Hey, I'm Beth!

 

Helping equestrians feel more confident and connected to their horses.

Beth Lauren Parrish is a CHA Certified Level 3 Instructor in both English and Western disciplines as well as a Level 1 Equestrian Tai Chi Instructor. 

 

She has recently become certified as a RTT® Practitioner, so she can enhance her clients' transformations within one to three sessions.

 

She has taught thousands of lessons for the past 22 years and started riding in 1986.

 

After obtaining a BA in International Studies, from UNC Chapel Hill, Beth decided to become a full-time instructor after falling in love with teaching at a summer camp in Maine. Beth maintained a client base of 30 students, in the middle of New York City at the Chelsea Piers.

 

She then established riding schools in Southern California and Austin, Texas. She now lives and teaches south of Atlanta, Georgia, in a horse friendly town called Locust Grove.

But every story starts somewhere, right? 

So, here’s mine. 

Beth's journey...

  • Started riding lessons in 1986 on Long Island, NY
  • Rode from age 8-college in regular lessons 1-2 times per week, daily in the summer
  • My main trainer worked directly under Anne Gribbons of Knoll Farms
  • Started teaching riding in 2000 at a summer camp in Poland, Maine
  • Taught in NYC at the Chelsea Piers from Sept 2000-June 2001 and had 30+ students
  • Assistant trainer in Granite Bay, California: Helped retrain racehorses and taught the beginner program
  • Broke arm, had metal plate installed: Beginning of the Bionic Woman Saga
  • Moved with two horses to Southern California and started my own riding school (Altadena, Tujunga, Lakeview Terrace, and Santa Clarita)
  • 2005: Became Certified with CHA (Certified Horseman's Association) at Level 3 for both English and Western
  • Owner of Successful Riding Schools and Mobile Trainer from 2003-2009 in California
  • 2009: Married the amazing Charlie Parrish and then moved to Austin, Texas area and started Inspired Riding™
  • Worked with all kinds of riders, as they enjoyed connecting with their horses and found great success at local shows
  • Lived on a ten acre property for 5 years in Smithville, TX until a fire took the property 
  • Moved to Leander, TX and worked out of two boarding facilities
  • Became Certified as an Equine Specialist for Natural Lifemanship (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program) and worked with two therapists and their clients
  • Started riding and doing clinics with my most sensitive thoroughbred (Indy) and we were doing amazingly well... until one day he spooked, bucked, and I had to have surgery on my knee
  • 2017: Decided to move to Atlanta, GA area so my husband could get more work (stunt coordinator for film/television) while I was recovering
  • Found a lovely home on 4.4 acres south of Atlanta, got the horses here, and 6 months after the knee surgery, slipped in the house and broke my femur on the same leg (3rd piece of metal: 9 inch plate in femur) Bionic Woman Complete
  • Finally got back to riding 14 months after the knee surgery, started teaching local clients again... and then discovered my stomach was 90% in my chest. Hiatal Hernia surgery (Surgery #5 ... also had a hysterectomy right after the fire)
  • Online remote teaching has taken off and I love sharing my knowledge around the world
  • Jan. 2021, became certified as a Level 1 Equestrian Tai Chi Riding Instructor. 
  • May, 2022 became certified as a Rapid Transformational Therapy® Practitioner (Hypnotherapy created by Marisa Peer)

 

Whoosh... there you go! 5 surgeries, 1 fire, and over 34 years of riding, 22 years of teaching... I've been through it. I can help you through it. 

 

You are powerful.

 

I believe in you.

 

Your horse does too.

 

May the horse be with you. Always.

 

-Beth Lauren Parrish