Southern Cross Ranch - Equine Facility and Training
Southern Cross Ranch - Equine Facility and Training
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6065 County Road 55
Columbia, AL 36319

334-790-5354
334-693-9505

SCRHorses@Gmail.com
6065 County Road 55
Columbia, AL 36319
334-790-5354
334-693-9505
SCRHorses@Gmail.com
6065 County Road 55, Columbia, AL 36319
334-790-5354 / 334-693-9505
SCRHorses@Gmail.com

Lessons

Tammy Opperman - Riding Instructor

Tammy Opperman - Riding Instructor

Tammy Opperman - Riding InstructorI started riding seriously at 16 years old, taking lessons at a hunter barn.  I attended Lake Erie College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies Teacher/Trainer in 1994.  While in college I regularly competed on the IHSA Hunt Seat Team and recognized dressage shows, events, and hunter/jumper shows.  My required internship was completed at Tempel Farms under George Williams where I fell in love with dressage.  Upon graduation I took several working student positions to further my experience in riding.  Gail Carmona, Oded Shimoni , Alex Chterba, And Gigi Nutter  are some of the trainers I was able to work under.

Tammy Opperman - Riding Instructor

Tammy Opperman - Riding InstructorI have spent many years freelance teaching and working out of several farms.  My riding experience consists of riding in hunters, eventing, and dressage.  I have started several horses under saddle and restarted many off the track thoroughbreds.  I bred and raised my current show mare.  I have done all the training entirely myself and earned my USDF Bronze and Silver Medals on her.  I have many year end awards through the DSDCTA, the GDCTA and the NWFL Chapter of the DSDCTA.  My students have won year end awards in the hunters with the Middle GA Hunter/Jumper Association.  They also have year end awards through the DSDCTA and NWFL Chapter.  I stress a correct position in my teaching.  A correct position makes for a safer more effective rider and a happy equine partner.

My contact information:
Tammy Opperman
334-685-9342
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Riding and Training Experience

  • Course Work in College:
    • Equitation
    • Jumping
    • Dressage
    • Combined Training
    • Stadium Jumping
  • Hunters/Jumpers:
    • Showing through 3’6”
    • IHSA Team (Lake Erie College) Regional Qualifier
    • Students-Champion and Reserve Champion year end Mid GA
    • Starting Off Track Tbs for the Hunter Ring
  • Combined Training:
    • Recognized Shows through Novice
    • Dressage:
    • Showing through Intermediare 1
    • GDCTA 6th place year end award 1st Level on Horse I Trained 10 Mo.
    • Several High Point Awards at Shows
    • Good Horseman’s 70 % Club Metal
    • Worked under George Williams, Gigi Nutter, Karl Mikolka, Gail
    • Carmona, Oded Shimoni
    • All Breed Award Dressage Sport Horse Classes (1st Yearling Filly)
    • Year end Championships for NWFL Chapter at 4th and PSG
    • Year end Champion for DSDCTA at 4th, reserve at PSG
    • USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist
  • Young Horses:
    • Started Under Saddle
    • Shown First Time
    • Started Over Fences
  • Students:
    • Champions in Hunters
    • Dressage Scores in 60’s at Recognized Shows
    • Young Children to Adults
    • Year end Champions and show high point in dressage
  • Horses:
    • Taken from Green to Intermediare 1
    • Problem Horses Made Ride-able For Amateur Owners
    • Off Track Tbs Schooled for Hunter/Jumpers and Dressage
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