Penny Goddard is an accomplished trainer, instructor, and rider across multiple disciplines. Penny has been riding from a young age, growing up on a working ranch outside of Reno, Nevada. After graduating high school, she attended the renowned and nationally accredited Meredith Manor Equestrian College where she studied English and Western riding disciplines. After graduating, Penny was an instructor at Meredith Manor, teaching students fulltime.
Penny has competed successfully in Three-Day Eventing, American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), dressage, and hunter/jumper circuits. Penny has competed at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and has multiple students who placed in the top 5 of the AQHA Select World Show. She was Reserve Champion for the American Royal in Western Pleasure and Trail. She has also competed in third level dressage, qualified for the American Eventing Championships (AEC), and has students who have qualified for the AEC.
Penny has been a trainer for the Fort Leavenworth Riding Stables and worked as a private trainer for the past 17 years. She also served as an assistant trainer for Judy Bohnam, a multiple time World Champion in trail riding. She specializes in long lining horses to assist horses in overcoming tension and apprehension. This method results in more relaxed and rhythmic horses that respond to the rider’s aids to develop better collection through improved balance.