We have made some changes at Memory Lane and relocated the program. We have moved out of Oregon and are starting up in West Texas. Please stay tuned for more information or feel free to contact us with any questions.
Lessons will be based on the riders starting skill level. I have advanced riders that are competitive in multiple disciplines, and some riders who are still just learning to handle the horse, groom, and basic riding.
I travel to horse shows with students in the local and area shows in the PNW. We go to various shows that the riders want to go to, and ones that I feel are important. Also, we do local trail riding, and usually do a once a year beach trip.
Regardless of your skill level, this program can fit your needs. For beginners, I offer a private 1-hour lesson learning how to be comfortable around the horses, as well as basic groom and riding. This allows you to learn the fundamentals and ride at your comfort level.
English & Western Horsemanship Camp
Gain horsemanship skills. Become more comfortable around horse. Learn what it takes to care for a horse and all the aspects of horse care and management. Come to the barn this summer and learn how to lead, groom, bath, tack up, ride from stopping, steering and how to ride the correct position in the different gaits. Each rider will get the chance to try both English and Western style of riding. This will give each student the chance to see which style of riding they prefer.
Camp week July 20th-24th
Contact for more summer camp
Katie has competed in 4-H, OHSET, and IHSA in English and Western disciplines. She has shown at the local, regional, state and national levels. I 2009, she won the Advance Western Horsemanship Regional Championships. Katie is also a certified instructor in Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) as a master instructor.
Our trainer has a love for horses no matter the discipline. She learned how to care, train, and manage horses at Oregon State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Equine Science. After college she had the opportunity to gain many great and valuable experiences including an internship at KEMI breaking colts and at a therapeutic riding center.
What Katie is most proud of is all the students and horses she has had the privilege to work with. She has taught students with various backgrounds ranging from first time riders to riders returning after a forty year break. Her students’ ages range from 6 to 60 years old. Currently she has students competing at OHSET state and on the local circuit. Katie encourages her riders to not be afraid of their horses. Her philosophy is that mentally you are bigger, stronger and more powerful than your horse. So, when you control yourself you gain control of your horse. Having an enjoyable ride every time is also very important for the rider and the horse. With each lesson, Katie ensures that you always end on a positive note - no matter where you are riding - in the arena or out on the trails.
Katie has broken over 90 horses including Quarter Horses, Trakehners and Thoroughbreds. While growing up, Katie cleaned stalls for the opportunity to ride any horse that she could in the barn. Usually, it was the one no one else wanted to ride because it bucked or had a behavior problem. Katie gained a lot from this experience. She learned that developing a bond between horse and rider is absolutely crucial. She has a passion to understand horses, especially those that may have some training or behavioral issues. Katie understands that horses can be just as fragile as humans. She is a firm believer that riders can always learn more and never know enough about their horses. A goal of hers is to live each day to the fullest, and she would honestly prefer each day to be spent with horses. . In 2018 Katie won the Certified Horsemanship Association Regional Instructor of the Year. Then at the International Certified Horsemanship Association Conference in Colorado she got awarded with the National Instructor of the year award.
Lessons are one hour long. Teach group and private lessons from childern to adults. Contact for prices.
Years of experiance with breaking horses and showing horses. If you need help getting your horse prepared for the trails or the show ring. Horse training rides can be one ride a week to full training.
Come take horseback riding lessons. If you want more time in the saddle come ride on your own without a lesson. Half and Full leases are available. Contact for prices.
Riders are welcome to join from Open riders with years of show experiance to walk trot riders with little to no show experiance.
Enjoy learning about horse showing in a team environment.
IEA is a fun way to show without owning a horse. It is more affordable way to be competitive and enjoy competition!
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