Lessons & Clinics
Owner/Manager – Holly McLain
Owner and operator, Holly McLain grew up riding quarter horses on the iconic “Willow Brook Farms” in Catasauqua, PA. Her father C T Fuller, and his famous sire “Joe Cody” are both in the AQHA & NRHA Halls of Fame.
Holly showed reining and cutting horses, and qualified for the Stock Seat Medal Finals in Santa Barbara, California. She was featured in the AHSA (now USEF) stock seat equitation film showing the split rein style of riding. She trained and showed Tisa Baby to the third top reining horse in the nation as a junior rider.
In college, she switched to English –Hunter & Jumpers. She competed at the highest level, was champion at Devon, Madison Square Garden, Washington International, and garnered the “1st Year Green Working Hunter Horse of the Year award with her famous hunter, “Castle Walk”. Holly also showed jumpers, competing her last year in Grand Prix events, placing 3rd in the Chagrin Speed Class, against international Competitors. After moving to Colorado, she competed in local three day events, and has always used classical dressage principles as the foundation for all disciplines.
OUTFITTING – TRAIL EXPERIENCE
In 1974, Holly bought 100 acres in the Snowmass Creek valley and named it Moon Run Ranch. She owned and operated “Moon Run Outfitters” with her cowboy husband for 18 years. Known for quality pack trips, the business offered a wilderness experience. The well–trained string of trail horses, and gourmet meals around the campfire, delighted many local and visiting clients over the years. Most remembered was a four-day travel trip, riding from Snowmass Creek to Redstone, crossing over 12,880 ft – East Creek Pass; then riding down Redstone’s Main street to the Redstone Inn. The trip culminated with dinner and overnight stay at the Redstone Castle.
Holly also competed in local rodeos, team roping with her husband. Winter sleigh rides were part of the program at the ranch.
BLENDING ENGLISH AND WESTERN DISCIPLINES
Throughout the years has brought a balanced, successful understanding of the big picture of horsemanship. Natural Horsemanship is infused with the classical, well established English approach to training for the horse and rider’s welfare.
Clinics & Lessons
All lessons, English & Western, will emphasize a solid foundation of correct rider position for stability & proper balance. Coordination of rider’s hands, seat, and legs will insure subtle communication between horse & rider.
At Rumble Ridge we use the natural horsemanship philosophy of “Less is more”. The quiet, subtle approach of communication with your horse is taught for a true partnership between horse & rider. Besides private ranch lessons, we offer clinics by master horseman for our continued education.
Rumble Ridge offers clinics and lessons from many different equine professionals.
Prices for all instructors available upon request.
SCHOOL HORSE PRICES
School horse fee $30.00/hr.
TRAIL RIDES OFF RANCH
Rumble Ridge organizes trail rides for friends and clients to meet at different trail head locations for day rides, some with lunch, provided by each individual participant. Help and instruction to keep everyone safe is given freely. Enjoying a day out on the trail with your horse is the objective.
TRAIL HORSE PRICES
Trail horse fee $50.00 off ranch/ride
Debbie Fischer – Specializing in show hunters and jumpers for Junior and amateur riders.
Sharon Borderick – Helps riders of all disciplines to understand and utilize proper balance, posture, impulsion, and lightness, through integrated bio-mechanics.
Suzie Wallace – Specializing in beginner riders, for safety, foundation, and fun.
David Carswell – Offers help with problem horses and riders. His Natural horsemanship, reining & cow working background enables him to support and correct people and horses to produce a winning team. By appointment.
Jake Black – RANCH HAND HORSEMANSHIP
Natural Horsemanship, colt starting, and problem solving
for horses and riders.
Jake travels from California for summer clinics by appointment.