Cetered Riding Instructor


becky hartBecky Hart is a Centered Riding® Instructor, level 3, who works with all disciplines and levels of riders. Becky teaches at Horse Gate Ranch in San Jose, CA. Lessons can be taken on your own horse or one of her schoolmaster horses.  By special arrangement, Becky can travel to Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Juan Bautista for lessons on your own horse.

Becky is a three-time World Champion in endurance racing and an accomplished rider in several disciplines.  She currently teaches and gives Centered Riding® and endurance clinics throughout United States, Europe and Japan. Whether you are a new or advanced rider, Becky’s acute observation will guide you to a balanced way of riding.


Becky Hart is a three-time World Champion and one of the most recognized names in endurance riding.  Former USEF Chef d’Equipe and coach for the US Endurance Team, her endurance accomplishments and influence in the sport are far reaching. Becky and her horse, R.O. Grand Sultan (Rio) are in the American Endurance Ride Conference Hall of Fame.  In addition, Becky was the Hertz/AHSA Equestrian of the Year, and Chronicle of the Horse Horseman of the Year. Becky was voted America’s Favorite Endurance Equestrian of 2011. Her horse, No Repeat, held the third fastest time for 100 miles in the US. Becky has won most major competitions in the United States, including the Race of Champions and the Western States Endurance Ride (the Tevis Cup).

Equestrian Background

Becky is a level three Centered Riding® instructor and loves working with students of all ages and abilities, from beginning lessons to the adult rider. She has been involved with horses since age 6. Her extensive show background includes disciplines of English and Western, jumping, and saddle seat. She participated in Pony Club, earned a Training Certificate at Potomac Horse Center in Maryland and had six years of intense, private study with Mary Fenton, Senior Centered Riding instructor. Becky’s studies also include teaching and riding in classical seat dressage and natural horsemanship.


Becky is as well-known as a speaker, coach, clinician and instructor as she is for her competitive accomplishments.  Combining her skills as a USET master rider and Centered Riding instructor, Becky was a USEF coach and clinician for the 2000 and 2006 world endurance team.  She also privately coached several nominated riders and many aspiring endurance riders.


Becky has been a keynote speaker at many venues. Mental toughness and sports psychology are among her favorite topics.  Becky also speaks on endurance riding, Centered Riding and international competition.  Some of the venues where Becky has spoken are Equine Affair, The Mane Event, Equitana, Centered Riding Symposium, and the AERC Convention.  Becky has given talks and clinics in 15 US states, Canada, France, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy and Japan.

All around horsewoman

Becky is down to earth and enjoys working with all levels of equine enthusiasts. Her expertise extends to stable management, saddle fit, choosing the right horse, hosting clinics and organizing endurance rides.

Purina Ambassador

Becky feeds all her horses, from world class to school horses, Purina Feeds.  She is an ambassador for Purina and would be happy to connect you with a Purina Representative to develop a complete feeding program for your horses. Check out their web site www.purinadifference.com and be sure to register for great savings on feed.

“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire.  It is a grand passion.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson