emily and kay


Meadowlark is currently home to two quality riding lesson programs, Kay Schlemmer's JKS Equine and Emily Jenkins' The Mindful Rider.

Friends since childhood, Kay and Emily have owned and run Meadowlark Equine LLC together since 2014. Prior to starting the boarding business, however, each had taught riding lessons for many years. Their lesson programs are run separately, but they often collaborate to improve educational experiences for their students. Each trainer has their own personally owned string of well-trained school horses.

For more information on individual programs, school horses, pricing, and scheduling, please contact Kay or Emily directly (or visit their websites) for information on their individual programs.


Kay Schlemmer, of JKS Equine, teaches horseback riding lessons to all ages and skill levels. She specializes in dressage-based english lessons, but also teaches horsemanship, jumping, and trail riding. Her lessons are designed to teach confidence, balance, and partnership to both children and adults. 

Kay strives to give students a well rounded horseback education that involves learning both on and off the horse. Students will learn to brush, tack and handle their mount and will have the opportunity to learn horse medical triage, longeing, natural horsemanship, and other horse maintenance that is often not covered in tradition lessons. Kay believes that all forms of horseback riding are based on a solid foundation of time honored techniques and a passion for horses.


Emily Jenkins, of The Mindful Rider, has been training and teaching for over 15 years. Her background and passion is French classical dressage. Emily's primary focus in lessons is the biomechanics of horse and rider, and she works carefully with students to find and correct areas of tension and resistence in their relationship with their horses, whether physical, mental or emotional. She believes that riders should strive to find harmony in their riding, and in every interaction with the horse.

Her program is all inclusive, and students learn to care for their mounts as if they were their own. Students interested in learning to train horses can specifically request lessons that encompass equine psychology and ground/saddle work with green horses.

Lessons with Emily are available on her privately owned lesson horses or your own, and in either case she encourages her students to seek a deeper trust-based connection with their horses. For more information on Emily's teaching/training philosophies, please visit her website at:


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