The Right Stuff


We at Callegari believe that we give access to an excellent team of Equine Professionals with a vast amount of accumulated
knowledge, and great accreditations. We do not let kids teach kids at our facility or folks who are mere beginners themselves.
Anyone can go and get a "quicky certification" but that is not enough for us.
We prefer "accomplishments".

  1. Our training philosophy:  Provide an environment for many different types of Equestrian sports.
  2. We encourage people to increase their breadth, and scope, of equine knowledge, so that they become better
    horseman, and their mounts better horses! If all you ever do is one thing, one way, with one trainer, you may
    never experience all the Equine world has to offer! And there is so much to learn!!!!
  3. Don't assume! - In the past, we have stepped out of our comfort zone and into different areas of riding. By keeping
    an open mind we have learned many styles embrace principles that we find so important. Continuous learning.
  4. Our lesson philosophy:  Provide access to well rounded trainers that have a good breadth of knowledge.
    You will find a trainer that you like and respect. And you will be able to learn so much more.  
  5. DONT BE HELD HOSTAGE AT YOUR Favorite Facility! You are not STUCK with the same trainer. By having access to
    more than 1 trainer at a barn, it not only means that there is a lot to learn, but it means that you are in control. You have
    the right to learn many different approaches. So try various trainers. Try different skills sets. And don't feel like you
    need to leave our Club!


  1. Most Trainers use a centered riding methodology approach. Basic buildings blocks. Which emphasize good techniques
    which can be applied across the board no matter which discipline you want to go into.
  2. There are first time riders that are in their 70s all the way down to a 3yr old! So do not be shy to "Join the Club"!
  3. You will find very advanced to beginner, and even what we call "hug and grooms" for little munchkins.
  4. You will need to wear comfortable stretchy pants.
  5. A pair of heeled shoes or boots with closed toes. The heel helps keep the riders foot in the stirrup.
  6. Helmets are provided or you can bring one of your own.
  7. Tack is provided and horses unless you have your own. Yes we allow haul - ins.
  8. Most Trainers prefer that you book a series of 4-5 lessons with your check. This holds the time spot for the trainer, your
    horse and tack.
  9. Prime time spots are hard to get. So book early and don't miss your lessons.


  1. Call us!
  2. After hearing a good background from yourself we will match you up with an initial Trainer.
  3. There are different trainers that teach on different days. This is because access to the best means sharing trainers with
    other top notch Barns.
  4. So if you don't click, or feel that you need a different skill set, just let us know! You have choices!


The Callegari Program has about 10 Independent and Parttime Trainers. They are extremely well versed and have
great accomplishments. We think they help make a great Callegari team! If showing is what you desire - they can take you to
the Top! Or they can help you to enjoy yourself and progress on an individual level. Some are more than happy to help
problem shoot your horse or teach you out in the field.    

We also have a set of Coaches that substitute or teach
Hug and Groom Sessions. Take it from experience many times
professional trainers do not do well with small kiddos. Why? Because a serious strenuous trainer can ruin your passion! Check
our Coaches and you will see why. And even still, some trainers do not want to teach young children.

We do not let anyone else train at our facility! For any trainer to do so is illegal and solicitation. You will not be bothered in our
barn!  If there is an outside trainer you like, please let us know, and we will make it happen.

Hannahlara Langston

We have seen Hana riding way back when Callegari first started showing on the circuit. Her
background is such that she has rode under Connie Presnell's direction for years. Now
she rides Connie's clients' horses because Connie can no longer ride herself. Do not let
Hana's baby girl looks fool you! This married lady is older than she looks and can handle
some big power house style horses!!

Hana rides English Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Saddle Seat, Park, Hunter Pleasure
and Western Pleasure. She may also have a few other tricks up her sleeve!

She trains horses and gives lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays out at the Club. She
gives beginner to advanced and has adult and youngster riders. She has some women
whose "sole goal" for riding was to be able to ride in the famous Salt Grass Trail ride held
once a year.  She helped these folks achieve their goals - Learn how to relax. And learn
how to make their mounts relax. They were very pleased.

Some of the Callegari Riding Club members
were excited to watch Hana take the Championship
in Country English Pleasure on March 12th 2008
at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
But we have seen her win many times!


Karen McGowin is a lady whom we met last year when we needed to aquire a judge for our Fall Horse Show 2009.
She was referred by some good riders as a trainer who may be able to judge for us. After inquiring I found that her
background is extensive and so she fit right in. Anyone who has to judge one of our crazy Horse Shows needs to
be diverse. Just like Club Callegari! They also need to have a fun spirit and enjoy the entire horse kingdom. After
working with Karen the day of the Big Show we found that she would make a great fit at Callegari as a Trainer.

We had received numerous inquiries from our Boarders to have a high level Callegari Dressage resource available
at the Club. And we were pretty sure we had found the match.

Karen started riding at age 6 in the western disciplines up in Canada. Later she became involved in the English
disciplines with the famous Spruce Meadows Jumpers. But Karen's main passion is Dressage. She has been
involved in Dressage since 1987 when she purchased her first 2 Trakehners. She was extremely fortunate to
study under some of the great instructors, such as Stephen Peters, Betsy Steiner, and Jane Savoy, and display
her skills on Grand Prix level horses. She has trained and ridden numerous mounts to many Championships.

She likes to focus on training in the core fundamentals, which are needed to build upon, and create the skills to
excel at the higher level events. Let her school you to the higher level maneuvers. Karen currently trains at Grand
Oaks and will also be instructing for our Club!

1. heeled boots
2. comfortable pants
3. helmet not
necessary as we
have. or you can bring
4. signed release of
Adults and
Children enjoy
horses at the Club!
Barn Manager:
Earlene Lorts
Off: (281) 304-7332