Trainer

Ali Ahrens

A life long equestrian who found her roots with her families Thoroughbred racing business, Ali has dedicated her life to becoming a horseman. She started her equestrian pursuit at the age of 5, lessoning with John Turner and Jack Hammond of Thumbs Up Farm in Seattle, Wa. Her early show years were spent under the guidance of Anne Selinger at Park Side Stables, where she was given the opportunity to work with many influential trainers including Linda Allen, Bob McDonald and Jack Towell.

 A successful junior and amateur career culminated with wins along the west coast earning her qualifying spots back east, as well as USEF Zone 9 Adult Amateur Hunter Rider of the Year, Zone 9 Adult Equitation Reserve Champion, Top 3 placing in the USEF/USHJA Horse of the Year and Top 5 placing in WCHR standings. Numerous catch rides up and down the west coast led to a job with Joan Curtin at                                                                                               her sales barn Select Sales.

Through the many trainers and coaches she has had the pleasure of working with, she felt prepared to step out and start her own program “Landmark Equestrian”.

"Wether my students are focused on showing, or in learning the basics; I aim to create a fun and educational program that instills my love of learning and proper horsemanship. I enjoy working with students to help them become a better team with their horse. Hard work, patience and understanding is something I hope to instill in all my riders.”