W SHOW STABLES
W Show Stables bases its year-round operations out of Cottonwood Stables in Colchester, VT, while spending the winter in Wellington, FL. We specialize in providing top training for all levels, as well as the procurement, training and sales of hunter, jumper, and equitation horses.
Tyler's professional career started as a riding and management position at HiHopes Farm, LLC under Steve Heinecke and the Oken family promptly after college. Working with some of the top hunters in the country, he discovered his niche in the hunters. Under the tutelage of world-class trainers & R Judges Steve Heinecke (1985 Maclay Champion) and Jeff Wirthman, Tyler gained incredible knowledge and insight in working with top show hunters.
In 2016, Tyler opened W Show Stables in Lexington, KY. His program offered top hunter, jumper & equitation training and showing, coupled with the highest quality horse care only a few miles from the Kentucky Horse Park. In 2018, Tyler won the RRP Thoroughbred Hunter Makeover out of 70+ horses. During that time he worked with a lot of horses and riders, developing his style for teaching and competitiveness in the show ring. He received top ribbons in National Hunter Derby's across the country and his students had much success as well.
In an effort to learn even more about the top level of the sport, Tyler then went to work for New Hope, LLC under the direction of David Belford & Christopher Payne. New Hope operates as one of the most sucessful horse businesses in the country, focused on importing and showing the very best horses in the hunter ring. During his time at New Hope with 40+ top hunters, Tyler learned the process of operating and maintaining a winning system for both horse and rider. He considers this to be the most impactful experience of his professional career.
Catie has been a part of the with W Show Stables team for over a year. Her attention to detail, knowledge of care, training and professionalism are at a level few can maintain. Catie has over 15 years experience working in many areas of the horse industry. From breeding to training, to management and grooming, she strives to produce happy and productive horses. Catie is responsible for W Show Stables North in the winter, and is planning to offer lessons into the future. Her goal is to build a program with goal oriented students who want to learn about horsemanship as it pertains to horse showing.