Local Lessons


Level Up Instruction

Positive, progressive coaching for horse and rider in Jasper GA and surrounding areas

Local Lessons


Level Up Instruction

Positive, progressive coaching for horse and rider in Jasper GA and surrounding areas

What can you learn from Level Up Instruction?

Nikki created the HorseSense Learning Levels in 2007 and continues to teach positive, progressive horsemanship to students of all ages, specializing in children and beginners.

Her multi-discipline approach prioritizes safety and fun for both horse and rider. Students develop a basic balanced seat in an English saddle, creating a strong foundation.

Nikki’s students have enjoyed success in lower-level eventing, show jumping, dressage, mounted games, natural horsemanship, trail riding and a variety of other equine activities.

What can we do together?

Nikki offers regular mounted and unmounted instruction at barns convenient to Jasper, GA. Her lesson services include:

Let Level Up Instruction come to you!

About Your Instructor

Nikki is an “H” level graduate of United States Pony Club with many years of experience in eventing, mounted games and ground training. In addition to running a full scale riding school for 14 years, she has managed several barns and turned multiple rescue horses into happy, versatile mounts.

She remains passionate about continuing education, participating in dressage lessons and studying equine science and learning theory. In 2020, she completed the Western Dressage Association’s Train the Trainers program, and is actively pursuing additional certifications.

Level Up Instruction Students:

Contact Us

Want to get in touch with a real person – not a call center in faraway lands? Drop us a line with your question or comment and we’ll do our best to respond quickly.

Like you, we have horses and students and dogs and cats and families to manage, but we check email several times a day so you should hear from us within 24 hours.

Make sure you see our replies: whitelist our bossmares [at] horsesenseridingacademy.com email address!


We have been blessed with many talented photographers over the years: students who voluntarily stood out in a sweltering/ freezing arena – or slogged up and down our hilly pastures – capturing lifelong memories of camps, clinics, and shows. We’re grateful to all of them!

One such student, Delaney Witbrod, is now a professional photographer with a gift for animal portraits – see more of her fine work here.

You’ll also find illustrations throughout our online courses and printed materials (like study guides) graciously donated by Rhonda Hagy, who is a student and lifelong friend. Contact us for information about her work.

Are we lucky or WHAT?!

Online courses coming soon!