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Trainer’s Directory


Ralph Ament Amanda Antifaev Bonnie Becker JP Forget Lyle Jackson Gabriele Klotz Cheryl Mitchell Wendy Nelson Amanda Nystrom Sapergia Performance Horses Sheehan Stables Christa Turel Natalie Weichel Quick Lookup

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This Directory was created to give our members more information on the trainers and coaches that are members of Reining Alberta. The information in this directory is provided as a service to our members. Reining Alberta is not responsible for the accuracy of individual’s information and neither sponsors nor endorses the services listed in this directory. For more information, please contact the individuals directly. This directory is in alphabetical order by last name or training facility, initials at the bottom of the page indicate which Branch they most frequently service.

Ralph Ament Reining Horses Biography: Ralph has been training and coaching for many years, offering clinics and training and lessons to all levels of reining. Whether it is your dream to get started in an entry level class, all the way to the Non Pro level. He will set goals that you can meet. Train your horse for all the manouvers and structure your lessons for success. Feel more comfortable in a group situation, we also accommodate group lessons, mixed with a bit of humour and fun. Clinics for 1 or 2 days, or more are available and Ralph will travel to you.

Ralph 780.288.6841

Julie 780.706.5542

Training and Coaching for : Ranch Reiners, Green Reiners, Rookie, Ltd. Non Pro Reinings, Non Pro Reiners.

Accomplishments: NRHA Earnings: $13,000 ARCHA Earnings: $18,000

Training out of: Whitecourt, Alberta


Amanda Antifaev

Highlights 2013 Moose Jaw Stakes and Futurity open 3 year old Champion 2013 Moose Jaw Stakes and Futurity open 3 year old Reserve Champion 2013 Silver Slate Fall Futurity 4 year old Open Saddle winner 2013 Silver Slate Fall Futurity Reserve Champion 2013 Canadian Supreme CS Open Futurity Champion 2013 Canadian Supreme Open Champion 2013 Reining Alberta Fall Classic Open Champion 2013 Reining Alberta Fall Classic Open Futurity and Sire incentive Champion 2013 Big Sky Reining Classic Open Futurity 3rd place 2013 Big Sky Reining Classic Stallion Stakes Champion 2013 Big Sky Reining Classic Open and Maturity Champion 2013 Wild Rose Reining Classic 3rd place Open Futurity 2013 Wild Rose Reining Classic Open Derby Co-Champion 2013 Wild Rose Reining Classic Open and Maturity Champion 2013 Reining Alberta Summer Classic Open and Maturity Champion 2013 Silver Slate 4 year Old Champion

Training, and Coaching for: Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Aged Horses, Futurity Horses, Derby Horses, Sales Prep, and Colt Starting

Accomplishments: NRHA Earnings: $134,000 Equi-Stat Earnings: $165,000

Contact Us: Phone: 403.390.7259 403.553.2174 Website: E-mail: Located at: Latimer Training Stables Ft. MacLeod, AB


Biography Bonnie provides expert coaching, clinics, training and lessons for clients out of her beautiful facility Sunny Side Stables in Lethbridge. She has over 30 years experience training, showing and coaching with reining earnings of over $200,000. She understands the financial and emotional value of your horse, and strives to achieve each horse’s potential, while keeping your horse happy and healthy.

Training and Coaching for: Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Aged Horses, Futurity and Derby Horses, and Sales Prep.

Training out of: Sunny Side Stables Lethbridge, AB

Contact: (403) 381-4183


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JP is an accomplished trainer and showman, piloting horses to many national and international successes. In addition to his training program, JP also offers a succesful Non-Pro coaching program which specializes in personalized attention, specifically addressing each person’s individual reining goals. JP’s program focuses on setting goals with the client and helping develop a plan to achieve those goals. JP is a certified High Performance Reining Coach as per the Equine Canada coaching program. Many of his non-pro students have won provincial, national, and international titles, placing high in NRHA Year End Standings, as well as winning major non-pro futurities and derbies. Recent Accomplishments: 4th – Novice Horse Open Level 1, 2013 NRHA Adequan North American Championship 9th - Novice Horse Open Level 2, 2013 NRHA Adequan North American Championship 5th - Cowboy Capital Classic Derby, Stephenville, TX Reserve Champion - Jacspin Derby, Graham, TX Numerous derby and Novice Horse wins Training and Coaching for: Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Aged Horses, Futurity and Derby Horses, Sales Prep, and Colt Starting.

