The Instructors

Dana McDaniel was introduced to riding at the age of six by her aunt who owned off-track thoroughbreds and competed in amateur owner. In junior high, she competed on a “free” pony who terrorized her for years before she began consistently winning champion and reserve champion in medium pony divisions at rated shows. This led to riding at Red Horse Hill, a farm with 70 ponies, where she showed nearly every weekend in ponies and children’s. In college, she got her teaching certification and worked for three years as an assistant instructor. Then she transferred to William Woods University to study Equine Administration. After graduation, she relocated to Atlanta and worked as a free lance trainer for three years before getting Vic and Ink and establishing her lesson program at Little Creek. She has been at Little Creek since 2005 and has seven full time horses plus several horses who participate in lessons part time.


Tamara Dillard has been at Little Creek since 2012. She owns a lesson horse named PJ. Tamara specializes in the details of establishing a strong position for a secure foundation. Tamara is the vice president of the Little Creek Conservancy.