Pegasus Riding School is in a unique position to offer itself as a facility for an Equine Career Training Program. Our mission is to provide the highest level of education to our students and the highest standard of care and handling for our equine partners. Combining top quality instruction, training and a positive learning environment, we offer an unparalleled experience in horsemastership.
Students will thrive under the tutelage of our three highly qualified instructors, Anne McKay, Suzanne Wepplo, and Alex McKay.
Anne McKay, USDF gold medalist, has trained multiple Grand Prix dressage horses. Her proven skills in combined training and dressage have allowed many riders to excel to the upper levels of performance. She believes the highest standards of equine care are necessary to produce championships year after year. Anne McKay has owned and managed three Equestrian Centers since 1978. Aux Chevaux Equestrian Center in Forest Lake, Minnesota, where many national champions were bred, raised, and trained, operated from 1978 to 2002. Anne was one of the top 15 dressage breeders in the US during that time. From 2002 to 2006, Anne owned and operated a 20-stall farm in West Palm Beach, Florida where she specialized in importing and selling trained horses. Moving back to Minnesota in 2008, Anne opened Pegasus Riding School. Eight years later it boasts a school of 15 lesson horses and 20 client horses that show in the hunter/jumper and dressage divisions. She has had 38 years of experience managing every aspect of horse care and farm maintenance.
Suzanne Wepplo, successful FEI trainer and competitor, is a USDF silver and bronze medalist. She has studied with world-renowned trainers on the east and west coasts, and in Florida. Spending her youth at Aux Chevaux Equestrian, she learned all aspects of horse care, including foaling and breeding. She went on to become Anne's main assistant. After obtaining her teaching degree at Hamline University, she assisted several top Olympic trainers across the US, as well as flying horses to Europe for major international competitions as a top show groom. In Europe she was the main assistant to one of our top Olympic riders. Being experienced with horses and people of all levels and ages, she offers a focused, passionate, and caring approach to teaching.
Alex McKay has a lifetime of experience riding and training in both dressage and jumping disciplines. Traveling across the country, she spent 4 years apprenticing with top hunter/jumper trainers as the head groom and assistant to the trainer. She routinely breaks and trains young horses for the racetrack. She also prepares young horses for a hunter/jumper or dressage career. Growing up on a horse farm, Alex has in-depth knowledge about every aspect of running an equestrian center. She is an artist at clipping horses and has a special knack for getting them to submit to clipping. She is a master at arena and footing maintenance as well as jump course setting. She has a passion for top notch turn out for both the horses and the stable at competitions.