Beyond the approach and techniques, Ashley's program is proven with many successful races and shows for the Pioneer Horsemanship team!
We understand that each horse and rider team require individual techniques that work specifically for them. We do not apply a "cookie-cutter" philosophy, hoping to generate the exact same outcome for every horse and rider. This is training and coaching tailored to YOUR needs!
While we are goal-oriented in our approach, we keep in mind the amount of new information both horse and rider are able to process at one time. We want to promote a learning environment where our clients and horse's can progress on a timeline that works for them!
Ashley is a horse-lover at heart. Horses know when a trainer doesn't like or believe in them. Ashley has a positive approach to training and is proud of the way the horses are handled and treated.
Ashley Purdin, Pioneer Horsemanship's founder, teaches horses and people to become confident in their own skills and abilities on both recreational and competitive levels. As a life-long student herself, Ashley continues to learn under prominent trainers. Ashley spent four years training under NRHA trainer Fred Berschauer and was the top rider for 2010 Parelli Fast Track.
Ashley currently starts colts and trains horses for ranch pleasure, cowboy racing and trail riding. She specializes in teaching people how to personally overcome their horsemanship problems and instill rider confidence to gain willing cooperation from their horses through easy to understand psychology and simple training principles. Along with a busy training, lesson and clinic schedule, Ashley also competes in the UHCA and EXCA (cowboy racing clubs). She had a great year in 2014 winning EXCA State Championships in Kansas and Missouri as well as winning several UHCA races.
Perhaps the success of Ashley’s teaching and training program is best demonstrated through what she has helped her students achieve. Though success in competition is just a small part of what her students have accomplished with their horses, here is a list of “Team Pioneer's” competitive achievements:
2012 UHCA Youth National Championship Title
2012 UHCA Youth Division, First Place Overall
2012 UHCA Novice, First Place Overall
2013 AQHYA Youth World Qualifier, RHP
2013 AQHYA Youth World Show Finalist, RHP
2013 UHCA Youth Division, First Place Overall
2013 UHCA Novice, First Place Overall
2013 EXCA World Finals Youth, Fifth Place
2014 UHCA Youth, First Place Overall
2014 UHCA Intermediate, Fourth Place Overall
2014 UHCA Buckaroo, Sixth Place Overall
2014 EXCA Kansas State Champion, Youth
2014 EXCA Missouri State Champion Youth
2014 EXCA World Finals Young Guns, Fifth Place
2014 EXCA World Finals Youth Fourth Place
2015 EXCA World Champion Young Guns
2015 EXCA World Finals Futurity Top 10
To schedule a training appointment with Ashley, please email or call her at your convenience. She looks forward to hearing from you!
We promise to put an enfaces on service and communication. We provide weekly updates to owners who entrust their horses with us for training.
Each horse presents its own set of strengths and challenges. Ashley works hard to maximize each horse's potential being careful to not push any horse past the point of peak performance.