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Meet Our Team

Instructors

Christina Gottschall
Christina Gottschall

Rider Coordinator and President of Windsong

Christina became a certified therapeutic riding instructor in 1999. She has her undergraduate from Kansas State University in Animal Science and a Masters in Natural and Applied Science with an emphasis in Equine Reproduction and In Vitro Fertilization from Southwest Missouri State University doing her research at the Henry Doorly Zoo. As a grad student, she taught classes in beginning horseback riding, introduction to horses, and taught sections of seminars dealing with Equine Reproduction and management. She currently works at Methodist Hospital as an Embryologist Specialist and is the rider contact person for Windsong.

Michelle-Rohman
Michelle Rohman

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Michelle has been riding horses since she was 4 years old, receiving her first pony for her 5th birthday. Through embracing educational opportunities with nationally respected clinicians and instructors, she has competed successfully in dressage ever since. She has been training and showing her current dressage horse since 2010.  She became involved with Windsong in the fall of 2014, and starting teaching students in the spring of 2015.  Michelle is currently a Biological Sciences major at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, with a double minor in Psychology and Communication. She plans to pursue an advanced degree in Occupational Therapy after graduating in 2019.

Horses

Bandit
Bandit

American Paint Horse

Bandit is an American Paint Horse. Bandit was once was a working ranch horse but now with his owner, Christina Gottschall, he is a trail horse, and is being trained in dressage. Bandit works well with the more advanced riders due to his size, but his gentle spirit is one that everyone loves. You have got to love those eyes! Bandit’s registered name is Artistic Bandileo. Bandit was a ranch horse in his previous life but recently won grand champion in his first 2 dressage shows! Bandit’s registered name is Artistic Bandileo.

snip
Snip

American Quarter Horse

Snip is also referred to as “Mamasita”.  She is an American Quarter Horse who spent some time in the Western Pleasure ring and as a broodmare producing some beautiful foals. She was donated to Windsong Equitherapy in 2006 by Howard Taylor of Seward, NE and has proven herself to be small but mighty. Her smaller size and large amount of patience make her a perfect fit for our riders. Snip is the matriarch of Windsong and is extremely loving.  She too has been with the program for over 10 years and has won the hearts of many.

Stormy
Stormy

American Quarter Horse

Stormy came to Windsong all the way from Oklahoma where he lived on a cattle ranch.  Stormy has an extremely smooth trot and he loves everyone.  He is always right at the gate waiting for his next rider. Stormy’s registered name is Dixie Storm Alex.

Snickers
Snickers

American Quarter Horse

Snickers is a registered Quarter Horse. He is owned by a family that is generous enough to let Windsong use him. Snickers is trained not only to be ridden, but he is great at showmanship too.  Snickers favorite treats are rice crispy bars! Snickers’ registered name is Hesa Streakin Seeker.

Peanut

Haflinger Horse

Peanut is a registered Halflinger who can be ridden, but is also trained to pull a cart.  Peanut is a social butterfly and loves being a part of each session.  Peanut also came to Windsong from Oklahoma!  Peanut’s registered name is Mahone III.

Nelly

American Quarter Horse

Nelly is a registered Quarter Horse.  She is newer to the Windsong family herd and stepped in like she has been around for years.  Nelly is trained in western, English and showmanship and has so much to offer our riders! Nelly was donated to the program in honor of the owner’s daughter who has passed away but had disabilities and participated in therapeutic riding when we were still known as Dream Catchers. Nelly’s registered name is Nellies Investment.

Board Members

President

Christina Gottschall

PATH Certified Instructor

Treasurer

Jed Sorensen

Secretary

Michelle Rohman

PATH Certified Instructor

Members

Julia Kappenman
Mary Phillips