Liz Covert

TRRFCC Horsemanship Co-Founder, Executive Director

Liz is a proud mother of four boys, three horses, two dogs, two tortoises, one cat, and a flock of chickens.   She combined her two passions, animals and advocating for children, by creating TRRFCC Horsemanship with Jodi in 2009 and serves as Executive Director. Liz’s enthusiasm and dedicated volunteerism reinforces TRRFCC Horsemanship’s vision and mission and helps the program become a Character Counts model for other schools both locally and nationally.  She is a certified Level 4 riding instructor with Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), and is also a certified Level 1 Equine Experiential Education (E3A) Practitioner. 

 

Jodi Scott-McGhee

TRRFCC Horsemanship Co-Founder, Chairman Of The Board

Jodi is the proprietor of Jodi Scott’s School of Horsemanship at her family’s ranch, Papago North Stables. Jodi serves as co-director of the TRRFCC Horsemanship program as well as on the Board of Directors for our non-profit.   She is a lifetime horsewoman who was raised in both Wyoming and Arizona on her family’s riding and ranch operations respectively. She has an Equine Management degree from Central Wyoming College and has a full weekly schedule of riding lessons and horses in training. She not only manages her own business as trainer/instructor, but is also the stable manager at Papago North Stables, which is home to nearly 60 stock animals including horses, cattle, and mules. Jodi is a certified Level 1 Equine Experiential Education (E3A) Practitioner.  

 

Jodi is the consummate people person, an ambassador of goodwill to clients, to boarders, and to business partners. Her nearly 30 years of experience in the horse – and people – business is one of our most valuable assets and we are excited to have her expertise give our program the credibility it deserves.

 
 

Heather Rasmussen

TRRFCC Horsemanship Mentor Liaison and Facilitator

TRRFCC Horsemanship welcomed Heather Rasmussen as the Mentor Liaison in 2012. Her passion for horses and character education shines through in her volunteer spirit. Heather ‘herds’ the STMS mentors back and forth for the short walk between the HTES and STMS campuses each month, to ensure student safety. Heather has been a passionate volunteer with TRRFCC Horsemanship since 2009, and is the proud mom of twin daughters active in the junior rodeo circuit. Her daughters’ positive experience with TRRFCC magnetized her to the program!  Heather is also a certified Level 1 Equine Experiential Education (E3A) Practitioner.  

Laurie Bennett

TRRFCC Horsemanship Facilitator

Laurie is passionate about anything that promotes joy, especially with her family and the youth within the community. She has found deep joy in horsemanship and loves to share this passion with others. Laurie works with her husband, Brett in their two technology businesses, and is Mom to their three children, Bryce, Jacob, and Mariah. She loves to care for the pets, including a dog, cat, two horses and five chickens. When she’s not out riding her horse or playing with her nephews, she is usually working with some of the local youth on various projects.
 
As a friend and neighbor of Liz and Jodi (and student of Jodi’s at Jodi Scott’s School of Horsemanship), she was introduced to TRRFCC back in 2011, and fell in love with the students and program. “The values TRRFCC teaches the students and the difference it is making in the community is priceless,” Laurie says.  Her management experience and devotion continues to bring a fun aspect to TRRFCC and the students!  Laurie is also a certified Level 1 Equine Experiential Education (E3A) Practitioner.  

 

Kiki Hobin

TRRFCC Horsemanship Facilitator

Kiki Hobin has been a resident of the Cave Creek and Scottsdale area since 1992. She earned her MS in Early Childhood Education and taught in New York City.  She has also worked in the Insurance and Health Care industries.  Prior to retiring in 2017, she spent the last 20 years facilitating groups for corporations, as well as for not-for-profit groups.  Kiki is also a certified Level 1 Equine Experiential Education (E3A) Practitioner. 

 

Kiki is a lifetime horsewoman who has always shared a deep and quiet connection with horses since early childhood.  She is passionate about providing others (children and adults) an opportunity to experience and learn self awareness from the amazing energy associated with the horse-human connection.  This passion has been her sole focus since her retirement.  For a number of years, Kiki has facilitated a ‘Hands-on-Partnering’ (HoP) program for interested horse owners and riders at Jodi Scott’s Papago North stables. These sessions focus on experiencing the transformative magic around the special dialogue that can occur between horse and human when rooted in kindness and honesty.   This experience has proven to promote compassion, trust and confidence through a unique and non-judgmental partnership. Kiki looks forward to bringing her facilitation skills and her perspectives around the horse-human relationship to support the Stallion Strides program and its objectives. 

 

Cheryl Brown

TRRFCC Horsemanship Facilitator

Cheryl Brown is a life-long animal lover. As a child, she found that her animal friends were always good listeners when she needed to talk about life’s problems. She had friends who owned horses while growing up and always enjoyed being around them. Moving into adulthood she earned a Masters in Special Education and taught in the public school system. She spent her career working with and advocating for students as they found their strengths and their voices. A friendship with a fellow educator reawakened her love of being around horses. Wanting to learn more, she found Jodi Scott’s School of Horsemanship through a brochure that advertised lessons for people from 5 to 50+. Since she was in the 50+ age group she knew she’d found the right place to learn and reconnect with horses. As a result of Jodi’s patience and knowledge, she has gained horsemanship skills and become a horse owner. Being a part of the TRRFCC Horsemanship program allows Cheryl to continue her love of working with children, helping them develop confidence as they learn to interact with and develop relationships with horses…and to learn that horses are good listeners.