Shadow Hills Riding Club Board of Directors
Stacy Adams – Secretary
Barbara Maxwell – Treasurer (Interim)
Kathleen Gray – Advisory
Shadow Hills Riding Club Staff
Johnny Higginson – Program Director, PATH International Advanced Instructor and Advanced EAGALA Equine Specialist
Johnny Higginson is not your average horseman. After 40 years of successful experience in the performing arts as well as winning the National title with the American Quarter Horse Association, competing and showing horses to world title championships he is a giant in the Equestrian world. He continues to use his ranch as a training facility for hunter/jumpers, dressage and western disciplines and it was once the home of acclaimed AQHA Champion Silver Inspiration.
Johnny’s an intuitive riding instructor with unsurpassed expertise and those who train with him, are rewarded with consistent wins.
PATH Cert. Advanced Instructor and mentor for therapeutic instructors.
Professional trainer/instructor able-bodied, multi-disciplines;
Accomplishments include AQHA National Title, AQHA World Title, USC Equestrian Team trainer, Pacific Coast Champion, VQHA Champion, and the PCQHA Champion. Professional actor and dancer. Education and affiliations include: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, PATH, EAGALA, USEF, DASC, SAG/AFTRA
Tawnya Chatham – PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Tawnya started in the industry of therapeutic riding in 2001 with Special Equestrian Riding Therapy as a regular volunteer. As the years progressed it was evident she had a natural instinct when it came to working with the children and horses. In 2006 she became a certified instructor through PATH intl. She has taught in Moorpark with Special Equestrian Riding Therapy as well as Dream Therapies, where she also assisted with hippotherapy in Las Vegas, Nevada. She joined the SHRC team in 2014.
Melissa Musson – Volunteer Coordinator