Goslin Nix Equestrian Center was originally founded in 1959 by Gwen Nix as The Phillips School of Riding in Bellaire, TX.
Goslin Nix's success over the years is largely due to the quality and experience of its skilled instructors.
Each instructor also has a deep understanding of horse psychology and an in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy and how it interacts with the movement of the horse. They are trained to assist students in developing the skills necessary to effectively communicate with a horse.
Regardless of the riding discipline a student chooses to explore, Goslin Nix Equestrian Center makes it a priority to instill a solid foundation of riding basics within them. This is because our instructors know that horseback riding also empowers many personal skills, including responsibility, self-esteem, judgment and self-reliance, allowing them to foster an "I can do it!" attitude.
Gwen Nix at a very young age had a goal and a dream and she told her parents that she will own her own horse riding school. And in 1959 after she moved to Bellaire, Texas with a 100 dollar loan from her dad she did just that and started the Phillips School of Riding. After opening up her school she then met her future husband John Nix who came to Houston to work on some stable construction projects. They married in 1964 and soon after that changed the name to Carealot Farms. Over the years they moved around the Houston Area continuing to teach students their knowledge and passion for horses. So many of their students thru the years have gone on to win several national championships.
Sadly in 1983 John Nix passed away, but Gwen Nix and her daughter Jennifer Goslin carried on the family business changing the name to Goslin Nix Equestrian Center. Gwen Nix passed on her knowledge and fundamentals to Jennifer. Sadly in 2021 Gwen Nix passed away but her and John Nix's passion and knowledge continue on thru the generations that has spanned over 60 yea
Jennifer has been working with horses almost as long as she has been able to walk. Jennifer has followed in her mothers Gwen Nix's footstep and has a well based knowledge in teaching students the fundamentals of equitation
Wes is in charge of the day to day operations around GNEC from grounds keeping to coordinating Horse Show Events