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Recommended trainers and instructors

Becky Goodwin

Offering general horsemanship training.

(509) 860-2416

Latifa Whitehall

Latifa has a background in dressage and now teaches reining.

(509) 668-1985

Leigh Cochran

Leigh Cochran is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist who has been riding Dressage for the past 30 years. Leigh has been on the USET Developing Rider List in both Intermediate 1 and GP and has competed in many regional, national, and International shows, plus numerous Championships and CDI's. She has had the honor to train many horses from Training level to Grand Prix. Along with coaching many clients to get their USDF metals, Leigh has had the opportunity to have trained with many of our Olympic Riders and loves to clinic regularly.

“I love training all ages and any breed plus discipline. I customize every lesson to what the rider and horse need to have the best partnership possible. Each lesson is fun and with no drama. If you are interested in lessons, please contact me for lesson availability.”

(206) 200-2906

Tony Kirschner

Offering training, lessons, and show assistance.

  • Reining

  • Pleasure

  • Ranch/Trail

  • Dressage Foundation

  • Colt Starting

  • Ground Work

  • Trailer Loading

(509) 884-8514 | (509) 669-1983

Please note that each trainer's availability is not guaranteed. 

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“Appleatchee is one of my very favorite places to visit for a horse show! Being an equine photographer, I visit it quite a bit, whether it's for a show or for a portrait session for the boarders and their horses. I'm incredibly lucky to live only 10 minutes away from this gorgeous facility.”

Jeni Jo Photography

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"I had a great time sorting. Everyone was very nice and helpful."

Shannon CT.

"It's a very laid back atmosphere. Everyone it is very nice and very helpful. We look forward to participating every month!"

Paula J.

"Wonderful facility and friendly people!"

Geisha E.

"Outstanding show barn but arenas and areas to ride as well. Cattle on grounds for events and they do an outstanding job of grooming to fit your needs!"

Kathy W.

"We love Appleatchee!  Very clean, people are very friendly and so many places to ride."

Gabrielle S.

"Good People Nice facility with an indoor riding arena"

DeEtte P.

"I come from the Seattle area and this place is amazing. There's a huge variety of horseman (women) but from what I have seen, we all have the same goal: horsemanship and enjoying our horses. I am lucky to be a part of this facility"

Juliane H.

"this place is amazing! If you ever visit you HAVE to climb saddle rock. Absolutely stunning views up there. The stables are pretty nice, and you can put horses across from each other so they can see each other and plenty of alleyway space. There is also a really fun obstacle course just past the road that has bleachers for people who want to watch. The obstacle course has some jumps, but still plenty of room for people who don't want to jump. The arenas are very nice and spacey, although the J.S. Sparks arena has only 1 set of bleachers, but the lower one has plenty. If you board there, the horses can go outside in a little mini paddock. Also, there is plenty of room for campers or motorhomes. The outdoor arenas are very nice as well, and the round pen has very tall walls so horses can't jump out. Overall, it's a very nice place you should definitely visit sometime."

Hailey B.

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Appleatchee Riders Association is a private membership organization incorporated in 1947 in Washington State for the purpose of promoting fellowship among horse lovers.

Please note: We are a private facility. All of the horses here are privately owned. We Have NO Pony Rides, Trail Rides, Birthday Parties, or Horses for Rent.

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