Meet the Team
VHAT’s highly qualified instructors work under the auspices of Program Director Sarah Seidman. They are dedicated to ensuring that students are taught according to the highest standards of classical horsemanship while adhering to current PATH Int’l guidelines.
VHAT Founder, Level III Centered Riding® and PATH-certified instructor
Sarah has worked with children and horses for over 40 years. The foundation of her teaching lies in creating a positive, energetic and focused environment where students can safely learn the elements of horsemanship on patient, well-mannered school horses. This supportive approach is especially vital to empowering riders with disabilities and enhancing their personal growth. Sarah currently oversees all VHAT lesson and program plans, serving as VHAT’s Program DIrector.
Level I Centered Riding® instructor
PATH-certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL)
Susan is a member of the Vermont Horse Council and Barn Manager for Pease Farm Stable where VHAT is located. She combines her equestrian skills with a B.A. in Elementary Education and is our in-house specialist when it comes to working with little kids! Susan is a former para-educator at U32 High School where she worked with at-risk children and those with learning and/or behavioral issues. Her enthusiasm and dedication bring much to VHAT’s lessons and programs.
PATH-certified therapeutic riding instructor
Becca, who joined VHAT in 2010, grew up riding with horses, later studying dressage in England and then in Vermont with dressage master Bill McMullin. No stranger to the local therapeutic riding community, she interned at CHAMP Therapy Center in South Hero (Vermont) and received her PATH certification at High Hopes in Connecticut. Becca has also worked with the special needs population at the Augmentative Learning and Movement Center in Morrisville and is committed to sharing this knowledge with VHAT students.
Instructor & Trainer
A native of Uruguay, Carlos brings a varied set of skills to VHAT. With certification as a equitation instructor from Istituto Militar de las Armas y Especialidades, Carlos spent 15 years training with the military cavalry where he also was an instructor in their therapeutic riding program. He has also competed internationally in show jumping on the horse he trained, Icaro. Carlos currently tutors students in Spanish and has served as a coach for Capital Soccer at the Montpelier summer soccer camp. We welcome him to Pease Farm and VHAT where he will be offering training services as well as teaching lessons and operating programs for both special needs and neuro-typical students.