MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

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DEBORAH JOHNSON

Owner of RTEC and Senior Trainer

Deborah Johnson has spent her entire life dedicated to Arabian horses and riding. She has a deep care and concern for the well-being of the horses as well as an unending supply of energy to get it all done. Deborah’s horses and riders compete very successfully at all levels in the Arabian industry. National and Reserve National Championships have been earned in Country English Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Show Hack, Saddle Seat Equitation, Hunter Seat Equitation, Showmanship, and Working Cow Horse.

In addition to her training operation, Deborah has volunteered for the breed organization, the Arabian Horse Association, for over 30 years and is currently serving in the elected position of President. She is currently serving the United States Equestrian Federation on its Board of Directors, the National Breeds & Disciplines Council as well as the USEF Arabian Rules Committee.  She has served on the Arabian Horse Association Board of Directors representing Region 3, as Chair of the National Equitation/Showmanship Committee and Market Development and Promotion Committee. Deborah is a current member of the Budget and Finance Committee. Seeing the best of what the Arabian horse breed has to offer each year brings another dimension to Deborah’s credentials.

Every year Deborah adjudicates shows that keep her on the cutting edge of what it takes to win. In 2021 Deborah added a Morgan judging card to her credentials..  She has had the honor of adjudicating the United States National Championship Show six times as of October 2016, the Youth National Championship twice, the Canadian National Championship Show once, and the prestigious Scottsdale Arabian Show eight times. Deborah’s riders note that to ride with her is a holistic experience. She cares about the students’ grades, she is in tune with the motivational strategies to best prepare each rider for competition, and she has a sincere desire to see each rider become the best they can be.

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EMILY CARPENTER

 Senior Trainer 

Senior Trainer Emily Carpenter began her equestrian career at the age of 7 with Deborah Johnson. Emily has been successful in Regional competition in Saddle Seat Equitation, Hunter Seat Equitation, Western Horsemanship, English, Country, Hunter, and Western Pleasure. She has diverse experience and is eager to assist her students in every possible way. She was a competitive gymnast.   Emily enjoys training horses, competing in shows and coaching RTEC riders. Emily takes great care to ensure each student is progressing toward their goals in a very effective way.

ALYSSA PARLANE

 Trainer 

Alyssa Parlane is a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno. She began riding at the age of seven at a small backyard business. In 2013 she took a break from riding, then moved to RTEC in 2017. Alyssa started her show career in 2019 and showed in Western Horsemanship, and in 2020 competed in Saddleseat equitation and English pleasure. Outside of the show ring, she has ridden disciplines including English, hunter, and western. In 2020 she went champion at Pacific Slopes in English pleasure and reserve champion in English Pleasure at the Diablo Arabian Horse Association Fall Fling show on Tamar Emissary. She hopes to keep showing in the future. Her goal as an instructor is to keep riders safe and educated, as well as make sure they are having fun while at the barn. She hopes to help her students advance at comfortable pace and challenge them to always learn new things at RTEC. 

RYANE HUMES

 Trainer 

Ryane Humes is a junior at Galena High School. She started riding in 2011 and shortly after pursued hunter jumpers. In 2016, Ryane started her western riding career at RTEC. While in the lesson programmed she learned about the many disciplines of the versatile Arabian such as western pleasure, ranch riding, ranch trail and horsemanship. In 2019, Ryane took a break from riding in order to pursue a career in archery where she was competing nationally. During 2020, archery was put on hold, so Ryane got back into riding with a local performance barn before coming back to RTEC as a Junior Instructor.  She began her show career in 2021 with FRC Shooter Special. During their first season they had multiple top 5 finishes in both open, youth and 1,000 non-pro ranch cutting as well as in multiple ranch riding and reining classes. She also has a championship in 1,000 non-pro ranch cutting. To end the 2021, Ryane and her horse shooter went circuit champion in Versatility Ranch Horse (VRH) Open Senior Bridle Horse Ranch Cutting and was VRH Youth Limited Cow Work reserve champions. FRC Shooter Special was the Open Ranch Cutting Year End Reserve Champion for Western Nevada. Due to FRC Shooter Special’s and Ryane’s success, they have qualified for the 2022 Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship held in Oklahoma City. Ryane’s goal as an instructor at RTEC is to creativity challenge her students to make them better riders and more importantly horseman. 
 

ANGELINA GUERRIERI

 Trainer 

Angelina Guerrieri is a senior attending Hug High School. She began riding at the age of four and was hooked after competing in her first leadline class the following year. When she was seven, she came to RTEC and immediately fell in love with the horses, teachers, and inviting atmosphere. Ang began competing in regional level walk trot hunter classes when she was nine years old and continued to show hunter until 2019. Horses have always been important to Ang, she hopes to continue to show and work with them throughout her life. As a child, she fell in love with the welcoming environment at RTEC and she aims to develop that same environment for her students , as well as their families. Ang's goal as an instructor at RTEC is to help her students become better riders by developing horsemanship , building confidence, and challenging them to always improve. She hopes to share her love 0f the sport and all that the Arabian breed has to offer with her students. 

MIA DE LA TORRE

 Trainer 

Mia is currently attending University of Nevada, Reno and is majoring in veterinary science with the hope of becoming a veterinarian. She started riding at RTEC when she was six years old and completely fell in love with the sport. She started competing at the age of ten and has gone on to win numerous regional titles. She has successfully competed in western pleasure, western horsemanship, showmanship, trail, and ranch riding. She currently owns a purebred Arabian named Zee Bunny Playboy, Hef for short. Hef was given to Mia as a 16th birthday present and was able to introduce her to working western side of competing. He has carried her to numerous regional titles in western trail, horsemanship, and ranch riding. Hef is currently retired and living his best life at RTEC. Mia hopes to continue to show and always be involved with horses throughout her life. Her goal as an instructor is to help her students gain the basics of horsemanship and gain confidence in the saddle.

Addison Stabile

 Trainer 

Addie is currently applying for the Dental Hygiene program at Truckee Meadows Community college. She started showing Arabians when she was 7 at a barn in 
California, and just recently moved to Reno for school. Addie has numerous Regional championships in western horsemanship, ranch riding, English trail, western trail, hunt seat equitation, western pleasure, and hunter pleasure. And National titles in English and Western trail. Addie has worked outside of Arabians as well, she has competed in rodeo events including barrel racing and pole bending. Addie hopes to continue her showing career with her up and coming one year old Half Arabian, WL Porsome Sugar Onme. She loves teaching kids and adults how to ride and sharing the experience with them. Her goal as an instructor is to make versatile riders and help them achieve there goals. 

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