Gail Duer - Registered Instructor
Gail learned of Eagles' Wings while at a neurologist appointment with her daughter and grandson who was severely handicapped. She is a horse lover from childhood with some experience but had to get “back in the saddle” after 35 years. So, combining all of these interests and achievements, Eagles Wings was a perfect outlet and therapy for her. She began in 2007 as a horse leader and was certified as an instructor in 2011 through Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding Stables in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She thoroughly enjoys her students and has been amazed at the “miracles” she has witnessed.
Rebekah Hastings - Registered Instructor
Rebekah started as an Instructor in Training at Eagles' Wings Stable in 2009. Prior to her involvement with Eagle’s Wings, Rebekah received an Associate’s Degree in Equine Studies from Ohio University Southern. During her studies she focused on therapeutic riding and trained at the University’s therapeutic riding center. Rebekah became a certified instructor shortly after starting at Eagle’s Wings. Rebekah contributes ten plus years of horse experience working in a variety of equine settings including therapeutic riding, traditional horseback riding, and daily equine care.
Heather Thompson – Registered Instructor In-Training
Heather discovered Eagle’s Wing’s when she was looking for a new place to board her horses. She began volunteering in 2019. She quickly learned how rewarding it is to be part our rider’s horsemanship journey so she decided to peruse her certification. She hopes to also become a Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning after she completes the Instructor Certification in 2020. She is happy to be fueling her passion for horses and people with us here at Eagle’s Wing’s.