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- 2020, Happy New Year. It's been a nice mild winter thus far here at the barn. We have 2 new schooling ponies that are busy teaching young children to ride - Princess a fun Shetland mare on loan from Jennifer Anderson in Adams, Co. and a new Welsh pony mare - Abby that we own and that is starting lessons with kids in our program. We also have a couple of new residents - another grey Welsh pony mare named Bailey owned by the Norman Family. Blazing Saddles 4-H club starts their classroom lesson on Sun., Jan. 12th. Contact us if you have interest in joining our kids and adult lesson programs.
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 WDAA shows/training and ADS Carriage Driving pony and mini training in Eastern Nebraska. Sheila Purdum is a USEF licensed 'r' WDAA judge and WDAA Train the Trainers graduate. She has extensive experience with Western Stock horses preparing and retraining for Western dressage and horsemanship.
Congrats also to Sierra Wilson and Dusty for their win at our annual Octoberfest Continuous Drive on Sunday, Oct. 13. Dusty was just broke to drive a year ago by Michele Wilson with our help and is a rising star. He finished first at Training level HDT at the Longview HDT in September and now won our Octoberfest Continuous Drive with Sierra at the reins. Watch out for this team they are serious contenders in the VSE division and Sierra is still a Jr. Driver.