Regina (Liberatore) Staples has been riding and involved with horses all her life. From the age of 14, she qualified and competed at Madison Square Garden in the first of many National big equation finals on the East coast. After a successful junior career, Regina progressed to training young show hunters for the arena. After a major injury, Regina relocated to Colorado. She was introduced to Centered Riding® in 1998 by Susan Harris. Centered Riding® became an excellent base for Regina’s own riding and physical well being. It is no wonder she is using it to bring the same success and joy to her students and their horses.
Regina has worked with many disciplines of riders and levels of horses. She has been successful in providing tools and insights into new ways of riding for her students. She specializes in creating or increasing harmony and understanding in equine partnerships. Regina continually studies and improves her craft. Being trained to watch how the rider’s body move, she uses this to bring optimal dynamic balance to horse and rider. This creates lasting awareness and enjoyment for her students.
An international clinician, Regina teaches all over the US as well as overseas in the United Kingdom and Japan. She teaches regular clinics in Wyoming and in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Now currently residing in the United Kingdom.
- Certified Centered Riding® Level III Instructor & Clinician
- Certified Centered Riding® Level IV Apprentice
- USDF “L” Graduate
- USDF Silver Medalist
- USDF All Breed Horse of the Year: Appaloosa Open Prix St. George Champion, “Snow Essence”
- USDF Region 5 Open Second Level Champion, “Walter”
- USDF All Breed Horse of the Year: Belgian Warmblood Open Second Level Champion “Walter”
- Belgian Warmblood Association, Silver Medal Award, “Walter”
What a Student has to say…
“Regina taught me the importance of finding your bubbling spring to help your balance and centeredness prior to riding. After reflecting on my experience as a student of Regina’s for many years, I realized that Regina is my “bubbling spring” of an instructor. She is that safe person who you can totally trust to take you to greater horizons with your riding and your life!”
– Sue Clark, Nicholasville, KY