Regina Kear Reid
AT HART: Regina gives lessons, teaches in clinics, and coaches instructors. She also helps with various fund raising activities. She is happy to share a lifetime of professional equestrian experience with the next generation of riders and trainers.
Regina has been a professional horsewoman since the age of 17. She has started and taken to competition level over 40 horses and ponies. She has done Eventing, shown Hunters and Jumpers, and Ladies Sidesaddle. She was hunt staff for Foxhunting and has played arena polo. This diverse background has brought her to believe and to teach good horsemanship is more alike than different. She takes a problem solving attitude towards training horses, and uses classical progressive exercises to achieve horse and rider goals. She believes in the Pony Club motto: A happy rider on a happy horse!
OFF THE CLOCK: Regina retired to Cocoa in 2010 and lives in Cocoa near the beautiful Indian River Lagoon with her dog, Molly Moodle and cat Dusty Hemmingway.
Always interested in art, Regina is a member a local art league. Using her art to raise money for charities, she works with Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds, with Art for HART, (a donation is made to HART for every animal portrait commissioned through HART) and had 2 successful raffles of animal portraits to benefit Harmony Farms Therapeutic Riding Center. Her paintings may be seen around Central Brevard from time to time as she participates in Art in Public Places and juried gallery shows.
As a writer Regina has published numerous poems and articles on equine topics in national magazines. Currently she is working on a children’s book about a pony she once owned.
BACKGROUND: Born in Pennsylvania, Regina is a world traveler. Her love of horses has taken her around the world, and her travels have broadened her knowledge of horsemanship and have also influenced her art. She has lived in England and Ethiopia, visited over 40 countries, and lived in 7 Atlantic Coast states.
She holds BA and MA degrees from East Carolina University. She is a British Horse Society Instructor.
In England and in her subsequent equestrian career, she trained with several Olympic Coaches, including Christopher and Jane Bartle (UK Eventing and Dressage), Jack LeGoff (Eventing), Col Bengt Lungquist (Dressage), Gabor Foltenyi (Hungary- Eventing), Michael Page (USA Eventing), and other Olympic riders and nationally known hunter/jumper judges.
She has taught at University of Massachusetts, Midland Riding Center in GA, and was the Director of Equine Studies at Pace University for 15 years. At Pace she coached many IHSA Champions in both Hunt seat and western equitation. After Pace, Regina moved to a farm in PA, raised ponies, fox hunted, taught lessons and judged horseshows.