The head trainer, Kimber, brings not only her numerous years (she doesn’t count any more!) of horse experience as horse owner, rider, manager, instructor and event organizer, but also over 19 years of corporate experience as a Manager in Skills Development Training. That experience gave her in-depth background in how to train people and she applies those skills daily. She is also a United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer and was the USHJA Zone 5 coordinator and National Host for the 2011 Emerging Athlete’s Program (EAP) National Finals. Kimber's showing and training experience range from the baby green hunters through preparing horses in the Grand Prix level. Riding in both the 3'6" hunter divisions and up to the 1.3M jumper levels gives Kimber a broad understanding of both disciplines and their unique challenges.“We want to run a business that teaches horsemanship skills in a fun, friendly and professional environment,” said Kimber. “We all have skills from different aspects of the horse business which help us cover all the bases of training and showing.”Her educated, positive approach to teaching is fun and refreshing. One of Kimber's strongest skills is her ability to create a fun, encouraging and supportive learning environment. Kimber believes that great riders are also great horsepeople and looks for ways to draw from a variety of sources for inspiration and instruction.
Lauren grew up riding and competing in the Chicago area and has been a professional in the industry since 2011. She was a National Top 12 Finalist in the USHJA EAP in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Through the EAP, she had the privilege of working with several different top professionals across the country including Julie Winkel, Mindy Bower and Melanie Smith-Taylor. After graduating from high school, Lauren moved to Reno to work as an intern for Winkel. There she gained further skills in riding, training, young horse development, show management and horsemanship. Lauren graduated from Julie Winkel's program after two years in 2013.Lauren has competed at the highest levels of the hunters and jumpers and has experience working with natural horsemanship, young horses, and problem horses. She currently competes with her jumper, Totally Wicked, in the 1.30M jumper divisions and her jumper Wadisson at the grand prix level.