Lucky 7 Challenge 2022

Join us at Mt Hood Center and watch 7 amazing adoptable horses compete in our Training Challenge. Shop the tack sale and meet some of the SEO horses you've been supporting!

120 days for great local trainers to help rescue horses find great homes!

Kim and Heavenly Magic

Kim & Heavenly Magic

Heavenly Magic: 12-Year-Old Chestnut Saddlebred Mare

Kim has been passionate about horses for as long as she can remember. She finally got the opportunity to take her first riding lessons at the age of 14, and has enjoyed learning and growing in knowledge and horsemanship skills since then. Kim was a horse trainer for 10 years, until her daughter was born and she chose a more stable and safe job. During that time she continued to take dressage lessons and enjoyed riding in a more recreational manner. Like with many others, COVID and the spring of 2020 altered her life completely and she was no longer able to work fulltime. She now enjoys being a mom and spending more time at home where she’s able to start exploring her career as a horse trainer once more. She’s very excited about this opportunity and looks forward to all the experiences that will come with it!

Lucky 7 Team Sain Equine and Juliet

Sain Equine & Juliet

Juliet: 6-Year-Old Bay/White Quarter Horse Cross Mare

Courtney and Hailey are the training duo behind Sain Equine. From basic colt starts to champion reining barns – their combined equestrian background is extensive and a lifelong love. Their training program focuses on building a strong, well rounded foundation for horses of any breed or discipline. They understand each horse is an individual and tailor their training program to fit the horse they’re working with. There is an emphasis on building confidence in a horse and a clear understanding of the job expected of them. ​​It’s incredibly important to both Hailey and Courtney that each horse that leaves Sain Equine is set up for success so that they are able to have long, happy careers.

 

Lucky 7 team Roxanne and Polly
Lucky 7 team Roxanne and Freckles

Roxanne & Polly/Freckles

POLLY: 15-Year-Old Bay Arabian Mare

FRECKLES: 8-year old bay/white Saddlebred Mare

Roxanne started riding when she was in her mother’s womb. After years of growing up trail riding, team penning and barrel racing, she eventually joined 4-H and High School Equestrian. She fell in love with being able to ride in any discipline the horse enjoyed rather than only one thing she personally enjoyed.  After graduation, she continued to show and started training and exercising horses for other people. Her philosophy is about truly understanding and communicating with each individual horse and helping their owners do the same. To her, riding isn't about just getting on a horse, it's about being a teammate and sharing the journey together.

Taylor and Water Colors

Briana and Taylor Thomas & Water Colors

WATER COLORS: 12-year old bay/white Saddlebred Mare

Taylor Thomas is 13 years old and has grown up in the barn.  She began showing at the age of 4 in lead line classes at Pinto and Buckskin shows and started showing at breed shows on her own at 5 years.  Taylor has also been helping her mom with ponies in training for years. She loves riding ponies even though her legs are starting to get too long. Taylor has shown in multiple disciplines at many different association and local shows over the years. From cart driving her mini  Monte, to eventing on her pony Luke to getting her own thoroughbred project mare Phoenix, who has taught her to be very patient and how to think outside the box. Taylor believes that spending lots of time with her horses can really help them become quiet, confident, and loving partners.

Josh and Rebel

Josh & Rebel

REBEL: 18-year Chestnut Saddlebred Mare

Josh grew up on a family farm that bred Arabians. He was always drawn more towards training and helping out troubled horses rather than breeding. So when he graduated high school he immediately moved to Montana to work with a trainer. The beginning of his career was focused mostly on training Arabian horses. He has since branched out and has worked with pretty much any breed and in every discipline. Josh blends a mix of training techniques, but his program is rooted in natural horsemanship. He currently runs his own training program, Shambaugh Equine, out of Triscoli Farms.

Mikenna and Scarlet

Mikenna & Scarlet

SCARLET: 6-year-old Chestnut Quarter Horse Cross Mare

Mikenna is a trainer at Three Beat Farms in Oregon City. She has a degree in Equine Science and Management and has been riding for 20 years. Previously, she was the assistant manager at the Lake Oswego Hunt Club and helped run the riding academy there. Her riding/training background covers multiple disciplines spanning from working stock horse to jumping. She currently trains, runs a lesson program, and works closely with youth organizations such as 4H, OHSET and IEA.