Ellen Kealy

Ellen grew up as a horse enthusiast and later had a summer job at a ranch in Colorado which is where her curiosity for horses evolved and she began to search for a more thoughtful and understanding approach to training.  Since then, her horsemanship has expanded to gain more insight into comprehending a horses' thought patterns and emotional comfort.  This approach to working with the horse has inspired her on her horsemanship journey, as well as ignited her passion for encouraging others to become involved in the gratification of building a relationship with their horse.  Ellen's specialty revolves around starting young or troubled horses, as well as instructing people on the nuances of helping their horse become softer and more responsive on the ground and under saddle.

Ellen's cell:  319-331-6276
Ellen's email:  info@kealeyhorsemanship.com
Website:  www.kealeyhorsemanship.com
Laurie Beall

Laurie Beall is a United States Pony Club 'A' Graduate (3'9") and has competed successfully through the preliminary level in Eventing, including a long format horse trial at the Two Star (prelim) level.  Most recently, she has been competing in dressage at Third Leve on her homebred, Roxy.

Laurie graduated from St. Olaf College and taught riding lessons part time until 2014 when she left her medical job to pursue riding instruction full time.  She has been fortunate to learn from several quality instructors over the years, including being a working student for Dorothy Crowell (USEA Olympic Silver Medalist) and more recently spending a winter training with Peter Gray (USEA Olympian in Eventing and Grand Prix dressage rider).  

In addition to regular lessons, Laurie enjoys coaching at horse trials, dressage shows, schooling shows, and pony club rallies and has been asked to coach at USPC Championships in 2021 in Kentucky.

Laurie has also occasionally helped western and polocrosse riders to work on their riding skills and equitation.  Whatever your passion, she would enjoy helping you to meet your goals!

Laurie's cell:  612-889-6938
Laurie's email: laurie.beall78@gmail.com
Lori Neises

Lori Neises owns and operates LJN Equine Services.  She has been in the horse industry for over 20 years, as well as a horse owner since childhood.  Her formal education is a graduate of the Hennepin Technical College Horse Care and Stable Operations, Minnesota School of Horse Shoeing and Blacksmithing, and Supreme Motion Equine Sports Therapy Massage School.  Just as valuable has been her "on the job" training and experience taught by the horses themselves.

She was a practicing farrier for 8 years, Showed/shows Arabian horses at the local, regional and national level in both pleasure classes and Dressage, and continues to do therapy/body work on equine athletes.

She enjoys training horses from their first time under saddle to finishing them, as well as helping their owners to build a better relationship with their horse to achieve their specific goals, from youth riders to adults, and  beginners to more advanced riders. She is currently competing with her own Half Arabian mare in Dressage, and enjoys chasing cattle in team sorting events with her husband's Quarter Horse gelding.

If interested in contacting Lori for lessons or training, please email her at carvercreekfarm92@gmail.com.
Jenna Sissi

I've been riding horses since I was 10 and got my first horse at 13.  Competing in dressage was my main focus for 10 years.  I have trained with various established dressage trainers and found my home at Cross Creek Stables in 2009.  I also worked with a therapeutic horseback riding program for 6 years where I helped riders with special needs.  

From fun shows, schooling shows, registered shows, eventing and swimming on horseback, I've found so much here at Cross Creek Stables.  My heart has always realized that the true beauty in the opportunity to be around horses is the bond you create and the confidence you gain.

Teaching beginner riders is my specialty, focusing on safety and bringing the rider along in an encouraging and safe manner.  I am happy to teach already established riders as well.  I enjoy helping riders learn about all aspects of this sport; from safety to grooming to having fun and getting on for the first time to seeing them become and independent rider.  I take safety very seriously because I understand the importance of it while being around these beautiful but large animals.  My favorite part of my job is seeing the joy on the riders' faces as they learn about riding and horsemanship.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or lesson availability.