Interested in becoming a Renaissance Team Member?
We are currently looking for Experienced Grooms to help during lessons and shows
Director & Lead Trainer
Ahmed started his horse-riding journey at a very young age. He traveled internationally to get trained to become a well skilled rider, trainer, and vigorous show jumping competitor. He is also certified as an FEI course designer and a show jumping steward. Ahmed is also the founder and owner of Horses’ Hacienda, a show jumping school and barn in Lebanon. Ahmed led his team through multiple national and international competitions where he and his students were able to shine and take home multiple wins. Ahmad’s horse show experience includes earning sponsorship under CWD and Razza Pura. He has won the international CSI2* competition (2017, 2018, and 2019) the Lebanese Cup (2018, 2019), and Lebanese League (2017, 2018). Ahmad’s path recently brought him to the US where he is eager to continue his journey as a professional equestrian and share his knowledge & love for horses.
Mara Santiz is an aspiring professional dressage rider based out of Michigan who has been riding for 19 years. She was recently able to purchase a young horse with upper level potential and her goal is to compete with him at the Olympics one day. She is known for her ability to work with an array of horses, including young horses, difficult horses, and OTTBs. She specializes in dressage and also has a background in eventing. She trains both young riders and adults, and is focused on educating riders in good horsemanship and classical dressage. Mara also judges dressage at local events. She is very excited to continue training and teaching at Renaissance!
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Some of my previous awards:
- Champion 4YO Young Horse Qualifying test at Waterloo June II in 2022
- USDF Bronze Medalist
- Reserve Champion Georgian Grande Horse of the Year at Fourth Level in 2017
- Open Reserve Champion Prix St. George’s at Woodbine in 2017
- Junior/ Young Rider Champion Fourth Level Test 2 at Waterloo June I in 2017
- Regional Qualifier at Third Level in 2015
- Junior/ Young Rider Champion Third Level
- Test 1 at Waterloo June I in 2015
- I’m a Product Manager at Canopy
- Also a web developer
- Pursuing my mba with plans to graduate in Spring 2023
6750 Bethel Church Rd
Saline, MI 48176
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