Mahantango Acres, we know that every horse and rider are different and
therefore, learn and develop at different levels. We are committed to
working with the individual at a pace that is comfortable to them.
Instruction is available in various disciplines including Hunt Seat
Equitation, Dressage and Western. All levels of instruction are offered
from Beginners to Advanced. We welcome children and adults as well as
horses at every level.
Acres Equestrian Center is owned and operated by Virginia and Mike Heckert.
Virginia has been a Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor
(Advanced English and Western Horsemanship) since 1989.
sucessfully been re-certified by CHA by her commitment to continued
equestrian education. The CHA requires that certified instructors continue
to take lessons, attend clinics and classes in addition to other
participatory assemblies, to qualify for renewal.
Virginia has also toured on the "A" circuit with Olympic
Equestrienne Anne Kursinski.She holds a degree in Equine Studies and works
with various not for profit Equine Organizations including the 4-H Club,
as a group leader. Virginia donates her training services to neglected
and/or abused horses through Equine Rescues in various parts of the United
States. In addition to being very active in Equine related interest groups
and awareness projects, Virginia is also a Regional Director for the
Pennsylvania Equine Council.