a social assistant in Belgium in 2003 and moved to Rwanda in 2005.
Horse riding has been and remains a passion for her.

ALICE TASCA

Alice is a 26 year old Italian architect born in Padova, near Venice. She began riding horses when she was just four years old, riding double with her mom in the saddle, and has both dressage and showjumping experience. Alice rode and competed in northern Italy for several years with her horses Silver, an Irish giant, and Juraja, a Dutch princess, winning the national team championship three times. She has seven horses at home in Italy whom she and her family care for at their barn.
She moved to Rwanda in 2011 to teach at in the Architecture Department at Kist University. She speaks fluent English and can teach equitation and jumpers to beginners, children, and advanced.

The newly built Fazenda Sengha in Kigali, Rwanda welcomes all levels of riders to enjoy private classes and trail rides in the hills of Mt. Kigali.

Whether you live in Kigali or are passing through for a visit, escape from everyday life to enjoy the peace of our unique location.
 
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