About Us

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Terrie Uiterwyk

 

Only daughter of  Bonnie Dunlap (our dressage trainer)  Terrie Uiterwyk has been riding as long as she can remember. One could say that she could ride before she could walk! Born into a  family of horseman, both of Terrie’s parents rode show hunter / jumpers and her 2 older brothers are both very established & educated riders in their own right.

Terrie’s love of riding began as a child, riding pony hunters under the instruction of our own Carrie Peterson over 20 years ago, winning over all Grand Champion (1989) in Small/Med Pony Hunters - PCHA. Terrie was also a very active member of our local chapter Pony Club (Suncoast) for over 10 years and achieved a rating status of C-3.  After competing and winning in numerous Dressage Shows, Combined Training Events, and riding competitively at a Preliminary level, Terrie has a wide knowledge of experience and expertise to add to the Happy Talk program. Terrie’s “A” horse show background is as impressive as well, winning at the HITS Circuit in Ocala and the Winter Equestrian Festival riding Jumpers at 3’6”-3’9” under the tutelage  of American Invitational rider, Derek Peterson. Famous instructors and riders such as Ronnie Mutch, Margie Goldstein-Engle, and many others add to the impressive list of teachers that Terrie has had the privilege of listing as mentors to her riding education. 

We are proud & fortunate to be able to have Terrie as our professional rider.

Terrie and her student, Maeve.

 

 

Terrie at age 7 

with her champion small pony "Dress up Dolly" 

Julie Warshaw

Julie has been a student of Bonnie Dunlap's for nine years. She and her thoroughbred gelding, Chance, have competed in dressage, hunter, and jumper classes and her most treasured Combined Training Events. Having purchased Chance at age 3 (with countless hours of lessons with Bonnie) training both herself and her green horse to develop into a competitive team is an accomplishment of which she is most proud.

She has been giving riding instruction as an apprentice trainer under Bonnie's guidance for the last 3 years.

She teaches both child and adult beginner riders hunt seat to 2' and Introductory to First Level dressage.

Julie is a "student of the horse" and is Happy Talk Farm's Natural Horsemanship trainer. Using a blend of Downunder Horsemanship, a bit of Parelli and Chris Cox's technique mixed with her own common sense, horse sense and determination, Julie has been able to solve many "horse problems" with her ground training methods. Many a scared, reactive or ill-mannered horse has been brought to a place here they are more confident, safer and easier to handle animals through her methods.

Julie often is heard to say "horses go as they are ridden" and finds the challenge in unlocking the secrets of the horse and rider most rewarding. A blend of patience, empathy and persistence is the key.

Before moving a to Florida, Julie spent several years working with Standardbred (harness) racehorses. Over the years, Warshaw Stables, in partnership with Cotton Standardbreds bred, raised, trained and raced many trotting and pacing colts and fillies through successful racing careers. Still her favorite breed of horse, Standardbreds hold a very special place in her heart.

Julie has been a veterinary technician for 12 years and currently is the Practice Manager at Sunshine Animal Hospital. She has a successful Pet Sitting business, The Canine Companion, and is a licensed real estate agent. She and her husband Larry own New Horizon Realty. They are also blessed to have recently celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary,

She and Larry are also the loving "parents" of 3 cats, Sam, Rags and Merlin, and 2 dogs, Dolly and Lucy.

 

 

16749 Whirley Road, Lutz, Florida - 813-968-1168