Lost Miner Lesson Program Instructors

If you are interested in horseback riding lessons, have general questions, or aren't sure where to start, please email lessons@lostminerranch.com to be connected with an instructor.

 

See someone who is a great fit for you?  You may also reach out to our instructors directly using contact information provided below.

All Lost Miner Lesson Program Instructors are available for lessons on your horse or ours!

Morgan Holmes

(719) 339 - 7712 (text is best)

Available for:

Western: Never Ever / Beginner / Intermediate Kids & Adults

Mounted and Unmounted

Hello!!

My name is Morgan Holmes and I am so excited to become a part of the team at Lost Miner Ranch. I am from the Eastern Plains of Colorado, in the town of Peyton. My background includes gymkhana, 4H horse showing (Western and English), jumping, reining, reined cow, ranch versatility, and much more. 

 

I began riding horses before I could walk, along side my father as he team roped. Following, I began showing 4-H, and I competed in both English and Western for many years. For a short period of time after that, I did some jumping. 

 

Most recently and currently, I bought a yearling and started her in reining under Dooley Performance Horses. I showed her at Summer Slide 2019 and placed top ten in the 3-4 year old division. As we progressed as a team and showed at countless reining shows, I began reined cowhorse. After training under 6K ranch for a while, I picked up the cow work and trained under Lavert Avent. During this time, I became a member of CoVRHA, Colorado Versatility Ranch Horse Association. I showed ranch versatility shows and placed third in the nation in the novice division through CoVRHA. My knowledge is versatile and I am excited to share it with you! 

Sydni Resnick

(267) 241-4762 (text or call)

Available for:

English: Never Ever / Beginner / Intermediate Kids & Adults

Mounted and Unmounted

BIOGRAPHY COMING SOON!

Ella Weber

(303) 786-9967 (text)

Hello!!

My name is Ella Weber! I am new at The Lost Miner and so happy to be here. I am originally from Boulder, but I spent much of my childhood in Crested Butte and Gunnison. I even went to Stepping Stones for preschool! Born with a passion for horses, but without a family involved in the industry, I took every opportunity I could to learn more about horses and riding. I followed my cousin around to Pony Club shows, training barns, and rode with her on Shetland ponies through the desert west of Grand Junction. At nine I started working at a barn in Boulder to save up for my own horse. Not being able to afford frequent lessons or boarding at a facility, I became a student of the horse. I explored liberty work, natural horsemanship, equine massage and more.

 

My desire to learn led me to attend Colorado State University where I studied to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. I spent all four years riding with the English Riding Club and joined the Ranch Horse Team senior year where I was able to further the training I have started on my 5-year-old quarter horse. During my Junior year I participated in the Legends of Ranching Program where I started a 2-year-old filly under saddle and learned about the process of readying a horse for a sale.

During my time at CSU I volunteered at many events, from The Legends of Ranching program, to Hunter/Jumper Schooling shows, to Ranch Horse Versatility events. After graduating I continued to gain valuable hands-on experience at Cochetopa Therapy Horsemanship with Mike Fahrlander and Jan Runge. There I was able to work with program horses and assist with equine assisted therapies. This past summer I worked at a summer camp guiding up to 25 campers through week-long camps consisting of riding/vaulting, equine education, swimming, and crafts.  

Over the years I have attended many clinics and challenged myself to learn more about riding, horsemanship, and equine physiology. The horse has taught me so much during my life, and I can’t wait to continue learning and sharing this learning with my students.

Available for:

English: Never Ever / Beginner / Intermediate Kids & Adults

Western: Never Ever / Beginner / Intermediate Kids & Adults

Mounted and Unmounted

Shawn Olsen

(970) 417-0130 (text or call)

Available for:

English: Never Ever / Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Kids & Adults

Western: Never Ever / Beginner / Intermediate Kids & Adults

Mounted and Unmounted

I have had a love of horses since a young age. I grew up in Pony Club, and spent my childhood competing in Three Day Eventing.

 

As a young adult I trained full time and competed through the upper levels of eventing. I took a break from competing to raise a family. During that time I was employed as a barn manager, and spent much of my time teaching riding lessons.

 

Now that my kids are grown, I once again have the opportunity to devote my time to my own riding, as well as teaching.

 

My main focus with teaching is to develop safe, confident effective riders. I focus on the basic balanced position for all riders and all disciplines.  I feel that my strengths as an instructor are to evaluate a situation and teach specifically to that situation. I am an effective problem solver (for both horse and rider). I enjoy sharing my knowledge with other riders, and I truly enjoy helping people work toward their riding goals. My future riding plans include training and competing my horses in endurance riding.

Lost Miner Independent Instructors

 

Available to students who own or lease their own horse

(not a part of Lost Miner lesson program; horses are not provided)

Stefanie Reinhardt

(970) 275 - 0528

Stefanie Reinhardt has been a Student of the Horse for her entire life. She has trained, attended clinics and lessons, read, traveled and searched to gain knowledge from Equestrian Greats such as Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman, Manuel Trigo, Jimmy Wofford, Karen O'Conner, Clinton Anderson, Ethan Beth-Hilachmy, and Mustang Maddy to name a few! In her quest for equine knowledge, Stefanie has become familiar with almost every equestrian seat or style. Carriage driving,  jumping, cowboy dressage, mustangs... whatever your horse passion is, let Stef help you on your journey to better your horse knowledge. Remember you are always  learning, and so can your horse!

Jane Tunnadine

(970) 641 - 0962

Jane moved to the US in the late 80's from Wales and has a background in British Horse Trials and dressage.  She has a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor (BHSAI) certificate and a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) medal.  Jane has competed up to 4th level dressage in the US, and has evented, hunted, pony clubbed, and generally had fun with horses all her life.  In Colorado she has competed through Prix St Georges (PSG).  She has a passion for young horse development, and specializes in beginner riders and the introduction of the training scale. As well as teaching dressage basics she also enjoys teaching over fences and totally think horses need to do it all!

Prices

$45 private (45 mins)

  

$30 semi private

(2 riders, 60 mins)

$20 small group

(3 riders, 60 mins)

Lost Miner Ranch and Equestrian Center

200 Homestead Rd

Gunnison, Colorado 81230

(970) 901 - 4900

info@lostminerranch.com