PO Box 58 Winthrop, WA
509.996.9881 | info@mvriding.org

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Our People

Annie Budiselich

Program Director


Annie B. started MVRU in 1994.  She has been riding horses for 50 years, and brings to MVRU 30+ years of experience teaching humans how to develop safe, fair, and pleasurable relationships with horses through their pursuit of pleasure, companionship and sport.

Annie is 10 years CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association), Master Instructor and Assistant Clinic Instructor, 20 years PATH International Registered Instructor, certified in CPR, First Aid and AED. She is also a member of the US Eventing Association & Equestrians Institute.

Jasmine Minbashian

Associate Director and Assistant Instructor


Jasmine has twenty years of experience working with various non-profits in the Pacific Northwest, including in the field of therapeutic horsemanship. She has competed in hunter/jumper shows and horse trials, but her true passion is dressage and riding to music.

She is certified as a therapeutic riding instructor through PATH Intl. and is working towards her Bronze Medal through the United States Dressage Federation.  She is also First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.


Deb Jones-Schuler

Administrative Assistant

Deb SchulerDeb joined MVRU in 2016 to help organize our office and manage our administrative systems. Deb comes to us with an impressive resume, having served as the director of the Methow Valley Community School for several years and founded the social service organization, Room One.

She has a strong passion for helping young people thrive. Her daughter Syd has been riding with MVRU since she could walk, and now competes on the equestrian team. When Deb isn't busy raising children and helping improve our community, she also raises pigs.


Tulie Budiselich

Assistant Instructor


Tulie has been riding horses for 15 years and has been involved with MVRU since she was born.  She has been volunteering for MVRU since she was 10 and teaching horsemanship and training MVRU horses since 2005.

She is a current member of the US Eventing Association & Equestrian's Institute and has competed her 1st level dressage, training level eventing. Tulie has successfully completed her first Classic Format Training Level 3-day Event at Rebecca's Farms in Montana in July of 2012.  She is also First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.


MVRU also receives additional staff support from: Cassidy Butler, McKenna Barnes, Felicity Taylor Fenix, Allison Wolfe and Jared Kutz.