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Mikaela Kuiper

Owner and trainer 

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Mikaela began her career as soon as her legs were long enough to reach a pair of stirrups, and she has spent most of her life in the saddle ever since. Throughout her life, being a horse trainer and a riding instructor is all she has ever wanted to do.

 

Building on the solid base that Pony Club provides, Mikaela subsequently served as a working student for several of our region’s most successful trainers, including the national eventing competitor Anna Collier, and the national dressage competitor Jessica Wisdom. She is currently training with Suzan Davis Atkinson at FarmHill, with the goal of making Suzan’s methods the foundation of her own approach to dressage.

 

Mikaela grew up competing in three-day eventing through Preliminary, and has shown in Jumpers through 1.20 meters. She is currently competing though I1 and has received her Bronze and Silver medal with scores working towards her Gold medal in the dressage ring. Mikaela is now coaching kids and adult amateurs, and showing around the PNW.

In addition, Mikaela has found that she has an affinity for off-the-track thoroughbreds, a passion she discovered when she worked at the track galloping young racehorses. She has also competed in the Retired Racehorse Project, and looks forward to training another horse for RRP down the road.

Mikaela says she is happiest when she helps people achieve their goals for partnership and harmony with their horses, whether it is through buying the horse that is right for them, finding a new home for a horse that is not their best match, or working in lessons to achieve their goals. Contact Mikaela to talk about lessons or training for you and your horse.

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