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About us

Whether you are in town or out of the country.   We have qualified trainers that give lessons and riding instructions in all disciplines from beginners to national show quality competing.

Whether you have your own horse(s) and want to ride one of ours, we offer a full breadth of services from getting beginners "saddled up"for the first time, to getting professional horses and riders in peak shape for an upcoming performance.

Pair your horse with our flexible boarding options and we will work to give your horse a happy home, and you a pristine place to ride, learn and play. 

Meet Our Trainers!

Taylor James

I have 17 years of riding experience that started as a little girl for my 8th birthday and I was hooked. I started in 4-h and Jr rodeo. Then did jumping for a couple years. I found my love for the Arabian horse and was able to show several green horses over the years. At 14 I started apprenticing with established trainers, including Wendy Onstott, Paul Edwards and Priscilla Cluff. I had the opportunity to work in Montana as a wrangler and gained more of my own experience.

 

I then started my own lesson and training program 5 years ago. The last couple years I found my new passion for barrel racing and rodeo with my horse Maverick. 
 

I love teaching kids lessons and helping grow their passion for horses. Some of those kids now have their own horses and are able to go compete in 4-h and local shows. 
 

I have experience with several horse breeds and personalities. I love starting colts and putting a good foundation on them. I also will do tune ups or work with the "problem horses". I can get them patterned on the barrels and poles or get them started for western or hunter pleasure.  

Taylor Kilgore

Taylor has always had a love for horses and for people. She grew up riding and competing with Arabian horses and now enjoys competing with her Warmblood hunter jumper.  She graduated from Utah State University in May of 2019 with a degree in Psychology and Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy. She has several years of experience working in equine therapy, including work with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD and trauma. She looks forward to serving the community in a way she finds to be meaningful and very effective.

Learn more about Taylor's passion project "Walk On Adaptive Riding", by clicking here

Bethany Wilhelmsen

I'm a dressage trainer who enjoys the things dressage can do for any horse.   I have 15 years of experience both in and out of the show ring and I love to share that journey with my clients. 

 

I've taken both junior and adult competitors to regional competitions and high point awards, as well as taking horses in training to the same heights.  So if showing is your aim or you simply want to deepen your relationship with your horse I would love to help.

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Hours of Operation

Summer Hours 6a-10p

Winter Hours 7a-7p  

Operating 7 days a week 365 days a year.

 

Address

14164 S. 3600 W

Bluffdale, Utah
801-557-6919

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Taylor James - Horse Lovers Haven

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