Kendra Owen-Riley

Instruction & Training

Kendra Riley

Kendra Owen-Riley is a professional trainer, instructor, and carded judge with 26 years of experience. Her background includes all aspects of starting young horses all the way up to coaching and competing at the National and World level.


Kendra began her career in 1990 after attending Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI majoring in Equine Studies and achieving Dean’s List. After her freshman year at Johnson & Wales she was offered an assistant/apprentice position in Ashland, VA where she spent the next 2 ½ years working under Herm Sherwin and showing Appaloosas and Quarter Horses that were part of their successful show string. Together they trained and showed several Regional Champions, Futurity money winners, a National Champion Novice Youth, and had several top 10 in the Nation placings. After leaving Virginia once her apprenticeship was completed she continued to train and teach at Show and Performance horse training facilities in NJ, CT, ME, NH and MA where she coached and assisted with multiple Top 10 in the Nation horses and riders. This extensive experience inspired her to begin accepting offers to perform Instructional clinics across the Northeast. As well, she has performed riding, Showmanship, and breed-specific demonstrations as such prestigious events as the AQHA Region 6 Experience , Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic Family Day, and Massachusetts Equine Affaire.


In addition, Kendra carries Judge’s cards with New England Horseman’s Council holding her #1 rated Western judge’s card, Open Horse Show Association, New England 4-H, and is an AQHA Professional Horsewoman member.


Kendra is proud to offer a comprehensive lesson and training program that is designed to help horse and rider gain understanding of how to properly communicate through proven training techniques and riding exercises that are presented at the level that is appropriate for the student.


She offers a very knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable demeanor and her motto is “Creating Harmony Between Horse and Human”.