SydMor Stables, LLC
SydMor Equestrian Center, LLC
SydMor Arena, LLC
Marcie Turjan Instructor/Judge
Marcie is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has been active in the horse industry for 25+ years.
Marcie is a graduate pony clubber, avid eventer, foxhunter and multi-discipline competitor. She has competed her horse 'Goose' in Eventing through the Intermediate level and the CCI* level, her stallion 'Rocky' at Preliminary, and is currently bringing her two mares "Libby” & “Ella” up through the levels. Marcie specializes in starting young horses, fixing problem horses, and retraining Thoroughbreds. Marcie is a fun, energetic instructor and welcomes students of all ages and skill levels. Marcie has a proven track record in coaching students from local to national level competitions. She thrives on helping a rider develop a successful relationship with their horse and watching them reach their goals. Marcie has trained under some of the most renowned names in this country and Australia. Her vast experience and versatility allow her to deliver a complete education to all of her horses and students.
Marcie is affiliated with numerous equestrian organizations nationwide and is a qualified Instructor and Official with the United States Pony Clubs, qualified Technical Delegate, Judge and Official for eventing and hunter/jumper competitions and certified Safety Coordinator with the United States Eventing Association.
Marcie is currently based out of Pittsburgh, PA and is a primary Instructor for the Rolling Rock Hunt Pony Club. She is affiliated with numerous training facilities in the Western PA region and travels to teach lessons and give clinics within the region. Marcie is an active competitor and coach with plenty of prestigious awards to back her success. She can help riders develop a goal-oriented progressive training and competition schedule for themselves and their horses.
For more information and a complete biography including riding experience, training certifications, and business operations of Marcie Turjan, please visit her website at www.marcie-turjan.com or feel free to contact Marcie directly at 814-659-7511.
Kayla Rhodes, 29 of New Eagle PA. Over 20 years of riding experience and is currently focusing on Barrel Racing and Rodeo. Kayla currently competes and has earned money in SEBRA, Dave Martin Bull Ride Mania, IBRA, and NBHA. She has ridden under numerous trainers of all disciplines. She got her start riding English and riding hunters at 7 years old. She began riding pleasure horses for the late Victor Moyer and starting colts for Kenny Ashcraft. She then went on to ride and intern under Terri Willey where she got her start in barrel racing. She has ridden under numerous clinicians but has since found a home with Sherry Lynn Johnson’s program. Other names she has ridden under and had much success with are Kelsey Grow, Robin Stang, and Andre Picou. Her lesson program focuses on correct horsemanship and a positive environment for horse and rider. She enjoys teaching and watching her students grow and develop as horsemen. Kayla’s achievments have been through bringing up young horses to be successful in whichever dicsipline chosen. In the new year approaching her goal is to attended SEBRA finals in January and bring along her young horse as a successful barrel horse.
Christen Carter combines a lifelong passion for horses with an extensive knowledge of natural horsemanship and traditional training methods to build a bond between horse and rider. She has trained and completed successfully in the Hunter Ring, Western Pleasure, Western Dressage, Saddle Seat, and is currently training and showing first level dressage. Always striving to grow in her riding and training methods she continues to train with locally and nationally known trainers working towards her certificate of low level dressage.
Christen has experience working with horses of all breeds, temperaments, and age of drafts to ponies. She has rescued and restarted many off the track thoroughbreds, which have gone on to compete professionally as well as become beloved friends for recreational riding. Christen has a gift for working with the “problem horse” and understands how to get to the root of the issue. She takes the time and patience to develop what it takes for both sides of a horse - rider partnership to fully enjoy the process of learning and growing toward their goals in and out of the saddle.
Whether you have a starry eyed little one begging for a pony, or you have had a lifelong dream to ride; from ages 8 to 90, beginner to advanced riders across any discipline; Christen is ready to help you and your equine partner excel!