Marshall Equestrian
English Riding Lessons For All Ages
Complete English Riding Training Services
Now accepting horses in training and offering quality lessons for an affordable price.
. I specialize in lower level eventing and confidence building with positive teaching. I'm also very gentle with all horses that I train. I treat them like they are my own. I have experience riding and preparing young/green horses for competition. Whether you are wanting to go to shows or would just like to improve your riding skills, you are welcome at Marshall Equestrian. 

P.O. Box 2211
Atascadero, California


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Marshall Equestrian offers an exceptional equine retirement facility at the family ranch in Northern California. Katie's family's 100 acre ranch is set up to provide a comfortable environment for retired horses where each horse is loved and cared for in retirement while being allowed to be a horse. click for more about....
I have two daughters that trained under Katie Ellis.
They were 8 & 9 yrs old, at the time, and could not have loved her more.
Her passion for the horses definitely came through and made my kids so excited to get to the barn each day. She helped them overcome fears and progress into confident riders. As a parent I loved seeing the kids enjoy their lessons and smiling as they went through her practice drills and jumps. She taught them in a way they could relate to and were eager to please her. She supported them at the riding events.
We were very sad when we learned she was moving up north, but at the same time excited to see her spread her wings and share with others the joy she brought us.

We miss her very much.

Thank you,
Krista Maloney

My experience with Katie has been amazing! Prior to receiving lessons from her I had been taking lessons for three years in which I felt I hadn't gotten very far. After just two lessons with Katie I felt as though I had learnt more than in my three previous years of riding. Her numerous years of experience across many different horses along with her calm and optimistic approach greatly boosted my confidence as she continuously provided new techniques to improve my riding, she was always able to pick up on my mistakes and give an alternate way to fix them before they became bad habits. Katie was able to help me bond with the horse and continuously gave me the advice and confidence needed to improve. She has endless years of experience and always knows whats best for both the horse and rider. I strongly and definitely recommend her for anyone who is looking for someone to boost their confidence and improve their riding!

Throughout my riding career I have worked with a lot of different trainers. What I liked about Katie is that she created a positive learning environment where both the horse and I felt  comfortable and confident. I also felt like she always took the time to make sure I got the most out of each lesson. I liked that she had an in-depth understanding of not only riding, but also of horsemanship. I could tell she really cared for me and the horse and was able to teach me how to effectively communicate with my mount. I was impressed with Katie because I knew she had a lot of experience competing on horses of all different levels from seasoned pros to younger horses that she was training herself. I was very happy with the results I got working with Katie and would highly recommend her for any level of horse and rider!

Gabby Pfeifer 

Brian Sabo
President, USEA
To Whom It May Concern,
As one of the owners of Sabo Eventing and an instructor of Katie Ellis I can strongly recommend her for whatever teaching or riding tasks she is offered. Over the last few years I have watched this excellent rider gain a large amount of experience and effectively handle many different riders, horses and clients in professional manner. Advancing through the levels Katie has accepted every challenge with maturity and a pleasant “can do” personality. Each level has honed her skills and confirmed my belief that she will be a valued part of any equestrian program. Having trained international riders and as a faculty member of our United States Eventing Association Instructor Certification Program I can attest to her willingness to learn and her ability to teach correct principles to all ages and ability levels. Most importantly, I know she has the mental toughness needed to succeed in any environment. I believe that selecting Katie Ellis will be a positive step in helping the people and horses she works with achieve their goals in a safe, efficient and fun manner.

Thank you for your consideration,

Brian Sabo
United States Eventing Association
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