Libby has been riding for over 50 years. She is certified to teach English and western lessons through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). She is also certified as a therapeutic riding instructor through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl).
Libby's training and experience guarantee that her focus is on teaching a safe and effective lesson, using CHA standards to measure progress. She is also Parelli Level I certified (old Level I) and loves to help horse owners learn to better communicate with their horses.
Libby teaches English and western riding, ground lesson skills, trail riding, and contesting. She works with each rider to improve their self confidence and riding skills and to reach their personal goals.
Dennis Shepard "Shep" learned to ride at a very early age and was showing horses by the time he was seven. Shep showed western pleasure and halter in 4-H. He also showed in speed classes in open shows. While he was in high school he received his jockey license and rode his mother's race horses on parimutuel tracks and bush tracks around the Midwest before growing too much to be able to make weight. He then began breaking horses to the starting gate and breezing them as an exercise rider. He and his Quarter Horse mare, Do Well Liberty, attended a Martha Josey clinic held at Topeka, Kansas to sharpen his barrel racing skills.
Shep teaches western riding, contesting, and trail riding. He loves to pass along his more than 50 years of experience.
Shepard Stables riding instructors have years of teaching experience. We work with you to help you set your horsemanship and riding goals and then to help you reach those goals.
Contact us to make an appointment to visit, to meet our horses and staff, and to tour the facility.
One hour private lesson $40
One hour group lesson $35
One hour ground lesson $25
Helmets are available for purchase on site