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Kayla grew up riding horses, doing playdays and rodeos all through school, placing in a variety of different events. Before coming to Melanie's she spent several years training young and problem horses. She teaches basics in western riding, barrel racing and pole bending.  


Hillary  grew up in California riding under Chuck Esau and Sally Black, primarily English hunter/jumper, where she placed in several horsemanship, working hunter and equitation events. She also taught  young children the basics of riding.

More recently her experience  has been in western pleasure and trail riding.

Alex and Melanie

We started out with just a couple of horses and four dogs, but over time, the numbers grew. We bought a pony for our first grandchild, then we had four more, so naturally four more ponies. Then came chickens, then goats and pigs and alpacas... well, you get the idea. Eventually we had so many animals we just had to share!  Melanie ran a large childcare for over twenty years, so it just made sense to combine our love for animals with our love for children, taking the ponies out to birthday parties and events or  hosting parties here with all of the animals.

Melanie trains the horses and runs the events, while Alex takes care of behind the scenes responsibilities.