In the many years I have known Karen Rach, I have found
her to be very knowledgeable and dependable. Karen has been very
interested in furthering her education in the equine industry
throughout the years. I would be happy to recommend her to you.
"Americas Most Trusted Horseman"
International Trainer, Clinician, Seminar Speaker, & Author
I have know Karen Rach for 14
years and have the hightest professional
admiration for her and her abilities, both as a horsewoman and
as a person. Karen typifies all that is good in the horse industry.
Her knowledge, honesty and the ability to work with others is
demonstrated daily. Karenís sense of humor is loved by her students
and all those around her.
As a Vaulting and Equitation instructor, Karen brings her
unique personality and background to her sport. Her promotion of
Vaulting, Equitation, and Drill Team has brought much interest to
those living in her area of Michigan and throughout the country. Through her organizational
skills, Karen has built a large and loyal clientele.
She has helped me on many occasions by bringing a different
viewpoint to a problem.
I can give Karen Rach my highest
recommendation in any endeavor she may attempt.
United States Dressage Federation
Region Two Junior/Young Rider Programs Coordinator
I have known Karen Rach
both professionally and personally for over 25 years. She is the
consummate instructor, encouraging, challenging, rewarding
all done in a framework of learning. She teaches riding skills as
well as sportsmanship, passing along her deep love and concern for
horses. Karen is dependable, honest, ethical and hard working,
willing to go the extra mile. I would not hesitate to hire her in any
Sandra K. Guy-Fox
USA Equestrian, A.M.H.A., A.M.H.R
I have had the pleasure of
working with Karen in horse expo's as well
as clinic situations.
She is a great communicator
with children when giving lessons or instructions whether it be
vaulting or jumping.
She has great ability to
organize all people involved in horse expo's to present an informative as well as
entertaining the audience.
Most of all she has become a
great friend !
John Lyons Certified Trainer
I've loved horses and
horseback riding from the time I was just a Child and I used to beg
my Mother to take me riding every weekend.
Over the years, I took quite a few English riding lessons and just
loved it. When I started getting older, over the big 50 mark, I found
out that I wasn't quite as brave as I was when I was younger and I
decided to stick with Western riding.
Through a good friend, Jan Nastovski, I
discovered Windmill Farms and Karen Rach.
Jan had been taking Western riding lessons there and told me what a
wonderful time she was having and how terrific her instructor, Karen
I decided to give it a try and now I'm hooked. I've never found a
better instructor in all the years I've taken lessons. Karen is a
kind, patient, wonderful person who cares about people and horses
alike. She's soft spoken and also has a wonderful sense of humor.
Karen is also a fantastic rider herself and excels at many
disciplines. Karen is a perfect instructor for children and adults
One warning, however - once you take a lesson, you'll be hooked for
Karen is a great riding
instructor. I have ridden under her instruction for 2 years
now. She never yells and always has something good to
say. She never puts you down and gives only constructive
Karen knows what she is talking about and is good at communicating it
to her students and me. She is the best riding instructor I've
Jenna (age 13)
Karen is very smart and has taught me how
to jump cross rails and verticals. She has helped me work
through various horse issues. One of the ponies I was riding had
stopping issues and she taught me how to get him to stop and not pull
through my hands. She is very patient and never yells at
me. She only wants to help me be a better rider and does it
nicely. I always look forward to my riding lessons and hope that
Karen will always teach me.
Jessica (age 11)
I like Karen because if you
do something wrong she will tell you or demonstrate the correct way
to do something without yelling or getting mad at you. She just
very calmly tells you what to do. She makes it very safe for
everyone and doesn't push anyone into something that they don't feel
comfortable with. She lets us work up to our comfort level at
our own speed. Karen taught me alot
since I've been taking lessons from her. I am learning
Dressage. I hope she never stops teaching me because she is
very nice and kind. Plus, she makes it fun for everybody!!
Krista (age 9)
Karen Rach is
an extremely knowledgeable, high motivated and very positive riding
instructor. Under Karen's instruction my three daughters have
become confident, positive young riders. Two are jumping and my
3rd is learning dressage. She takes time for each individual
and explains/demonstrates thoroughly while giving you the techniques
to develop your riding ability. I have
been riding under Karen's instruction for over a year now and I
learned walk, trot, canter, was on a drill team and am now learning
dressage moves. Karen addresses every issue
professionally and skillfully. Safety is always addressed
and practiced in every lesson.
My daughters (all 3) also
take weekly vaulting lessons from Karen. They have
performed at numerous events and spent last summer competing.
The Michigan Vaulting Team was paid several compliments from
various spectators on how well they worked as a team and how
much fun they were having together. Karen has emphasized team work, technique, and safety all while
having tons of fun.
We have experienced a lot of other instructors and Karen is by far,
hands down the BEST!
I have known Karen Rach now for about ten years. I have relied on
her expertise in the areas of riding, purchasing and training my
horses. When I have a question regarding my horses, I always
consult with Karen. I do not lightly entrust my horses and
their well being with just anyone so it is priceless to know that if
I have a horse in training, they are in not only very capable hands
with Karen but they are being well cared for. Karenís number one priority
is safety for both human and horse while using kind training methods
that produce results. Her riding lessons and training methods are
effectively communicated so that you understand what you need to do
to get the desired results. I would highly recommend Karen,
especially for those that are just beginning their riding careers
when it is so important for safety reasons to be started off right. I
continue to drive/haul the three hours it takes to get to Karen
because I trust her judgment and her professional capabilities.
I am from Mel-O-Dee vaulting
club and Karen did a clinic for us in June. My vaulters
learned a lot from Karen. They kids stayed interested and engaged in
the clinic. The vaulters skills improved
from the suggestions Karen made to them. She was encouraging and easy
to work with. I would recommend her for vaulting clinics.
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