The Western team rides at a private barn in Findlay, Ohio, which is run and owned by Katie Morehead. Katie Morehead is a graduate from The University of Findlay with a masters degree in education. Katie grew up competing on the AQHA circuit in the all around events. Claiming titles such as Reserve Congress Champion, OQHA Youth All Around, and Regional Champion. While in college, she competed on the National Champion IHSA Team. During that time she won 3 IHSA National Championships, Including the AQHA High Point Rider in the Nation. Katie was awarded U of Fs Female Athlete of the Year for the 2009 season. Upon graduation Katie started her own business KM Performance Horses. She coaches a high school and middle school IEA team as well as BGSU Western Equestrian Team. She has coached riders to over 40+ National Titles and captured 4 Team National Championships in the last five years.
The English team resides at Beethoven Farm in Perrysburg, Ohio. Our trainer, Patty Saunders has had over twenty years of experience with horses from anything to retraining, coaching or showing. The barn specializes in the retraining of off the track Thoroughbreds and Quarter/Appendix horses with a focus in the hunter/jumper disciplines. This gives the English team a unique experience in learning how to help retrain horses while also learning to properly equitate. Patty spent numerous years showing at A and B shows primarily in jumpers and also taught at several highly regarded barns in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She shares her knowledge and experience with riders at all levels for all ages.