Meet The Team
  1. Executive Director
    Myra Williams
    Owner/ Trainer
    Myra Williams is the owner and trainer of Heads Up Riding Academy. She has been teaching and training for the past 50 years. Her love for each and every one of the horses is undeniable! There is not a sinlge horse that doesn't wait for her each night to get their special "night hay"!
  2. Executive Director
    Jessie Best
    Trainer/ Riding Instructor
    Jessie went to Murray State University, studying equine management. She has been teaching lessons for 8 years, and has trained with some of the best Morgan and Saddlebred trainers in the country! Her enthusiasm, and positivity brings excitement to every lesson!
  3. Executive Director
    Meg Raynor
    Assistant Trainer
    Meg has been riding for 16 years and 13 of those she has been at Heads Up! Growing up taking lessons and showing horses, Meg is a very valuable asset to our training team! She currently has 3 horses that are all part of our lesson program! When she's not in the barn, she is studying English at Wake Tech University!
  4. Executive Director
    Dakota Getrouw
    Beginner Student Riding Instructor
    Dakota has 15 years of horse experience and in 2018 she graduated with a B.A. in Anthrozoology from Carroll College. Dakota loves teaching others how to enjoy horses as much as she does and is thrilled to be apart of the Heads Up team!
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    Ruhi Robinson
    Academy Team Riding Instructor
    Ruhi has been teaching lessons at Heads Up for 12 years. She starting her riding carrier taking lessons with Midge Hunt 27 years ago and the passion never stopped. Her dedication to each and ever student shows in their performance both at home and at shows!