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Lyle Jackson Quarter Horses


Biography Lyle Jackson lives in Cochrane, Alberta where he works as a horse trainer, coach and judge. He is an official carded judge for Equine Canada, FEI, American Quarter Horse Associaition (AQHA), National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), and American Paint Horse Association (APHA). He has judged shows throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Austrailia, and Israel, as well as NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby and the APHA World Show. Lyle has trained horses for almost every western discipline and has won international Championships and National Championships in Reining, Working Cow Horse, Cutting, Western Pleasure, Western Riding and Halter Competition.

Accomplishments: NRHA Earnings: $6,527 AQHA Points: 972.5 NRCHA Earnings: $800

Training and Coaching for:

Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Aged Horses, Derby Horses, and Futurity Horses

Training Out of:

Prairie Mountain Ranch Madden, Alberta


Gabriele Klotz Believe in you every step of the way!

Training and coaching for:


Futurity Horses, Derby Horses, Aged Horses Rookie, Youth, Non-Pro Equine Canada Western Rider Levels

P.O. Box 663 Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A8 Cell: (403) 771-5780

Training out of: Silverado Horse Center – Mike Ross Situated 20 minutes north of Cochrane, Highway 22. Specializing in Reining. Also teaching and testing the Equine Canada Learn to Ride Program.



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Wendy Nelson Reining a Biography: Wendy is a certified High Performance Reining Coach under the new Equine Canada Coaching program as well as an NRHA Judge and EC Reining Judge. She specializes in training Reining Horses and coaching Youth to Non-Pro level students at her own faciility near Cochrane, Alberta.


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Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Aged Horses, Futurity Horses, Derby Horses, Sales Prep, Equine Canada Western Rider Levels and Competition Coach.

and Performance Horses Training Philosophy: To train a horse in a stress free fashion, to use techniques that take into consideration the way a horse thinks. I feel the best way to love your horse is to learn as much as you can about the horse and how to train them.

Accomplishments: NRHA Earnings: $21,456.58 ARCHA Earnings: $786

Training out of Cochrane, Alberta


Amanda Nystrom Training and Coaching For: Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Beginner Horses, Derby Horses, Futurity Horses, Aged Horses, Sales Prep and Colt Starting.

Contact Us: (780) 963-8200 Theresa Dykes 780-554-8930 Amanda Nystrom 780-297-7544


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Trainers: Sage Sapergi “Through three generations the Sapergia horse training program has been developed, refined and proven successful worldwide.” Training and coaching for: Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Beginner Horses, Derby Horses, Futurity Horses, Aged Horses, Sales Prep and Colt Starting.

Also Offering: Clinics, Lessons and Equine Therapy

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Training out of:

Sage Sapergia: (587) 785-6465

Diamond A Equestrian Centre Located 15 min West of Stony Plain, A.B.

Terry Lee Sapergia: (780) 293-7999


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Heated indoor board Heated large indoor arena Heated wash rack Spacious outside board with auto-waters Outdoor round pen Abundant trails for trail riding


Sheehan Stables

About: Return clientele consistently recommend Garth Sheehan as a professional equine personal trainer. Garth’s 20+ years in the equine industry has proven results in starting, finishing, and coaching. A passion for starting colts begins at our rural Central Alberta Ranch located near Carstairs, Alberta. Onsite facilities allow for year-round programs. Structure to our programs leads to open communication between client, horse, and trainer. Following a basic foundation curriculum with all ages of horses, Garth brings a grassroots quality to attain the goal the client is looking for. Participation during offered clinics provides a collaborative way to solve training issues in group situations.

