Owner and Riding Coach at Snug Harbor
Cherie A. Beatty is a retired naval officer, with a graduate degree in education and training. She specialized during her military career in public information and media strategies. She won numerous awards within the Department of Defense for newspaper writing, feature writing and publication design and was the winner of the prestigious DOD Thomas Jefferson award for the best editorial writing within the Department.
Cherie has been actively involved with horses for more than 40 years. In addition to her own classically based training, she has designed and operated equine judging programs, been the executive director for two breed registries, and started the humane group Friends of The Sound Horse to help, through raising public awareness, bring about an end to the abusive training practices involved in the training of some Tennessee Walking Horses. She currently operates, as a part of the Snug Harbor program, an equine advocacy public relations outreach and is available for public relations campaigns by private contract.
Cherie has also operated a USDA certified Designated Qualified Person Inspection program to detect sored or scarred horses and to stop them from being shown in competition in violation of the Federal Horse Protection Act.
Cherie has written for a variety of equestrian publications and has been a clinician in California, Ohio, Texas, and Alabama but concentrates, now, only on the riding program at Snug Harbor Farm and on equine advocacy through public relations outreach. She considers herself privileged to be an advocate for and disciple of the Mikolka Method and a committed member of “Karl’s Army”.