Our Dedicated Instructors
Bright Horizons is very fortunate to have a number of highly experienced instructors that work with our riders, horses and volunteers.
Head Instructor, Morgan Matteson
Morgan is a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.
In 2001 Morgan Matteson began volunteering at Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center in Pendleton, OR. From there her dreams began to take shape. After high school she pursued her nursing degree with the intent of having her own therapy center on the side but she discovered that she could instead earn a degree in Therapeutic Horseback Riding. In May 2011 she graduated with a B.S. in Therapeutic Horseback Riding from Rocky Mountain College in Bilings, MT. She loves her job and cannot imagine doing anything else. "I get to play with horses and see many different people every day. I enjoy making the relationships with these special people and I hold each of the riders and their family members in a very special place in my heart!"
Part-time Instructor, Tammy Vance
Tammy is a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor. She infuses the organization with her enthusiasm for instructing and her vast knowledge of horses. Students and volunteers alike benefit from her extensive background as a barrel racer, drill team member, gaming competitor, wilderness pack team leader and horse owner. Tammy has also been involved with 4-H and was the 1991 Lincoln County Rodeo Queen. Tammy resides in Siletz with her husband Corey and two children.