S & L Stables specializes in the following: AMHR and pony training for pleasure and combined driving, Western, English and driven dressage (all ages) and natural horsemanship skills to improve respect between horse and rider.

 Lyle and Sheila  Purdum, WDAA Train the Trainers Graduate and USEF Western Dressage "r" Judge

Active Members of Eastern NE Driving Society,  Bluestem Miniature Horse Club,  Nebraska Dressage Association, WDAA, and American Driving Society

Wow,  summer has been busy at S & L Stables,  our students have been riding and driving at local and State competitions.  Sheila and Win had great success at both the Villa Louis Carriage Classic in WI, winning the Silver Cup in Reverse Psychology and the Preliminary CT at Longview Horse Park in MO.  Manny made his first outing with a successful dressage and cones debut at Training level Small Pony at Longview and our long-time client - Michelle Wilson debuted Dusty at his first HDT in Longview winning the Blue Ribbon in VSE Training Level

We offer driving and riding lessons to all students with a focus on driving and riding basics.  Our goal is to be the premier barn for ADS Carriage Driving pony and mini training/lessons and Western Dressage education and competition in Eastern Nebraska, hosting quality driving events for novice and experienced drivers.

Fall is a busy time for western dressage shows at S & L Stables,  Kristen Loudon showed Lenas Four Shogun to 2 blue ribbons at the NDA Schooling Championship Show in September and our own Invite to Invest (Calvin) will be shown by Jenna Brumm of Baldwin City at the 2019 WDAA World Show at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK early Oklahoma.  

We will also be hosting our annual Octoberfest Continuous Drive on Sunday, Oct. 13 preceded by clinic lessons with Jada Neubauer on Saturday, Oct. 12th;  Come finish the season with us!

Would you like to try an ADS competition with your AMHR/ASPC horse?  We have the experience to help re-train  your horse and get ready for the pleasure or CDE competition arenas next year.  Sheila has driven through Intermediate level at Midwest CDE competitions and has been coaching several very successful pony/driver teams in the Midwest as well.  Come join our team for your carriage driving needs.  Lessons and coaching available.




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12301 S. 176th Street

Bennet, NE 68317

10 minutes S.E. of Lincoln, NE


Mon – Thur  8AM - 9PM

Friday  8AM - 9PM

Saturday  7AM - 9PM

Sunday  7AM - 7PM

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