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Madelyn Fessler has over 32 years of experience in caring for and training horses.  She grew up on a horse farm in western Pennsylvania where her Mother who was a barrel racer began teaching Madelyn the fundamentals of western riding at the age of 4.  When Madelyn was 10 years old she had a desire to learn the discipline of hunt Seat and jumping. She started taking professional lessons at Galaxy Stables in Mars, PA where she focused on dressage and jumping. Her training in dressage and jumping led her to opportunities to work with some top trainers such as Kathy Adams, Todd Bryan, and Karen Lenahan from Chagrin Falls Ohio. Towards the end of her middle school career Madelyn moved on to training with Kristen Aguirre who’s professional experience focused on training her late husband’s horses for the World Cup and Olympics for Mexico in the 1980’s. Madelyn has been blessed with many opportunities to show and earn AHSA, and WPAPHA points and awards.  After Madelyn graduated college she continued to stay in the Crawford County area of Pennsylvania and started working with Karen Thomas who was well known in the area for breaking young horses and training problem horses. She also taught Hunt Seat Equitation and jumping at Double Run Stable in Blooming Valley PA. Madelyn also began to take her Mothers path and start learning the sport of barrel racing and leased a seasoned barrel horse that help her gain knowledge and a desire to continue the event. In 2006 Madelyn purchased a small horse farm where she boarded horses and brought 2-3 in at a time to break and train.  Madelyn now brings this extensive knowledge and passion to D-n-K Horse Farms, LLC and works with the Owner Kaycee Badger to run a boarding/training facility that provides top care for our equine friends.  Madelyn works with both children and adults in Hunt Seat Equitation, Jumping, and beginning fundamentals of riding and safety.