Training and Lessons

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Featured Trainers

A Rising Star Equestrian Center has the privilege of being associated with some of the best rider and horse trainers in the state of Colorado!   Looking to learn how to ride or considering becoming a horse owner?  You have found the right spot!

Hour and half-hour lessons are available for all ages - starting from lead-line lessons for young horse-lovers (or soon to be), to show preparation for more advanced riders.   See trainer details listed below for specific riding types and styles.

Disclaimer:  Please contact the trainers below for pricing, services, and to learn more about them, get references, and any other information you may need.  

Shenia Beyer 

A Rising Star Equestrian Center


Phone: (720) 470-9654

Shenia is the main trainer and lesson instructor here at A Rising Star as well as the barn manager. With a life long commitment to the horse industry and her last two years of education through the Equine Science program at William Woods University, Shenia is fully prepared to guide all students. With her dedication to reviving the American Saddlebred industry in Colorado as well as training any horse and rider to the best of their abilities, Shenia has all the tools needed to help all levels of equine enthusiasts. With her proficiency in saddleseat, huntseat, and western, she can help any rider and horse combo achieve their goals. She has started with children as young as 5 years old and has continued them into top ribbons in the show ring. Shenia has had the privilege of working with many different trainers over the years helping to increase her knowledge of many different breeds of horses and disciplines of riding. Call or email Shenia today to set up your first lesson.


Leslie grew up in Colorado showing horses and has taught over 15 years.  She loves to teach and share her knowledge with children and adults alike. Her program teaches everything from haltering, leading, grooming, tacking, riding to basic horse care.  Teaching is offered year around using both indoor and outdoor arenas.  A show program is offered where the students are able to show the lesson horses when they reach and are prepared for that level of horsemanship. She loves her horses and it reflects in her teaching.  Their well-being is always a priority and she goes the extra mile to teach students how to care for them and share in her passion.

In business for over 30 years, under Kathleen McPhaul's management, McPhaul Performance Horses focuses on training and marketing ranch horse versatility horses and reined cow horses as well as coaching youth and amateur competitors in those respective disciplines.

Kathleen accepts a limited number of outside horses for training and has availability by appointment to coach serious students. Kathleen is also available to help individuals locate and acquire a mount that really fits a person's goals and desires.

Tennie Bell

Phoenix Equine Training LLC  


Tennie is all about sharing the love of equine. She especially enjoys the excitement of the first time ride. She loves teaching her students how to understand their horses and how to communicate with their horse effectively and safely. Tennie has been teaching riding lessons for 20+ years. A certified riding instructor and lifetime member of CHA, Tennie teaches from the ground up. Instruction includes but is not limited to: haltering, leading, grooming, tacking up and mounted exercises (walk, trot canter, etc). Instruction is offered year round in an indoor and outdoor arena. 

Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez

Debbie Riehl Rodriguez