I welcome you to Abingdon Park
Julie Thomas Tullos - owner and Head Instructor
a Level III Hunt Seat Certified Instructor, specializing in Hunter Jumper Instruction for the beginner to intermediate rider. Julie
is certified through the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA) and is currently the only Level III Hunt Seat
certified instructor in the state of Texas. She has also been named one of the Top 50 Riding Instructor's in
the United States for 2009 by the ARIA. Julie has been teaching professionally for more than fifteen years. Until
December 2007, she was the Head Instructor for Windmill Stables in Richardson. Her students and ponies have won many
year-end awards in the local show circuits, including many championships. Besides showing Hunter Jumper, Julie was a
C-2 member of Hood Pony Club while growing up and, from 2001-2004, was the District Commissioner of High Rise Pony Club. In
2005 she became the Regional Supervisor for the Red River Region Pony Clubs, a position held until December 2007. She
is a Past-President of the Dallas Hunter Jumper Scholarship Circuit and has been a USPC National Quiz Championships
Judge. She emphasizes safety, dedication, compassion and hard work. Julie is committed to making you or your child a
skilled rider and an excellent horseman.
|Julie riding Let's Make Time
|Julie riding Cool Runnings
Assistant Instructor - Jordan Kettle
Jordan has been riding horses since she was 5 and has been training horses since she started
her own horse, Maverick when she was just 14. Jordan took about a year off from showing and riding H/J to experience other
horse avenues. Jordan's main passion is training and re homing OTTB.
Jordan emphasizes professionalism and horsemanship
as foundations for creating a safe, fun environment for learning and development. She particularly enjoys seeing her students
and young horses progress through the ranks and achieve their own measures of success.
TESTIMONIAL FROM PARENT:
regained her confidence and love of riding again and I can not thank you enough.
- Laura Gigl