About Us

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JULIE HARTER ~ Owner/Trainer

 At the age of five, Julie knew she was hooked when the trail  ride pony ran back to the barn with her laughing all of the way. Her  next experience was to buy her first pony for $50.00 and costing her  parents $100.00 a month to board it. She continued to trail ride until  college took her out of horses.
    The next chapter opened with a  husband and six children whom she was able to enjoy her passion for  horses with. Hunters was the next path that Julie took in the equestrian  world. Lessoning and showing with Lynn Redig, John and Stephanie  Knepps, Jonathan Stables and currently with Mary Konu of Linu Lakes as  well as several clinics.
    In 2005, Julie started dressage with her horse Flynn. She continues to teach Western, English Jumpers, and Dressage.
    Over the years she has watched her students grow into amazing riders.

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Mary Konu- Trainer/ Clinician

Mary Konu has been riding and training horses for many years and  currently resides as a trainer at Brookside Stables in Hugo, MN.  Mary  brings clear instruction and creative goals to each clinic in order to  improve both horse and rider in the Hunter ring. She is focused on  correct riding with the aids to enhance balance, impulsion, and empathy  for the learning horse.   Mary offers pro rides, lessons, clinics, and  horse training to her clients.  Her students enjoy her direct method of  teaching and fun personality. Currently, Mary Konu competes for  Brookside, riding clients horses, at a variety of levels in the  hunter/jumper show rings. She enjoys playing with her cats and riding  her own horse during her spare moments

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Liz Lamm- Dressage Trainer/ Clinician

Liz Lamm started Dressage in the 70's as a working student for Chuck  Grant (Father of American Dressage).  From there, she went on to manage  stables including Liberty Hill Stables and Three Gaits in Stoughton.   Liz Has always enjoyed giving lessons and training horses of all  varieties. She enjoys showing and training through Prix St. George but  has ridden Grand Prix movements as well during clinics with Lois  Heyerdahl, Bo Jena, and Heather Wislon Roller. Liz Lamm is an  USDF  certified Judge with distinction.  Recently, she has  enjoyed teaching  lessons at Bit-N-Bridle, Rivendell, and Three witches.