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Susie Ouderkirk

Susie opened Red Sky Farm Hunter/Jumpers in Las Cruces in 1986 and has offered high quality lessons, training and boarding/horse care in the same location on Las Cruces's pretty East Mesa, off Highway 70. She was trained by master instructor Peggy Lenz and has had lessons, schooling and clinics with dozens of trainers and instructors, including Bernie Traurig, Holly Hugo-Vidal, Caroline Invicta Stevenson, and Frank Madden among others.


Lauren Meske

Lauren is a fun, energetic and patient teacher who brings more than just hunt seat experience to Red Sky Farm. She's mellow and has a lot of information about everything horse!

Our Lesson Horses

Tucker is a vintage Warmblood/TB cross gelding who has done it all! He was a successful 3'6 equitation horse with many ribbons and championships. He now lives a slower-paced life teaching walk/trot/canter and jumping lessons. He is a stately gentleman with lead changes "like butter" who can teach a beginner his or her first trot steps, or can jump courses with tight turns and tricky distances for the more advanced riders.


Pippin is a quirky, funny TB gelding who paid his dues on the race track before coming to Red Sky Farm. He is owned by Lanie Whelpley, who graciously allows us to use him for lessons. He is very, very safe for small, young or beginner riders and will trot quietly around the ring for hours or trot through a gymnastic and a cross rail smoothly and softly. He can also pack a rider around at 2'3 with lead changes, or move it up a notch and do some jumper turns at 3'.


Dunkirk (Dunkin) is a delightful Appaloosa gelding who stands 14.3 1/2 hh. He is kind and very safe, and especially loves children. He gives all riders a sense of peace and safety and is developing a sweet and curious personality.


Juniper is a "vintage model Thoroughbred mare who can do anything! She's best for our advanced riders and still jumps around at 3' with flying changes.

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