Mechlin Farm Blog

How to Choose a Show Barn

In early-2016, I started calling around St. Louis horse facilities in search of weekend riding lessons. I had hung up my riding hat and rust breeches in the '80s and...

An Amateur Comeback Story: Meet Kristi

The Mechlin Farm barn community has something for everyone — rising stars working their way through the pony ranks,  juniors stepping up to new challenges, and amateurs juggling demands of...

Mackenzie Altheimer jumping her horse at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Success with a Smile — Meet Mechlin Rider Mackenzie

If you've been around the local or national horse show scene at all, you've heard of Mackenzie Altheimer. She's a talented junior rider who's proven herself in all three rings...

Junior rider competing on a chestnut junior hunter
From NY to STL — Meet Mechlin Rider Lindsay

Lindsay riding Dream On aka "Tigger"   One of the fabulous things about Mechlin Farm is our diverse group of riders, horses and trainers. Our barn family members come from...

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Caruso — Hunter

"King" is a 2010 bay Westphalian gelding. He's a beautiful mover and has wins at Capital Challenge including Pregreen Champion. See a video of Caruso at WEF here.

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Lala — Pony

Lala is a 2014 large pony mare. She is a beautiful mover with natural lead changes. Lala has been started over jumps and a candidate for the large green pony...

Calvin children's hunter for sale
Capitol Image — Hunter

"Calvin" is a 2004 grey Holsteiner gelding who can take a joke. He stands at 16-2 5/8 and has a big, slow stride. Calvin is an excellent overall horse for...

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Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em — Pony

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em, a 2007, 12 1/4 hand Welsh Pony, can take your rider from the short stirrups through division smalls. This pony is an excellent teacher and easy...

Tiny the pony
Northwinds Times Square — Pony

Tiny might be the perfect medium pony to introduce a rider to anything from short stirrup to regular ponies.  Easy to ride, knows his job and will save your rider...