With an outstanding background as an instructor, and over 15 years of teaching experience, Katie brings both her passion and her expertise to the arena, helping you believe & achieve!
At the age of 10, Katie began riding dressage under the instruction of Pat Heeg at Prairieview Farm in Greenville, WI. She took to horses easily and decided to chase her dreams of owning her own income producing horse farm. After graduating from Neenah High School she attended the University of Minnesota–Crookston. While studying in Crookston she rode on both the western/reining team and hunter/jumper team. In the spring of 2005 she was placed 10th in the nation by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in western equitation at the national competition. Her final year in college she coached the UMC Hunter/Jumper team and taught the lab portions of equine reproduction techniques and equine production. In December 2005, she graduated from Crookston with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Industries Management. She is also a certified equine sports massage therapist. Katie and her husband Luke purchased their farm and named it Lucky Stables LLC in June 2007. Outside of teaching Katie enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her two sons and husband.
What some happy tennis students say:
"Miss Katie is the best teacher ever. My daughter has been rising for 2.5 years with Katie. She learns something new every. Single. Lesson.
Katie knows her students, is polished and cares about ALL of her students.
Every experience is growth at Lucky Stables- preparation for horse shows and preparation for life !!!"
- Ann J
"My 4 1/2 year old granddaughter had her first lesson a couple weeks ago. Katie is fabulous! She has a caring, fun way about her that both my granddaughters took an immediate liking to. She gives clear directions and Dani knew exactly what was expected of her. I especially like that Katie teaches the care of a horse and everything that comes with it. I highly recommend lucky stables!."
- Grandma Pat W
"My daughter is just loving taking her riding lessons from Lucky Stables. Katie does an excellent job of explaining the WHY behind the riding skills and horsemanship she is teaching. Great horses to learn on too - very safe!!"
- Lisa N.