Saddle Lake Equestrian Center

Melbourne, KY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Saddle Lake is unique as it provides the highest quality of horses and extremely experienced and accomplished trainers and staff. Missy Jo has been training and mentoring for more than 21 years. We have 2 full service locations. Saddle Lake Loveland in Loveland, OH and Saddle Lake Equestrian Center, Camp Springs, Ky.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I want to teach responsible horsemanship. I enjoy starting someone from the beginning as much as coaching the accomplished rider. I love the horses. I love to watch a horse develop their full potential. I bred, raise, and train horses. I love to also bring along responsible riders and watch them accomplish something wonderful. Full circle here for horse and rider.


Melbourne, KY 41059

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3 Reviews
  • Ashley B. Jan 13, 2017
    Horseback Riding Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Very Satisfied!
    We are on our second lesson and our experience has been wonderful. Very nice facility and excellent staff!
  • Allison G. Dec 23, 2016
    Horseback Riding Lessons
    Verified Review
    Excellent Quality Lessons From Knowledgeable Staff
    I had an amazing lesson! I learned a lot from my instructor, more than I have from any other lesson barn I've been at. By far the best quality of instruction I've ever had during a lesson. The staff are very knowledgeable and professional. The horses are well trained and safe. The barn is well kept with a large indoor that has very good footing and a nice sized viewing area. I definitely recommend lessons from Marisa and Missy Jo.
  • Lisa V. Dec 22, 2016
    Horseback Riding Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Found my perfect place thru Thumbtack!
    Thank you Thumbtack for introducing me to MissyJo at Saddle Lake Equestrian Center.... it's the PERFECT place! I would give this place 10 stars if I could!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Lessons Privates 65.00, Semi Private 55.00 and Groups 45.00(if owner has a horse Groups are 35.00)
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I personally like to talk with a new customer on the phone or meet with them and give them a tour of the facility. Saddle Lake Loveland in Loveland Oh or Saddle Lake Equestrian Center in Camp Springs Ky.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
There is a full history on my website. This exceeds the space allowed here.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My parents of course. They had a pony for me when my mom was pregnant.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Horse training, showing, lessons, sales, stallion and mare services.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Bred, Raised, "Hail Yes I'm Hot", who recently won the World show with a rider who has been here for 7 years. Our Stallion was also name USEF Sire of the Year Pony Hunter Breeding and USEF Sire of the Year Pony Hunters 2016. First time a sire has won 2 divisions in the US in the same year.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find a farm that provides good horses and invests in taking care of them. This is personally very important to me. We have a wonderful record here at Saddle Lake Equestrian Center. We strive to make your dreams come true!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
You should always ask what has the trainer accomplished and hope they have competed in a venue that they have been judged by peers.