Barns & Trainers

Kari Crawford

Applecross Farm || Kari Crawford-Clay || (720) 563-9973 ||
Black Forest, CO

MS in Animal Behavior & 28 years professional training experience, specializing in starting sport horses under saddle & relationship-based horse training.

$30: Training Ride ||$400/mo: Board, w/Training Requirement ||$35: Group Lesson || $50: Private Lesson



Bit of Honey Training LLC || Kim Leonard || (970) 231-9999 ||
16687 N County Rd 9 | Wellington, CO | 80549

Training for all breeds & specializing in OTTBs, certified riding instruction through Sally Swift’s Centered Riding program, & equine rehabilitation.

$45: 1 hr Private Instruction || $750/mo: Full Training incl. Board. || Package rates also available.



Delacroix Equestrian || Anna Weatherford || (970) 213-9150
840 Helena Court | Fort Collins, CO | 80524

Anna focuses on the training & teaching of horse & rider for eventing. Her philosophy of training includes developing self-confidence to the fences in the horse with a quiet soft base in flatwork. Anna has trained/competed through Preliminary & trains horses as well as teaches lessons from beginner up. Experience with all types of horses- Irish, mustang, OTTB, etc. Willing to travel. Quality horses for sale, will find you what you want if she doesnt’ have it.

$35: Lesson @ Home Facility || $25: Ride Fee || Finders fee: $500 or 10%, whichever is more || Travel and monthly training rates available.



Double Diamond Training || Chris Hitchcock || (919) 697-5536 ||
Longmont, CO

Chris Hitchcock is an experienced Advanced level Eventing trainer available for lessons and training rides in Longmont and the surrounding areas on a limited basis.  Chris’ students and horses have earned top placings through the intermediate level in the highly competitive Area 2.  Please contact Chris or see website for rates and additional information.



Green as Grass Eventing || Anne Sand || (719) 429-7018 ||
4100 S. Russellville Rd. | Franktown, CO | 80116

We are a small, private farm offering full service horse boarding that is tailored to the lower-level eventer. All english disciplines & all rider levels are welcome. The barn is bright & clean with oversized stalls & runs, Nelson auto-waterers, bathroom, kitchen, lounge, & wash stalls. Stall cams with night vision enable 24 x 7 viewing of your horse via your cell phone or browser. We offer daily turnout on large pastures with plenty of grass, 100′ x 170′ fenced arena with sand footing, stadium jumps in arena & jumping field, cavallettis, elementary to beginner novice cross country course, & roundpen. Ride-out is available on nearby dirt roads. Insured outside trainers are welcome to give lessons to our boarders.

$550/mo. : Stall w/Run & Turnout



The Hillside Center || Lauren Woodruff (manager) || (303) 588- 4748 ||
810 N Perry Park RD | Sedalia , CO | 80135

Nestled on over 50 rolling acres in the scenic Plum Creek Valley, The Hillside Center offers equestrians a premier all-dressage training experience. We offer professional FEI-level training staff, top clinicians, performance horse sales, & a private, personalized, & friendly environment that exceeds even the most discerning rider’s expectations. Amenities include heated facility, Bluetooth sound system for easily controlled music during your rides, & TheraPlate use included in standard care!

Stalls starting at $850.



Inside Track Training, LLC || Nicole Ackerman || (719) 331-4711 || Facebook: Inside Track Training
11335 Buckskin Ln. | Colorado Springs, CO. | 80908

Over 20 years of eventing experience, almost 40 years of horse care & riding. Specializing in the instruction of adult amateurs, children, & beginners. School horses available.

$30: Training Ride || $40: Private Lesson || $30: Semi-private Lessons || $580/mo: Barn Board || $450/mo: Outside Group Board



Karen Paul || (303) 663-5175
Blackforest , Colorado Springs, & Elizabeth, CO

For 25 years, Karen has coached riders & trained horses of all abilities in Eventing, Dressage, & Jumping. She has competed through Preliminary & has won multiple Area IX Year End Awards. Karen has extensive experience teaching Pony Club in her native Australia. She understands the eventing horse unlike anyone else & will work with you and/or your horse to maximize results in the show ring & riding at home. Karen is available for lessons, clinics, & schooling at your location or other various locations.

