Krista Koenig

Krista Koenig has dedicated her life to the training and understanding of all breeds of Horses, Mules and Donkeys. She has been riding since before she could walk and training Professionally for 20 years. Bio-mechanics and comfort of the horse through correct movement and balance is the key to having safe, sane, sound riding horses and happy equine partners. She … Read More

Dale Rumens-Partee

Hello Everyone, I’m very excited to join in the Top Hand Competition with many friends. Each competition and ride is a new day, a new beginning, a fresh start, of what may be, what dream can come true finding the balance and harmony between my horse and I.  I’ve dedicated years of learning from wonderful mentors, combining my groundwork , … Read More

Phil Monaghan

Phil Monaghan’s first recollection of being horseback was being doubled in front of his dad in Coolah NSW where Phils dad (Phil Snr) was working as a stockman. From this early age Phil always felt an affinity with horses and had a desire to do it well. After all the name Phillip is derived from the Greek name Phillipos ~ … Read More

Marcia Moore Harrison

Marcia grew up in beautiful north Idaho and started riding before she could walk.  At three years of age she was riding her own horse into hunting camp and started competing in gymkhana and horse show events soon after.  Her passion for learning had her seated on arena rails to listen to famous clinicians at the age of eight.  By … Read More

Mandy Blais

Mandy Blais has been involved with horses all of her life, in many ways and disciplines – from eventing to dressage, ranch riding and endurance, to reining –  and has trained and schooled with great mentors; from Bert Rutten, Cindy Ishoy, Lorraine Chapel, Richard Caldwell, Jonathon Field, Marten Black, and Josh Nichol, just to name a few. Mandy’s love for … Read More

Kellie Shields

Kellie likes being called “that MULE girl!”  She believes in the intelligence, kindness and versatility of the mule.  Her mule, Call Me The Fireman aka Beamer, is a 12 year old john (gelding) mule; their partnership and friendship means the world to Kellie. The duo competes at mule shows, open shows and Cowboy Dressage. Riding for the title of TOP … Read More

Mitch Hoover

  With 35+ years training and coaching in the horse industry, Mitch’s background runs the gamut from ranching and running cattle in some of the most rugged Northwest terrain to competing in the performance arena on seasoned all-around horses produced in his own training programs. His lifetime Championship and All-Around Cowboy awards span a variety of western disciplines including team … Read More

Brenda Hilgenkamp

A Nebraska native Brenda was raised on her family owned dairy farm. She received her first horse at age eight and has been pursuing her passion for horses since. Early influences in Brenda’s education created in her an appreciation for the all-around horse. We all want a horse that is a pleasure to work with- a true partner. This goal … Read More

Nonny Largent

Du Tel Pep Dually is a 2003 , bay AQHA gelding and is owned by Guy Turner of Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center. He is by Dual Pep and out of a Lenas Telesis mare.  Dually is the class clown. He is always trying to get anyone’s attention so he can get a pet.  He loves the Challenge Court and cows. … Read More

Lesla Bong

I have enjoyed riding many horses in several different disciplines for over 50 years now.  As a junior, I showed hunter/jumpers. Later in life I started to learn the basics of classical dressage.  Since I was riding Cloud in a western saddle on the trails, a friend told me about Cowboy Dressage four years ago and I’ve been “hooked” ever … Read More