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~ Now Booking for 2016 ~
We expect a full show season so dates may be limited.

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 Clinics, Events, Bookings

200X100 Continuous Fenced Arena ~ 50 Ft Sand Round Pen
Clinton Anderson Obstacle Course
Jump Course, Dressage Arena, Driving and Obstacle Driving

I will work with you to develop the program you need to fit the goals that you desire. Everything I do is with energy and positive attitude.

1)         Lessons:  I offer group or private lessons to students in  western and English  styles of riding. An added touch for that person who wants that  extra encouragement and helping hand.   Lessons offered in Showmanship, English, Western, and Driving as well as horse care and management. Students are successful and winning in competition. Private or Group Instruction ~ Programs to fit your goals ~ Beginning to Advanced Riders/ Drivers~ American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA) Certified: Level II Western, Level II Reining, Level I Driving and Level I Hunt Seat~

2)         Clinics: Clinics are available to fit your needs as a group or 4-H Club. I will cover areas you desire and topics to fit your needs- Nutrition, Horse Behavior, First Aid, Training/ Natural Horsemanship, Driving, Showing, and more. Each person gets  equal attention and help with enthusiasm and a smile. Private or Group Instruction ~ Programs to fit your goals ~ Beginning to Advanced Riders/ Drivers~ ARIA Certified: Level II Western, Level II Reining, Level I Driving and Level I Hunt Seat~

3)        Judging: I pride myself on a judging style that is honest and fair matching with the industry standards. I keep the show moving yet maintain an open and  relaxed atmosphere.  I am available for open/ schooling shows and judging contests.

4)     Wagon Rides and Services: We offer wagons rides and services for your wedding, family get-together, funeral, or business parties. You may choose from draft  teams and single horses  to pull maintained vehicles of a time gone by. We decorate to meet your needs. Service with a smile and beauty. We have contracted with Silvernail/ Shila Funeral Homes for all their horse drawn needs.

5)     Equine Publications and Design:  Let us design and print your flyers, pamphlets, business car ds and information. Check with us for quotes for web design and maintenance. All work printed on top of the line equipment and paper. Proofs are sent before printing begins. We are also able to put together DVD video to promote your sale horse or Stallion.

 6)     Equine Boarding and Care:  Let us take care of your equine friend. We offer  64X 16 foot continuous fenced runs with 8 X 16 Foot loafing sheds attached as well as 12X12 Box Stalls. Board packages are designed to fit your needs. Lesson packages and options available.  ~ No Openings for full time board October 2015~ 

NEW FOR 2016~ Overnight Horse Motel Accommodations. Contact us for your next stay! Stalls, Runs and Turnout options!
Trailer hookup for Electrical only.

7)      Breeding Management: We are proud to offer services in shipped cooled semen and on farm AI. We became certified through Colorado State University in January 2009. Click on the link below to look at our facilities and what we have to offer.

8)       Equine Assisted Therapy: We are proud to offer services in Equine Assisted Therapy. We work as the Equine Professional while using the EAGALA Model of equine assisted therapy. In this model the team consists of the Equine Professional, the Mental Health Professional and a group of qualified horses. Currently we contract our services with mental health providers. This is a great way to learn about yourself through the use of horses as mirrors. Truly an experience all should see to believe. This practice can be used in Addictions Counseling, Team Building and Leadership as well as Family Counseling to Marriage Counseling. A use of horses as a powerful learning tool.

8) New Winter 2016 Online Courses: Our newest educational opportunity is online courses and workshops in equine and agriculture sciences. Learn college level material from your home through our online platforms. Affordable education for the lifelong learner in all of us. All courses are available to home school and youth programs. Unlike other online programs we have recorded lecture as well as handouts that can be downloaded and printed out. Course offerings will be listed on Schedulicity as they are available.



 ARIA Certified Instructor , EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist
CSU Breeding  Management Certified

Leanne Hoagland ~ Instructor Bio Below

Home Phone: 406-687-3004

Instructor Bio from 2015 Big Wyoming Horse Expo

Click below for a copy of the Montana Statute  on Equine Liability:

Montana Equine Activities Law


For More Information on the ARIA Certification:


For More Information on the EAGALA Certification & Equine Assisted Therapy:


Big Sky Shires & Equine Services
Brett, Leanne & Connley Hoagland
PO Box 95
285 Hwy. 200 South
Glendive, Montana 59330

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