$35-60: Lesson || Prices vary w/ location, group size, etc. Call for specific pricing


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Lynn Klisavage ||
12587 Tomahawk Road | Parker, CO | 80138

Lynn’s extensive experience in teaching, training and competition has been growing since her youth. In the early 70’s, she received her Instructor Certificate under Major Lynch and moved to Morven Park where she was an instructor in dressage and combined training. She in the only person to be awarded the Equestrian Instructor’s Certificate from Morven Park Equestrian Institute without actually taking the course. This program was the forerunner of the ICP (Instructor Certification Program). In the late 70’s, Lynn was hired by Lake Erie College as an instructor, trainer and barn manager. There she taught all the advanced classes. While in Area VIII, she competed two horse at Preliminary Level and worked with the best trainers. In 1980, she advanced to head instructor and trained riders and horses for the Kentucky 3-Day. In 1981, Lynn accepted a position as rider/trainer under Torrence Watkins (Gold Medal 3-Day Team member at the L.A. Olympics) at Over The Grass Farm In VA where she received daily instruction at the advanced levels. Following her stay with Torrence, Lynn became an assistant instructor at Foxcroft School where she remained for 8 years, teaching 40-50 students a week along with going to competitions. Her varsity teams won the championships every year. In 1987 Lynn won the Area II Adult Team and Individual Championship at Preliminary Level along with training several horses to Intermediate. Returning to Colorado in the  90s, Lynn has been at Mile High Horse Ranch for 20 years where she has been irreplaceable in building the Combined Training program. She is a great coach and is still tirelessly teaching and training horses. She was CCC Trainer of the year 3 years in a row, has numerous USEA and MSEA awards and her students have also received many awards from Beginner to Intermediate.



Mile High Horse Ranch || (303) 841-4323 ||
12587 Tomahawk Road | Parker, CO | 80138

Mile High Horse Ranch has one of the best, if not the best Cross Country Schooling course in Colorado. It is varied with many of the types of jumps one would find at a competition. The 20-22 inviting, yet challenging fences at each level from Elementary to Training include interesting questions, water, banks, ditches etc. We also have a challenging assortment of Preliminary fences. The courses are built over 35 acres of hilly terrain which gives you the opportunity to train your horse up and down hill. Each jump is color coded according to level, making it easy to stay at a level or move up if you wish. Schooling at Mile High is open all summer (weather permitting) except for the week before the Derby.


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Pendragon Stud Equestrian Center || Laura Backus || (303) 688-4147 ||
5005 Lorraine Road | Larkspur, CO | 80118

Laura Backus teaches students of all ages & levels of ability in all aspects of Eventing & Dressage. She also takes horses in training & competes throughout the United States. She held the positions of coach for the Ball State University Equestrian Team & head trainer & instructor at Hartmeyer’s Stable, both in Muncie, Indiana. She was Associate Professor in the equestrian program at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terra Haute, Indiana. She now co-owns & teaches out of Pendragon Stud Equestrian Center, LLC near Larkspur, Colorado. She received the 2015 Colorado Horse Council Colorado Horseperson of the Year, the 2012 Craig Ferrell, MD. Equestrian Safety Award, the United States Pony Clubs “20+ Year Local Legend Award” in 2012 & was 2009 ARIA National Instructor of the Year. She is a Level III-certified instructor by the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) in Eventing and Dressage, an H-A level graduate of The United States Pony Club, & holds her USDF Bronze & Silver Medals.



Platinum Farms, LLC || Rochelle Costanza || (303) 229-1081 ||
985 N Bluff Dr. | Franktown, CO | 80116

90-acre full-service horse boarding & training facility located 35 miles southeast of Denver. As well as taking pride in catering to the comforts of your horse, we focus on the training of each horse & rider to meet their individual goals at all levels. We specialize in the sport of eventing & are available for schooling at many of the local & national events. Rochelle Costanza is a British Horse Society Certified Instructor (since 1995)as well as USEA Level II Certified Instructor (since 2009). She teaches all levels of riders & has students & offers lessons in dressage & jumping. A variety of performance horses available for sale at all times. We can also start your young sport horse in a serene environment, laying down a correct foundation with his future performance in mind. Come train with us in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere!

