MEET OUR TRAINERS
Kelsey Devoille is a 3-day eventing coach and has competed through the Intermediate and CCI2* level. She also has her A rating in the United States Pony Club and has been a pony club examiner. In addition to coaching eventing, she also enjoys working with riders who focus solely on dressage and/or show jumping. She has been a working student for Olympic level dressage coach Dietrich Von Hopfgarten and her training has been influenced by Amy Tryon and Captain Mark Phillips.
In addition to training, Kelsey also owns Unbridled Counseling. Unbridled Counseling offers traditional talk therapy and equine assisted therapy in Redmond, WA. Visit Unbridled Counseling's website for more information.
Successful FEI Level dressage competitor and USDF Bronze & Silver medalist, Kristin has extensive experience coaching & training riders of all levels and backgrounds. She develops thinking riders, through continually focused work on balanced positions, rider feel and timing. Kristin loves helping riders achieve their goals whether that is a more comfortable and balanced equine partner or competitive show results. Theoretical and biomechanical aspects of dressage training are a special area of interest and she continues to further her education with notable international caliber trainers. Her passion to continue developing her riding with the latest training techniques and coaching not only keeps things fresh and inspired, it furthers her innate ability to bring creative, collaborative thinking to regular training challenges. This translates readily into confidence and success amongst her clients and their equine partners. Kristin has enjoyed helping clients to regional championships and national qualifications, as well as facilitating training and showing experiences for clients on the competitive Southern California circuits.
Additionally, Kristin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University and enjoys using that specialized education to consult with horse owners and professionals on purchases and sales, nutrition, management and progression goals.
Shine Equestrian, LLC
Training, Coaching, Showing, Sales
Hunter & Jumpers
Kiri Farler-Smith offers a professional training program in the sport of Hunters and Show Jumping called JumpStart Training. Tailored to the individual goals of each unique horse and rider, she is committed to the highest quality of care, training, instruction, and support. It is a “Hunter/Jumper” program, but the focus will always be on safe and correct riding and horsemanship whether jumping or not. Thus, a person that doesn’t want to jump will still find a home in our program. JumpStart Training believes in the importance of exceptional horsemanship and ground work, along with the benefits of cross-training in other disciplines such as Dressage and Eventing. Lessons and competitive opportunities are available for those who are interested. Kiri and JumpStart Training is a USHJA Recognized Riding Academy, Time To Ride Program, and certified by the American Riding Instructors Association. Kiri has quality lesson horses available for lease.