Local Spotlight: Kari Ketchledge

The chronicles of local horse trainer Kari Ketchledge, spans most every breed, location and discipline you may have ever pondered about.  In 34 years as a professional horse trainer, she has won 50 mile endurance races, trained teams of draft horses to drive, started hundreds of sport horses, trained polo ponies and jumpers, and studied […]

Big Goal Realized by Local Young Rider!

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, your right.  -Henry Ford Local 8th grade Evergreen Middle School student, Aspen van der Zee came up with a big goal this spring, to qualify for the American Eventing Championships (AEC) being held this year in Kallispell, Montana at the storybook Rebecca Farm.  Eventing, sometimes called […]

Evergreen Hosts Hanoverian Inspections at the new Integrity Equestrian!

Thanks to one of our big thinking local equestrians, Kari Ketchledge, official American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Inspections were held in Evergreen earlier this month.  Kari is an accomplished local horse trainer, instructor and boutique horse breeder. Each year the AHS organizes a national inspection tour around the country to register foals, inspect and boutique breeder. […]

SHOW UP for Equestrian Trail Use!

Do you enjoy trail riding on our local and regional public lands?  Many local equestrians do and find our local trails a major benefit of living in the Foothills.  As trail riders, keeping an eye on the public trails for equestrian use is a necessity if we want to continue to enjoy them with our […]

Time to Ride South?

Online work?  Online school?  Why not do it all from somewhere a little warmer this winter?  What if you could keep working online, keep the kids in online school, and take a break from winter – with the chipping ice out of your horses feet, blankets on and off, long periods of time out of […]

Go Horse Camping in Colorado!

What better way to get away than take your horses and go camping!  Social distancing is naturally built in and you can be with your tribe in a new location other than home.  Here are some of the places offered in our beautiful state that provide overnight facilities for people and horses.  For more information, […]

Poker Ride October 26th 2019!

It is time for one the areas most popular horse events of the year, the Intermountain Horse Association (IHA) Poker Ride.  This year, IHA is teaming up with the Buffalo Bill Saddle Club (BBSC) and proceeds will benefit Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, Colorado. Harmony Equine Center is located on a beautiful, pastoral property along […]

World Champion on a Whim!

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity – Seneca Not exactly a whim, as Kathy Laskye has been learning and preparing for this moment for the last eight years.  Kathy was born a “horse girl” and grew up on a dairy farm in northwest Illinois.  She started with a Shetland pony, then spent her […]

The Story of Oliver

From the moment Oliver was placed in his spot at the southeast corner of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Blvd, he became a popular community icon.  Carefully woven from wire and painted to withstand the elements, Oliver was created by Jeff Best of Devil’s Rope Studio in Clare, Michigan (www.devilsropestudio.com).  In 2016, Jeff Best received a […]

Kristie Cotton – Local Spotlight

“There is no better proof of the riders method and program than that his horse becomes more beautiful in the course of training.”  Charles De Kunffy If you have been around our mountain horse community a while, you have heard of Kristie Cotton.  Kristie grew up in the Evergreen and Conifer areas, spending her days […]