Meet Heidi Bardy
Heidi Bardy is a Chicago native, and is a terrific
member of our lesson staff. She graduated from
Houghton College, Houghton, NY with a B.A. in
Psychology and an equestrian studies minor.
While at Houghton, she studied abroad in both
Tanzania and England. In addition, she gained
experience instructing lesson students and
supervising riding camps while she attended
After graduating from Houghton, Heidi was an
instructor and barn manager at Glen Grove
Equestrian Center in Morton Grove, IL. There,
she instructed beginner- through advanced-level
hunter/jumper riding students in both private and
group lessons. As barn manager, she was
responsible for the health needs of 90 horses,
and she trained incoming staff and student
workers in horsemanship and safety.
Heidi is a Certified Horsemanship Association
Instructor, Level II in English and Western riding.
In addition to horses, Heidi enjoys playing the
piano and writing poetry. Heidi was with us for
three years and has become a beloved friend.
She is currently travelling and pursuing outdoor
studies at a number of schools across the
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|Heidi and Ditto win some good ribbons at Northwestern
Equestrian Center in Morton Grove, IL.
|Heidi, age 11, takes her very first riding lesson on
Toots at Willow Brook Acres in Morton Grove, IL..
|Air Jordan was Heidi's first horse, and they
competed in many shows together. At left,
they compete in a "B" show hosted by
Northwestern Equestrian Center. Above:
Heidi and AJ at Silver Wood Farms in
|Heidi would love to
hear from her friends
at the barn. Click here
to send her an email!
Click Buck's nose
to go back home!
|Heidi and Worthy cleaned up in Beginner Equitation Over Fences.
|Heidi is a terrific camp counselor, and the kids learn lots of great
information when she instructs them.
|She's an accomplished braider and makes our horses look so handsome
for formal shows.
|Heidi with Evelyn and Ricky at the Beaufort Hunter Trials.