English Pleasure

Andy Marlett Professional Morgan & Saddlebred Horse Trainer at CHC

  Andy Marlett is a professional horse trainer who specializes in Morgans and Saddlebreds. Marlett has won numerous Regional, National and World Championships across multiple disciplines. With more than 20 years of experience to his name, he offers expertise in English, Western, Park, Hunt Seat, Harness and In-hand. Spending time with Andy Marlett really makes one appreciate the special talents that are required to be a professional horse trainer.  He has a calm, confident and effective way of communicating with both his horses and riders. Marlett grew up in Northern Minnesota near Bemidji....

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A Day with a Sleigh

John Dusek III, owner of Cornerstone Horse Complex, recently surprised his wife Barb with a Valentine’s Day sleigh ride.  He planned this with the help of Sue Lockling who offered the use of her horses Trixie and Hogan. Thankfully it was a beautiful and sunny day with plenty of fresh snow.   John’s wife Barb, dressed warmly and she was happily surprised to discover a horse and sleigh waiting for her when she arrived at Cornerstone.  John even brought their dog Axel, who was also dressed for the occasion. Barb and John were in a Red Cutter driven by Trixie, while Sue followed with her pony...

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Dressage and Equitation Schooling Show Rocks Cornerstone Horse Complex

Mon Cheval Training Center held a Dressage and Equitation Schooling Show at Cornerstone Horse Complex, on February 16, 2014. There was a large turnout of riders and 100 plus spectators. With more than 50 rides and 8 flat classes, it was a huge success! The show featured Dressage, Western Dressage, English/Western Dressage Suitability and English/Western Dressage Equitation classes. Mindy Price, trainer for Mon Cheval Training Center, was very pleased with the level of competition. Cindy Anderson was the judge and Karen Otto scribed, both did a wonderful job. Leah Lombardo, riding Pharaoh, won the Champion...

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Meet our Trainer Angela Porter

Angela Porter of Steel Crest Stables offers horse training and riding lessons to both students and horses. She has been training horses for 20 years and focuses on Saddlebreds and also welcomes Morgans and Arabs. While English Pleasure is her specialty she offers expertise in hunt seat and western pleasure. She is accepting new clients and offers lesson horses if needed. Porter was an assistant trainer at the highly regarded Devore Stables in KY and is now back to her home state of Minnesota at Cornerstone Horse Complex. She was awarded the 2011: Aslan WK, Tri-State Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open...

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Judging WSCA Shows

The 2013 WSCA Championship Horse Show starts today and after recently attending a few WSCA  shows I became curious to learn how they are judged.  While there are many judges I contacted Tina Langness, APHA Professional Horseman (www.tinalangness.com) and she was very informative and she shared the following information with me. Depending on how the WSCA show bill is worded it must be judged accordingly.  WSCA has three classifications for the English classes: Open English Pleasure, English Hunt Seat Pleasure and English Saddle Seat.  And it also has three classifications for Western classes:...

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