$45: Lesson Fee || $40: Ride Fee (Discount Package Avl.) || $575/mo: Barn Stall w/Run || $450/mo: Shedrun || $425/mo: Paddock || $375/mo: Pasture


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Rebecca Caulfield Eventing LLC || Triple Creek Ranch || (719) 313-1927 

Becca providing professional, personalized eventing training, coaching and lessons to Boulder County and North Denver. Becca graduated from CSU with a degree in equine science, CHA, USHJA certifications, and ICP in progress. Program truly catering to all ages from 10 year old in their first season to adults who have evented for years, Becca’s excellent communication and community supports all.  Specializing in the fundamentals of eventing and building successful partnerships for each riding team. Attends events both regionally and nationally and yearly riders have qualify for American Eventing Championships.  Clinic opportunities provided both on an off property. Attendance at events, CHJA, schooling shows on and off site and dressage shows. Becca is also very involved with Area IX organization.


Boarding available at Triple Creek Ranch as well. Excellent facilities, stalls, paddocks, pasture, turnout etc available.



Strang Ranch || Bridget Strang || (970) 963-2319 ||
393 CR 102 | Carbondale, CO | 81623

The Strang Ranch is a family owned & run business; it hosts many hunter/jumper & dressage shows, clinics, & daily lessons & also serves as the hub of the local Pony Club. It is also a working sheep & cattle ranch with miles of open land to trail ride on & has a small cross country course that is great for introducing young riders and horses to riding & jumping outside. The ranch lies on 460 Acres of irrigated & pasture land in Western Colorado with outstanding views of the Elk Mountain Range, 25 miles from the Aspen Airport. Bridget Strang is the manager as well as the instructor; she achieved her “A” rating in Pony Club, evented at the advanced level for several years on a home-bred horse, has shown through fourth Level USDF, & shown cutting horses at the NCHA Western States Championships. The barn shows at numerous AA rated shows & has qualified & taken several students & horses to the National Championships at Harrisburg & Washington. Both the hunter/jumper business & the lesson program focus on healthy, happy horses & riders. Homebred horses offered for sale. Lesson horses/ponies available.

$60-$25: Lesson Fee || $40: Ride Fee || $600/mo: Stall Board || $385-$450/mo: Run Board




Tomora Training Center || (970) 381-3499 ||
1100 US Hwy 34 | Greeley, CO | 80634

Tomora Training Center is one of northern Colorado’s top equine boarding and training facilities, located just west of Greeley and about 5 minutes east of I-25. With 320 acres of gently rolling fields, you can take a relaxing trail ride or go for a gallop on the open dirt roads.  You can personally work your own horse in one of our four arenas or take private lessons with our award winning instructor, Nicole Roach-Reinsvold.

We welcome all styles and disciplines of riding to our facility. Each horse is personally cared for in their 12×12 stall with attached 50×12 run. With multiple options for turnout, including individual or group pasture, we have something to fit most horses’ needs. Feeding, bedding, blanketing, the use of the entire facility, individual locker and opportunities for clinics and shows at home is all included for $600 per month.



WindyRidge Thoroughbreds/Equestrian Center || Carol Jones || (720) 346-4478 ||

Carol Jones is a BHS Certified instructor who teaches Elementary through Novice/Training. Carol can help improve confidence for both the horse & rider. School horses available. Boarding/training. Indoor Arena, cross country course.



Vicki Baker Eventing || Vicki Baker || (303) 815-7587
Ashley Carr|| (970) 219-5667

Vicki Baker – ICP Level III (IV pending) instructor and Licensed Physical Therapist. Ashley Carr – ICP Level II (pending) instructor. Full-service facility focusing on the development of Eventing horses and riders at all levels. International Clinicians; Area IX Young Rider & Pony Club Camps; Adult Camps & Workshops. CSU Intercollegiate Eventing Team Training Facility. Working Student and Internship opportunities. East Coast Competition & Training Trips and Tours. Awesome sale, lease and lesson horses; Beginner Lessons also available. Also offering Physical Therapy Rehabilitation for Equine and Human Lay-up and consultation services. Safe Sport and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified.

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