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Shelly Macumber


Shelly grew up riding and competing on horses and has over 30 years of experience. She competed in gymkhana events and participated in 4-H. Shelly spent 3 years as the leader of the Ellis County 4-H Horse project in which she helped 4-Hers in demonstrations, public speaking, horse judging, horse quiz bowl, hippology, and scheduled clinics.  


Shelly has always had a strong passion for animals and helping others, so she combined the two and dedicated her future to pursuing a certification as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor through PATH International. She is also pursuing certifications in Equine Rehab Therapist and Equine Sports Massage Therapy. She truly loves being in the world of horses and seeing the differences they can make in people's lives. 


Shelly provides riding instruction in western disciplines to horse lovers of all ages from beginner to advanced level and customizes her instruction to meet each rider’s goals. Both private and group lessons are available.


Lisa Kisner


Lisa Kisner has 30 years of equine experience.  Growing up in Colby she competed in Gymkhana events and performed on horse drill teams.  She won multiple rodeo pageants, which allowed her to travel with the rodeo circuit across the US and Canada.

In college, Lisa competed on the Colby Community College equestrian team in both English and Western disciplines.  From there she spent 3 months in Holland riding English and training Friesian horses.  Returning to the US, Lisa moved to Hays and began working with equine rescues.  She helped train them and find new homes. 


Now Lisa continues her love of horses by competing in barrel racing and pole bending events.  She is excited to join the Triple Eight team as one of their equine coaches. 


Jarret Riedel

Trainer/Roping Instructor

Jarret is big hearted, big spurs, sincere, and puncy.  Jarret loves his horses and roping.  And he occasionally challenges himself by getting on a bull.  He grew up with a rope in his hand and he will try and rope almost anything- including his mom.   

Jarret is a Jr. at Victoria High School where he plays football and serves as Vice President of their FFA chapter.  He is a Jr. Representative on the Kansas Western Horseman's Association Board of Directors and is a member of St. Ann's Parish in Walker.  


Doug Mermis

888 Riding Club President

Doug is a lifelong resident of Ellis County.  He grew up on a farm just outside of Hays and has been riding horses since he could walk.  He loves all kinds of activities on horseback including trail riding, gymkhana competition and mounted shooting. 


Doug has judged many horse events and has performed as the entertainment at the Ellis County Rodeo. In addition to all of Doug’s horse activities, he is the president of the Triple Eight Saddle Club.


Lexie Macumber

Lesson Assitant

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