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Get to Know Us

Liz Moore

Liz first became aware of the need for an equine learning facility in the area during the COVID 19 pandemic. At that time, she sought a way to help children struggling with isolation by allowing them to spend time outdoors with horses. As the program grew, she realized there was a real need for equine learning services in the Pee Dee area for both children and adults. 

As Director and Co-founder of Stirrup Hope, Liz facilitates sessions with the participant and horse and encourages growth, confidence, and trust. 

Liz earned a Bachelor of Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina-Coastal and a Master of Learning Disabilities from Francis Marion University. She taught in the public school system for 12 years where she saw firsthand how successful children were when they could learn to channel emotional trauma and self-regulate their energy. This, she says, is why equine-assisted learning is so successful, as it teaches these very skills through the mutual building of trust between horse and human. 

In May 2022, Liz completed Wild Hearts Apprenticeship training, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) Caregiver Training and is pursuing Natural Lifemanship Certification.

Liz lives in Florence, SC with her husband Arthur and two children, Townsend and Blakeney. In her spare time, you can find her working on their family farm and teaching Sunday school.

Angie Tedder

Angie first became involved with horses nearly 20 years ago when her oldest daughter, Ellis, who has special needs, began horseback riding lessons as a means of equine therapy for her Apraxia of Speech. Seeing how her daughter flourished around these beautiful creatures made her realize there is something to the connection between horses and people. Later, as a caretaker of horses on a local farm, she became interested in horse behavior and the partnership between humans and horses. Understanding horse behavior and enriching the relationship between people and horses has continued to be her passion.

As Director of Operations and Co-founder of Stirrup Hope, Angie manages the safety, nutrition, and welfare of the horses as well as facilitating sessions with participants, has completed TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) Caregiver Training and is pursuing Natural Lifemanship Certification.  She loves to watch the people and horses respond to each other and the peaceful encounters that transpire-that engagement makes Stirrup Hope a great joy.

Angie is a native of Florence, SC. A retired respiratory therapist, she is married to Steve and has three children, Leah, Ellis, and Jacob, daughter-in-law, Janai and two grandchildren, Judah and Jack.

Leah Tedder

Leah is a senior at Francis Marion University where she is studying English and Public Relations and is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta honor society. When she graduates, she hopes to assist nonprofits with their image and press so that they can better achieve their mission. 

As the Public Relations Consultant for Stirrup Hope, Leah has created marketing materials and helped to develop the nonprofit's brand image. 

Leah plans to one day open her own animal rescue. She has one dog, Bucky, that she adopted from the Florence Area Humane Society.

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