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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.  

Donna is our most recent addition and we feel super lucky to have her. She has done years of volunteer work for an animal rescue which is near and dear to her heart. All of that experience at the rescue, along with  experience with her own horse and mini translates into a nice gain for us.



Wes was a mounted correctional officer before coming on board with Melanie's Pony Parties. Now he spends his time keeping up the ranch during the week and as lead pony handler on the weekends.

Alyssa Villalobos

Alyssa received her training right here at the ranch. She perfected all four levels of training on horseback and continued training in western events. Alyssa has put in more years leading ponies at parties and events than anyone else on the ranch.

Tommy Sawain

Tommy had his training here at Melanie's Riding Lessons, passing all 4 levels with ease. He is good with the horses and great with children but we have to share him with his love for baseball.

Ella Sawain

Ella has that gentle nature that appeals to all animals, she loves them and they love her right back! She also did her training at Melanie's Riding Lessons, and went on to acquire her own horse, Lucky. 

Alexa Harbour

Alexa handles horses well and she's great with children. She's been around horses most of her life, including some training here, and some conventional training with her own horse. She's a super hard worker who aims to please.