Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
I don't care, per se, what an instructor's accomplishments as a rider are. Some can ride well and not teach for beans, so more important to me would be, "Where are their other students placing and competing?" Obviously, I would want an instructor who had at least competed to the level I want to be at, but it would mean far more if not only that, but they also had several other students competing at the level I wanted to be at, as that would prove to me not only do they know their stuff on the horse, but that they know how to communicate, translate, and apply that knowledge to other horse and rider combinations.