Ken has a long and successful career in Eventing at the upper levels and showing in Dressage and Jumpers. His style is patient and positive and focuses on instilling confidence in the horse and rider. His philosophy and background is based on classical dressage and improving your horse through correct riding.
Having ridden in the NAYRC at the Intermediate ** Level for 4 years, and being on the Gold Medal Team and working with Pony Club as a Graduate A, he has an understanding of young riders trying to achieve their goals. He has competed in several American Eventing Championships and helped many students and their horses achieve success in the show ring. As a graduate of Augustana College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications, he uses his communication skills with his horsemanship knowledge and experience to teach in a precise and uplifting manner. Ken shows and trains numerous horses and specializes in young and problem horses. He teaches Beginners through Advanced Levels..
Klaus has over 40 years of experience with every phase of horsemanship. He is an expert in long-lining, ground work, natural horsemanship and good old-fashioned dressage. He has competed to 4th Level Dressage. He has served as USEA Area IV Chairman and organizer and co-organizer of Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials.
As designer and builder of the Silverwood Farm Horse Trial cross-country course, he is always involved in the sport. He also competes in Combined Driving and enjoys training horses to drive.