Allison Weissman, Founder
Alison Weissman has been a horsemen for over 35 years. Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale and beginning her riding career in saddle seat at Ft. Lauderdale Riding School with Estair Berkley. As her love of horses grew, she expanded her training to Jumping and Dressage. She developed a love for 3 day eventing in high school. While completing her high school education in Pennsylvania, she learned how to fox hunt and showed in the Tri-State area under Nancy Baker at Forest Brooke. Upon entering William Woods Collage, Alison became an equestrian team member and participated in the American Royale in Kansas City and the St. Louis Regionals. She also became a team leader for the cross country team. She participated in many clinics during her time at William Woods Collage with world renown trainers such as George Morris. As her knowledge base and experience grew, Alison Weissman worked under some of our countries most astute Dressage trainers, such as Micheal Poulin, Sharon Poulin, and United States Equestrian Team Member Dianna Rankin.
Alison has made a conscious decision to become whole heartedly involved in the rescuing of neglected and abused horses. She has taken her wealth of knowledge and applied it to helping those who cannot help themselves. Her undeniable love of horses transcends to the children and families she works with at Freedom Riders Academy. With her experience of retired educator, Alison is able to give the appropriate guidance and instruction to her students and campers. It is truthfully a labor of love.