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Montana Hunter Jumper Association Trainer's Corner

If you’d like to list your services on this page, please send your web link or contact information (name, telephone number, e-mail address and a brief description) to webmanager@montanahunterjumper.org

  • Elaine Coller - Stevensville, MT. Specializing in the all-around horse for jumper, hunters, eventing, and ranch work.  www.jumpnropellc.com
  • Bryna Closson
    Kalispell, MT

    Hunter/jumper lessons and training for beginners through Grand Prix
  • Jessica Forliano in Cody, WY:  John Lyons Certified Professional Trainer. Jessica specializes in starting horses under saddle and training young/green horses for Hunters, Jumpers and Dressage Fundamentals. She also offers private or semi-private lessons for horse owners and riders in general horsemanship or English Performance. Visit www.jessicaforliano.com - or call 307-899-5572.
  • River Run Farm
    Sarah Gasner, Trainer
    Columbia Falls, MT
    (406) 871-0667
  • Cindy Gidlewski - The Ranch Sport Horses
    Show Hunters ~ Equitation ~ General Horsemanship 
    Beginner to Advanced  ~  35 yrs of Experience 
    Serving EASTERN MT 
    Brusett,  MT  59318
    406 557 2462 406 599 0038
  • Stephanie Kappes - certified riding instructor and trainer. Heated indoor arena, great stadium jumps and a cross-country schooling course through preliminary. Treasure State Equestrian Center. Full care boarding, lessons, and training. Also standing a very rare and beautiful palomino TB stallion. Just south of Missoula. www.horse4sport.com or tsec@horse4sport.com 406-546-9247
  • Emily Luoma - White Aspen Ranch, Billings, MT.  Specializing in Hunter/ Jumper Training for Horses and Riders of all ages.  www.whiteaspenranchllc.com
  • Sapphire Field Farms: Injury, rehab and total horse care, specializing in Hunter / Jumper lessons. If you are just interested in learning how to ride or want to compete, I have a program designed for your needs. Lesson horses available. Located at Sapphire Field Farms in Bigfork. Stephanie Gallardi  406-407-1200 betty.gallardi@yahoo.com  See our website (click here)
  • Susan "Drue" Kerns Lessons and Training, LLC  Missoula, MT. hunters/jumpers/equitation/eventing/boarding  406-240-3667 or snowyhorses@hotmail.com
  • Weigel Stables - Course Designer Edee Weigel, Hunters, Jumpers and Sport Horses, Huntley MT.  www.weigelstables.com
  • Danica Yates, Flathead Valley
    Jumping and Dressage, school horses available
    (406) 224-7686


Donations gratefully accepted for listing your name or web link on this page. 

Please make your check out to MHJA and mail to MHJA Treasurer, P.O. Box 502, Belgrade, MT 59714


"Did you Know..."

Open Letter to Trainers on Horse Welfare (by the USHJA Horse Welfare Committee)


USHJA would like to take this opportunity to ask each of you to help us spread the message of horse welfare. Horse welfare is a topic that must be of utmost importance to everyone involved in the horse industry. From caring for our equine partners at home to competing at horse shows, we ask that as trainers you help us set the gold standard of horse welfare.


Trainers play a vital role in the care and maintenance of our horses. As such riders, owners and spectators look t the trainers to learn what is acceptable. We ask that all trainers help our industry by promoting solid practices of horse welfare. Some examples of what riders, owners and spectators are exposed to are longeing, bathing and general care of the animal. By communicating the proper methods of simple everyday activities such as longeing and bathing (e.g., not continuing to lounge until a horse is lathered; avoiding spraying the horse in the face with the hose), you can help spread the message of proper horsemanship and thereby promote the idea of horse welfare.


It is the responsibility of every trainer to set an example for those looking for guidance. As trainers, you are the mentors of this industry. Together we must protect the horses; as horsemen, it is our job.


Reproduced with permission from USHJA Resource Guide