Kathy Slack, Owner and Instructor
Kathy Slack has been involved in horses since she was a child growing up in Michigan. She taught her three daughters to ride and they successfully showed their way through numerous 4-H, open show and equestrian team State championships, Regional Top Fives, and Arabian Youth Nationals. Kathy is the director of riding camps and teaches lessons from beginners to advanced. She currently serves as a Regional Director of the United States Team Penning Association (USTPA) and is an ambassador for horseback riding safety and the use of riding helmets. Kathy has a Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan and was a burn/trauma nurse for ten years. She has also been involved with Healing the Children, a not-for-profit organization that provides children from third-world countries surgeries unavailable in their own country. Her love for children, horses, and the warm weather of Texas has brought her south for us to enjoy her positive, encouraging, and strong teaching skills.
Kelly Warriner, Instructor
Kelly Warriner is our office manager and private lesson instructor. She has been involved with horses since she could walk! She started showing and jumping her P.O.A. pony, then advanced to the tough Michigan Arabian show circuit. You can now find her competing throughout Texas. She has taught riding lessons for over 14 years in both Texas and Puerto Rico. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the California School of Arts and Crafts.
Lindsey Mortimer, Instructor
Lindsey Mortimer began riding horses at the age of 7, right here in Austin Texas, where she fell in love with horses. She then started competing at many of the local TSSA and Centex shows, winning numerous championships and year-end awards. Lindsey then made the transition to “A” and “AA” rated shows with her pony “Just a Nother Love” (Bruno); qualifying twice and competing once in the Medium Pony Division at AHSA National Pony Finals in Westport, Connecticut.
Lindsey then moved into the Green Pony Division with her pony “Petey Cruiser”, where in 2002 she competed at USEF National Pony Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. The duo also won many awards including USEF Zone 7 Horse of the Year Large Green Pony Champion and THJA Large Green Pony Champion. In 2003, Petey and Lindsey were again invited to compete at USEF Pony Finals, this time in the Large Pony Division.
After graduating from Westwood High School, Lindsey was recruited through the NCAA to ride for Texas A&M University where she competed as an Aggie during her freshman and sophomore year. Later, she transferred to Texas Tech University. In 2010, she graduated with a degree in Architectural History. While riding as a Red Raider, Lindsey won many high point rider, regional, and zone championships in equitation; allowing her to quality and compete at the IHSA Nationals Finals in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lindsey enjoys all forms of riding and all types of horses but ponies hold a very special place in her heart.