Ginger Reitz has been involved in various horse sports for decades including – riding, competing, teaching and training. In her role as the Assistant Horsemanship Director Ginger oversees the Warm Beach Vaulters competitive vaulting club and the Warm Beach Therapeutic Horsemanship programs. Ginger has a God-given compassion for those who can benefit simply from the activity and environment of vaulting, riding, and horse-related activities. Her goal is to improve people’s lives through equine-assisted activities and create space for others to connect to the love of God.
Mackenzie Knott grew up taking riding lessons and coming to horse camps at Warm Beach Camp. In 2015 she started as an intern at WBC in the horsemanship program, fulfilling one of her childhood dreams. While serving as both a riding instructor and wrangler during that summer, she discovered her love for not only teaching riding lessons, but also the incredible sport of equestrian vaulting. There she gets to use her experience as a college cheerleader, Jr. Olympic water polo competitor, a graduate with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and her love for kids and horses. In the fall of 2016 Mackenzie joined the Warm Beach Vaulting club full time and is enjoying coaching and lunging for all the different classes.
Melissa has been vaulting for over 12 years. It has been her passion from the moment she started in 2006. Melissa has three national championship titles, Trot Team, C-Team, and 2-Phase, while also placing in the top 10 in the national individual competition. She trained with multiple vaulting teams throughout her years as a vaulter, and was blessed with opportunities to train under some of the best coaches and clinicians. Melissa looks forward to experience vaulting from a coach perspective. She is excited to share her passion for vaulting with others, along with amazing life lessons that being part of the vaulting team can bring.
Allison is a Silver level vaulter with more than 10 years of competitive experience. She started vaulting in 2004 with Mt. Rainier Vaulters. Joining Warm Beach Vaulters in 2010, She has competed on several teams including the 2013 National Champion B Team. Allison says, "Vaulting has always given me a place where I can express myself and I love using that expression and my passion for the sport to grow young people. My favorite part about coaching is seeing someone make a breakthrough. I believe in vaulting’s ability to teach people not only to stand on horses, but to stand on their own." Allison coaches the trot vaulters and brings amazing enthusiasm and fun to every class.
Shelby began pursuing her lifelong passion for horses at six years old when her parents gave her three riding lessons as a birthday present. They could never have imagined that those three lessons would not only lead Shelby to discover a natural talent for dressage riding, but a passion for equestrian vaulting as well. A few years after discovering vaulting she joined the Warm Beach Vaulters, and was immediately in love with the team’s love for Jesus. Within her first year at Warm Beach Shelby and her team returned from the 2007 Vaulting Nationals as trot team champions. In 2010 she was invited to join their A-Team, the highest level of team currently possible in the U.S. In 2014 she retired from vaulting as an athlete, but since then has developed her abilities as a longeur and coach. Shelby lives in Stanwood, Washington, and is about to graduate community college with her Associates Degree in Pre-Nursing.