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Terrie Uiterwyk


Only daughter of  Bonnie Dunlap (our dressage trainer)  Terrie Uiterwyk has been riding as long as she can remember. One could say that she could ride before she could walk! Born into a  family of horseman, both of Terrie’s parents rode show hunter / jumpers and her 2 older brothers are both very established & educated riders in their own right.

Terrie’s love of riding began as a child, riding pony hunters under the instruction of our own Carrie Peterson over 20 years ago, winning over all Grand Champion (1989) in Small/Med Pony Hunters - PCHA. Terrie was also a very active member of our local chapter Pony Club (Suncoast) for over 10 years and achieved a rating status of C-3.  After competing and winning in numerous Dressage Shows, Combined Training Events, and riding competitively at a Preliminary level, Terrie has a wide knowledge of experience and expertise to add to the Happy Talk program. Terrie’s “A” horse show background is as impressive as well, winning at the HITS Circuit in Ocala and the Winter Equestrian Festival riding Jumpers at 3’6”-3’9” under the tutelage  of American Invitational rider, Derek Peterson. Famous instructors and riders such as Ronnie Mutch, Margie Goldstein-Engle, and many others add to the impressive list of teachers that Terrie has had the privilege of listing as mentors to her riding education. 

We are proud & fortunate to be able to have Terrie as our professional rider.

Terrie and her student, Maeve.



Terrie at age 7 

with her champion small pony "Dress up Dolly" 


16749 Whirley Road, Lutz, Florida - 813-968-1168