Mindy has over 25 years of experience riding and competing in multiple disciplines. She began competing in Utah at a very early age in hunters and jumpers. She moved into eventing at the age of 12, starting and training her own horse to Intermediate level and competing as an Area Young Rider. In 1995 she moved to England to become an assistant to Sandy Pfleuger, Olympian and 2x WEG Dressage and Event rider. From there she moved to Germany to train with the great Georg Theodorescu, internationally renowned dressage rider and trainer, at the prestigious Gestut Lindenhof stables. After a year with the Theodorescu family gaining invaluable training in dressage and jumping, as well as the development of young sport horses, Mindy returned to the US. Back home in California, she rode and trained with Heather Bender in Los Angeles where she competed successfully in the Young Riders program winning numerous CDS and USDF National awards. During this time she also rode and showed hunter and jumpers for Summerland Farms in Newhall, CA. Mindy has had wonderful opportunities to ride with and learn from some the top names in the Equestrian world including Hilda Geurney, David O’Conner, Hap Hansen, Blyth Tait, Betsy Steiner, and Capt. Mark Phillips. Mindy holds a BS degree in Nursing from Westminster College.
Sam is an Idaho native, born and raised in Idaho Falls. She began riding at the age of 6 and has been riding with local trainers and clinicians for over 14 years. She has been riding with Clockwork Farms since 2012 developing the fundamentals of riding and teaching and learning to start and work with young horses. As a working student at CWF, Sam was able to hone her riding and training skills while learning valuable lessons on attentive horse care and building young riders into confident successful equestrians. As Assistant Trainer at Clockwork Farms Sam is in charge of starting and developing young riders and continues to draw on her enthusiasm and love of learning to teach her students. Her lessons are structured around a positive, interactive, and comprehensive learning environment where students can have fun while learning horsemanship and valuable life skills they can carry with them for a lifetime. Sam is a student at ISU pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy.