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

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Our People

Annie Budiselich

Program Director and Head Instructor


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, AED and SafeSport trained. She is also a member of the US Eventing Association & Equestrians Institute.



Kameron Smith

Assistant Director, Instructor, Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Abe.jpgKameron grew up in a "horsey" household and has been riding since she could balance, over 20 years now! She began volunteering with MVRU when she found herself in the Methow shoeing with her dad, but became a full time Valley resident in 2009. Kameron loved horses so much that she pursued a BS in Equine Pre-Vet/Pre-Graduate Studies and a BA in Equine Business Management from Otterbein University, as well as riding on the collegiate IHSA and IDA teams. Now that she has graduated, she is back with us at MVRU! Kameron is a member of PATH International and CHA, as well as First Aid/CPR/AED and SafeSport trained.

Christa Culbert

Instructor and Trainer


Christa grew up working with horses in Chicago, doing mainly dressage. Since then, she has worked with horses in Massachusetts, Colorado, Ireland and driving carriages through the streets of Chicago! In addition to horses, she loves sailing, climbing, biking, outdoor adventures, art and her dog Uisce ("Ish-ca"). She studied painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Christa has also earned both her Bronze and Silver medals through the United States Dressage Federation. She is so excited to be working for Methow Valley Riding Unlimited! 



Tulie Budiselich

Part-Time Trainer and 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 Farms in Montana in July of 2012.  She is also First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.


Jasmine Minbashian

 Part-Time Certified 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 International and also First Aid, AED, and CPR certified.



MVRU also receives additional staff support from: Autumn Edwards and Jared Kutz. We are grateful for their hard work!