Kardia (pronounced kar-dee'-ah) Greek

1. heart

2. the soul or mind, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, affections, purposes, endeavours.

Rhea Turner

Director/Instructor/Trainer

Rhea has been involved with horses since the very young age of 3. Growing up she spent many years competing in many different disciplines and various breeds of horses. Through her youth she studied with both a dressage instructor and western horsemanship instructor to develop her skills as becoming a well rounded competitor. In her late teens through and early 20's she apprenticed in a world class training facility and spent a few years learning new skills in Driving and Saddleseat. After her apprenticeship she realized that competing was her passion and decided to ride and breed her own horses.

Rhea also enjoys film, media and traveling. She has a degree in Film and Multimedia Design graduating the program with honors. She worked in the local film industry and also began working for an international horse magazine, "Saddle and Bridle" touring shows all over the US and interviewing great horseman and horsewomen. For the last 15 years she has competed in the Morgan and Saddlebred industry as a pupil of multiple world class instructors to develop skills and the art of competition with horses.

Always inspired by the love, compassion and heart that horses can instill. Rhea decided to found a non-profit riding Academy with the help and inspiration of Jodi Johnson, Anna Lowden and Emily Johnson. Today Kardia has a fabulous line up of diverse wonderful horses to inspire future horseman and horsewomen.

*Caption: Top right picture is World Grand Champion Park Harness morgan stallion Salem Command and Rhea.

Bottom right picture is: The Georgia Peach champion park and show pleasure saddlebred mare and Rhea.

 

TEAM KARDIA INSTRUCTORS

Megan Kernan

Megan started her life with horses at the age of 7 where she went to as many horse camps and trail rides as possible. She began taking formal riding lessons at the age of 13 and never looked back. She owns one horse, Rhett, who has been her loyal companion for 9 years. While she teaches the fundamentals of both Western and English riding disciplines, she mainly shows Dressage.

Megan is a Oregon State University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science - Equine Science. Along with her interest in teaching riding, she also enjoys other aspects of the horse world. She has training and experience in equine nutrition and behavior, and strives to pass along this knowledge to her students to create a harmonious relationship between human and horse.

Dawn Storey

Bio coming soon.