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!





Lost Miner Ranch Instructors

Morgan Holmes

(719) 339 - 7712 (text is best)

Riding Lesson Instructor

Junior Rodeo Club Manager

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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 (call or text)

Riding Lesson Instructor

Assistant Pony Club Instructor

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BIOGRAPHY COMING SOON!

Shawn Olsen

(970) 417 - 0130 (call or text)

Riding Lesson Instructor

Pony Club Manager

Adult Riding Club Manager

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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.

Additional Instructors

 
Independent instructors are available to students who own or lease their own horse; they are not a part of Lost Miner lesson program and 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!