Scott Scheyli has been with us for over 25 years. He has a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, and is truly gifted as a trainer/instructor. He focuses on using a positive approach to teaching, and specializes with Youth and Amateur competitors. His students range between 2 and 82 years old, and vary from casual riders to those preparing for national competition. Over the years he has produced many successful National Champion horses and riders, including the #1 ranked horse and rider in the nation for several consecutive years! Scott trains many disciplines including Western, English, Hunter, and Over Fences. He has a special affinity for both Arabian and Quarter Horses, and also has extraordinary skill with Trail and Showmanship competitors. His outstanding reputation and winning record speak for themselves!
Barbie Patterson is a Tucson native, and has been riding horses for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the University of Findlay with degrees in Equestrian Studies and Journalism. Barbie was very fortunate to have had a great youth horse show "career". Showing Western, English, and Hunters Over Fences, she has had multiple top tens at both the Arabian Youth National Championships and the All American Quarter Horse Congress, as well as finalist at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championships. In her final youth year, Barbie was Reserve National Champion in the American Horse Show Association Reining Seat Medal Finals. Throughout her youth, Barbie also remained an active member in 4-H.
In 2001 Barbie was a member of the University of Findlay's National Championship Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team. During summer breaks from school, Barbie worked training horses and giving riding lessons at the facilities of multiple national and world champion trainers in the U.S. as well as in Europe.
Barbie started to give lessons at the age of 14 and has always enjoyed teaching. After graduation from the U of F, she moved back to Tucson and returned to giving lessons to youth riders. Barbie then went to work for the American Cancer Society for 5 years, and successfully competed as an adult Amateur rider during that time.
Following the birth of her son in 2008, Barbie left ACS to spend more time with Sam and started teaching riding lessons again part time. Sam is now 5 years old and her second child, Daisy, is 2. Going back to teach has been a great balance for her life. Barbie loves to watch her students learn and grow as horsemen and women as well as watch the benefits of horses and riding have as they grow in their everyday lives as young men and women.