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Satern Show Horses trains competitive, specialized, and all around Quarter Horses, from start to finish. Focusing on showcasing the horse’s natural talent to best fit the needs and goals of the rider.

Meet the Trainer: Laura Satern

laura top shot copyI grew up in Silverton, OR where I spent most of my childhood at the barn covered in dirt, horse hair, and sweat; loving every minute! I started riding at age 10 and horses quickly became my life passion. I got a job working at a local riding stable and began learning from Karmen Cook about what it takes to be a true horseman.  Excited to pursue a career in the equine industry, I attended Oregon State University and Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences (Equine Option) in 2010. While in college I showed at local AQHA shows and took a job managing a boarding facility for Linda Heintzman.  After college, I knew I needed to gain training experience from high level AQHA trainers to reach the standards that I have set for myself. So I packed my bags and moved to Minnesota to work for BMQ Quarter Horses and then as an assistant trainer for Jason Hagberg for 2 years. There I learned how to train and manage a program that is successful at the national level.  All the while, dedicating my time to absorbing as much knowledge and experience as possible by attending clinics from some of the industry’s top trainers such as: Charlie Cole, Tim Kimura, Robin Frid, Dawn Baker, Stephine Lynn, Bonnie Minor and others. My hard work and dedication has paid off in the show pen, coaching riders to top placing at some of the largest shows in the nation such as: All American Quarter Horse Congress finalists, multiple riders ranking top 10 in the nation, Circuit Champions, and Year-end All around Champions.

AQHA Professional HorsemenMy husband and I decided that it was time to move back to Oregon to be closer to family and begin my lifelong dream of running my own training business. I am now an AQHA Professional Horsemen in Oregon and strive to unhold the standards set by AQHA for the industry. The goal of Satern Show Horses is to produce successful polished horse and rider teams by providing excellent training, top of the line care, and a fun family environment.  My faith is very important to me and I want Satern Show Horses to exemplify a love for others by treating people with honesty, respect, and using ethical training practices. I also believe that because we ask our horses to perform at such a high level they deserve the best care. Each horse is treated like an athlete. My training program and daily care will cater to each horse’s individual needs to ensure that the horse will be able to perform for many years to come.