Education and Bio
Beth Ellenburg has owned and operated Greenridge Stables since 1995. She has 40 years of experience riding horses and training horses and riders of all levels and backgrounds.
Beth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology, and an Equine Management Certificate from the University of Georgia. Her degrees help her teach and work with others incredibly well. She has completed her health coaching class at Kennesaw State University and has started adding to the adult group on Wednesdays.
Beth has competed successfully in Dressage, Eventing, Sport Horse, and Endurance riding; Beth has experience fox hunting as well. Beth now competes in Sport Horse and Dressage with her four year old Polish Arabian, Fire Dancer. She is a member of USEF and AHA. She competes as a professional in Class A USEF shows in Region 12.
Beth Ellenburg has also ridden with some of the finest competitors in the United States, including:
- Kim Walnes, member of the US Equestrian Team from 1980-1986 and earned a ranking of #3 in the World.
- See www.thewayofthehorse.com for Kim’s complete bio.
- Leslie Olsen, United States Equestrian Federation 'R' Dressage judge and a United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medalist.
- See www.dressagesimplysouthern.com for more about Leslie.
Teaching and Outlook
Beth teaches how to live a balanced life in all circumstances. She teaches a culture of empowerment and helps individuals to improve their quality of life by guiding them, in turn leading to a more fulfilling life. She especially enjoys opportunities to work with children, and focuses on providing more to the kids than just equestrian skills. She bases her education on life skills, morals, values, and building self-esteem. Beth has been blessed in her work with:
- Children with mental disabilities
- Foster and underprivileged children
- 4-H Clubs
- Girl Scouts
She has experience with life coaching and incorporates that into her daily teaching. Inspired by the horse, teens and children can learn how to trust and understand how to set boundaries and rules. Horses love unconditionally with no bias, prejudice or condemnation. We use a solution based and strength based practice when working with teens.