Instructors

photo Leanne Albers

Leanne Albers draws from a lifetime of experience around horses – in fact, she was riding before she could even walk. Growing up on her parents’ farm, Leanne spent all of her free time at the barn with the horses. Leanne now loves passing on knowledge to other riders.

Leanne Albers has 16 years of experience as a riding instructor. As a teacher, she applies the fundamentals of dressage and horsemanship to achieve harmony and balance between horse and rider. All lessons with Leanne are goal-oriented based on the needs of your horse and you. No matter your goals, Leanne will set up a lesson structure that will help you make progress and learn. Not only will you improve your riding skills and knowledge of the horse, but you will establish confidence in your abilities that you can apply outside your lessons. A large part of Leanne’s lesson program teaches independence and decision making, so you can use your awareness of your horse to make smart, safe choices, both in and out of your lessons.

At all levels of riding, Leanne helps aspiring equestrians learn the most essential elements of horsemanship by focusing on building relationships through an understanding of the mind and body of the horse.

     
photo Rosanne Korinek

Rosanne has been a student of the horse her entire life.  She is continually searching for better ways to help the horse and rider become more balanced.  Rosanne has taken many instructor courses and is now enrolled in the Mastery Course of Straightness Training.  Rosanne's goal is to help the adult rider become more confident in their skills while helping their horses become more supple physically as well as mentally.  Rosanne understands that every student is at a different phase in their journey and has a different destination.  By helping the student understand core fundamentals of horsemanship,  she is able to help the horse and rider team build a solid foundation for whatever direction they wish to pursue.

     
photo Don Korinek

Don is affectionately called the "Horse Whisperer" at the barn.  Don has a wonderful way of handling and communicating with horses so that a difficult to control animal becomes calm and responsive.  He has a passion to do right is right for the horse and helps their owners find out what that is.  He takes every situation for what it is at that time and works with the horse and human to make the relationship the best that it can be.

     
photo Kimmie Mayer

A lifelong lover of horses, Kimmie has been riding at Lakefield Farm since she was seven years old. Kimmie is now training students to have a strong, balanced foundation to ensure a solid team of rider and horse. Her goals are to help her students’ progress in their skill in riding, and to help her students achieve their goals with a happy and healthy relationship with their horse. Kimmie has taken a wide variety of clinics and lessons with various members of the horse industry to further her knowledge and skill in communicating with horses. She is an avid student of Leanne’s, and shown in hunt seat for many years. Kimmie is currently studying biology at UW-Milwaukee with the hopes of being an equine veterinarian in the future. She is also coaching the ski team at Homestead High School, and training her own horse to compete in the Jumpers Circuit next year.