Sheehan Stables provides training and facilitation within many areas of horsemanship. These include: • Starting colts • Training for rookie, non-pro, aged horse, futurity horse • Coaching horse and rider through all levels • Clinics • Sales Prep

Contact Us: Garth & Renee Sheehan RR2 Carstairs, AB, T0M0N0 403-337-2454


Christa Turel Biography

From as early as I can remember I have had an all consuming passion for horses! I grew up riding english and spent my youth showing in pony club and dressage. Later, I was given my first opportunity to experience a slide on a reining horse and that was it! I was hooked! I have spent the last 9 years learning everything I can about training and riding these spectacular athletes! I currently reside at and manage Twin Valley Stables west of Calgary, ALberta with my husband, Rocky Turel. Rocky is a certified farrier and together we operate our business as CR Equnie Services. Training Philosophy

Training and Coaching for:

I absolutely love starting the colts from the ground up and turning them into show horses who are sound physically and mentally. I believe each horse needs to be brought along at their own pace and devote the time neded to each as an individual. There is nothing I love more than seeing a horse that I started years ago still showing strong and enjoying their job. I also believe in focusing strongly on rider equitation and horsemanship so they can be efective riders and partners in and out of the showring.

Rookie, Non-Pro, Youth, Aged Horses, Futurity Horses, Derby Horses, and Sales Prep


Accomplishments: NRHA Earnings: $15,000+


Whispering Sands Contact: (306) 596-4495 Facebook: Whispering Sands Training Centre Located near Calgary

Natalie Weichel Biography: • • • •

Equine Science degree from Olds College Ridden with some of the top reining trainers including Craig Johnson and Shawn Flarida Numerous provincial, national, and world show award winners Won over 20,00 in NRHA money

Goal: To turn out top quality horses and riders that will be highly successful in the competitive horse world as well as the recreational one. Highlights: • • • • • • •

Multiple world show qualifier Multiple NRH affiliate final championships Top 10 at US Nationals in the Reining Futurity 2013 2-1sts, 2-2nds and 3rd in AQHA Open Reining 2013 1st in Open Reining at Stakes and Futurity Show, MB 2011 2nd in NRHA Intermediate Open and Novice Horse 2011 1st in NRHA Limited Open 2010

Training/Coaching: Training reiners from start to finish Top quality youth program and Non-Pro coaching



Quick Lookup

First Name Ralph Jay Dee Karen Amanda Bonnie Jesse Elaine M Ken Vicki Larry Ryan Daryl Deb Locke Chris Pernell JP Bonnie Celine Lyle Terry Nicole Gabriele Aaron Wayne Niki Cheryl Mike Rod Wendy Amanda Kevin Terry Lee Sage Austin Amanda Garth Kim Tyrell Allie Ruth

Last Name Ament Anderson Anderson Antifaev Becker Beckley Besuijen-Wyatt Betts Braun Burella Burnett Cartier Duce Duce Ferguson Fleck Forget Gerich Gobet Jackson Jarrett Klassen Klotz Lagaden Latimer Loreth Mitchell Morris Needham Nelson Nystrom Pole Sapergia Sapergia Seelhof Self Sheehan Smith Smith Sutton Sweet

City Whitecourt Wilsall Kelsey Fort MacLeod Lethbridge Cranbrook Hythe Bashaw Beechy Cochrane Strathmore Prince Albert High River High River Coaldale Calgary Olds Delisle Onoway Cochrane Ponoka Prince George Cochrane Strathmore Fort MacLeod Prince George Olds Newbrook Stony Plain Cochrane Stony Plain Mortlach Stony Plain Stony Plain Cochrane Pritchard Carstairs Fort MacLeod Fort MacLeod Sundre Langley


Phone 780-288-6841 406-288-6841 780-781-0310 403-201-9206 403-381-4183 250-426-5230 780-356-2683 780-967-5555 306-859-4820 403-932-3150 403-939-4017 306-763-2812 403-652-4783 403-652-4783 403-915-2212 780-887-8748 403-636-0121 306-242-0219 780-771-7731 403-542-6913 780-372-2183 250-981-0284 403-771-5780 403-689-5943 403-553-2174 250-614-3539 780-915-4787 780-576-2047 780-778-1630 403-462-6170 780-297-7544 306-690-9170 780-293-7999 587-785-6465 587-777-6200 306-804-1723 780-617-2128 403-553-2385 403-553-2385 403-638-2023 403-929-1341


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