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About Nehanda Farm and Kennel
The name Nehanda comes from the Zezuru of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) in Africa. It means strong of body or spirit, it also means hardiness. Christine decided on that name for her kennel when she first started to show and breed Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Since then she has taken Nehanda as her farm name as well. The name reflects how her students not only develop strength in their riding ability, but strength in character as well.
Christine Lentz is a life-long equestrian with both an Associate and Bachelor degree in Equine Studies and a minor in Secondary Education from Johnson and Wales University. She has been teaching riders of all ages since 1990. Specializing in developing a solid foundation of equitation with a balanced seat, Christine teaches students how their position affects the horse, and gives them the tools to be better partners with the horse so they can achieve their goals. She takes the time to explain the why as well as the how-to, enabling the rider to excel with confidence.
As an OHSA-carded judge, she brings a unique perspective to not only her lessons but also to her show coaching. Explaining to the rider as well as to the parents/guardians what each class is judged on, what is expected of the horse and rider and guides them through the show day.
Married with two children, Christine spends her time not only teaching riding, but also going on hikes, leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop, and substitute teaching at her local elementary and middle schools.