Our Instructors and Staff

Caroline Duncan

Hello! My name is Caroline Duncan. I have a bachelors degree in Mental Health & Counseling as well as Cross Cultural Sociology from Carson Newman University. I am registering with PATH as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. I have two beautiful daughters —2 & 9 months— and sassy mare named Primrose. I love people & I love horses and I can’t wait to work with you! 

Jeneva Steffes

Jeneva has been a horse enthusiast for all her life and riding for 13 years. She’s spent a few years training Off the Track Arabians to be lesson horses, and started running camps early on until 2016 when she began instructing at another local barn. She’s passionate about her students and loves to watch them thrive with horses. Fun fact about her, She has her own horse named Charger and she loves to go on trail rides with him when she’s not teaching! She also loves singing, painting and exploring the great outdoors when she’s not on a horse!

Candie Perry

My name is Candie Perry and I am a native of the Tennessee Valley via Marietta, Georgia. I graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. I have the unique perspective of being an instructor while also being a mom to a precious little girl who is also a rider in our Reinbow Riders program. I can tell you that this program changes lives, because it has changed ours. My favorite horse is our family horse, Chica Perry. We also have two miniature horses!

Candie Perry

My name is Candie Perry and I am a native of the Tennessee Valley via Marietta, Georgia. I graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. I have the unique perspective of being an instructor while also being a mom to a precious little girl who is also a rider in our Reinbow Riders program. I can tell you that this program changes lives, because it has changed ours. My favorite horse is our family horse, Chica Perry. We also have two miniature horses!

Ashley Hartz

Ashley is the current Program Director for Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center. She is a PATH Intl. and CHA certified instructor with  a B.S in Psychology and Hispanic Studies and a Master's in Family Intervention and Mediation. Her priority has always been helping others achieve their goals and reaching their potential. You will usually find her running around the barn or office like a chicken with her head cut off!  In her "free time" Ashley runs her own farm where she trains competitive riders and off-the-track thoroughbreds in combined training.  Her horse "soulmate" is Bacardi, a crazy thoroughbred with a bad attitude, but she knows deep down he secretly loves her!

Tara Yelliot

Tara directs the Reinbow Rehabilitation program as a physical therapist. Bio to follow.

Jessica Tyree

Jessica is a therapeutic riding instructor prepping to be certified through PATH Intl. Bio to follow.

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