Our Staff

Meet the people who make Heavenly Horses a wonderful place to ride!

Karen Sander - Barn Manager

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Karen Sander is the Barn Manager for Heavenly Horses and takes a holistic approach to the health of the horses including using essential oils and chiropractic care. Karen has been riding for 24 years, and has experience showing and teaching a variety of disciplines from Hunter Jumper and eventing to cattle work and drill team.  She has spent the last 15 years teaching, training, and caring for horses and her students and horses have done well at local shows as well as championships. Karen is also active in the horse community as a carded open horse show judge and as a volunteer with the Mounted Rangers and with local 4-H.


 My name is Aerin, I am 21 years old, and I’ve been working at Heavenly Horses since December 2016. I have a cat named Simba and a pit-mix named Scout. I don’t have a favorite horse but I have very soft spots for Armani and Ben. I also volunteered at HH my freshman and sophomore year of high school. I graduated from Richmond-Burton High School then completed a year studying biology at NIU and 1.5 years at vet tech school in Rockford. I’ve also been working for Regal Cinemas for five years and currently work at the Lincolnshire IMAX theater. My dream is to move to Colorado and foster sick animals. Don’t be afraid to stop by HH and say hi!

My name is Aerin, I am 21 years old, and I’ve been working at Heavenly Horses since December 2016. I have a cat named Simba and a pit-mix named Scout. I don’t have a favorite horse but I have very soft spots for Armani and Ben. I also volunteered at HH my freshman and sophomore year of high school. I graduated from Richmond-Burton High School then completed a year studying biology at NIU and 1.5 years at vet tech school in Rockford. I’ve also been working for Regal Cinemas for five years and currently work at the Lincolnshire IMAX theater. My dream is to move to Colorado and foster sick animals. Don’t be afraid to stop by HH and say hi!

    Hi everyone! My name is Olivia and I have been riding at Heavenly horses for about 6 years. My favorite horse is Chesney and I also have a lot of love for Armani. I currently do jumping and love to compete in shows. My passions are to work with kids and animals and Heavenly Horses has allowed me to pursue both.

 

Hi everyone! My name is Olivia and I have been riding at Heavenly horses for about 6 years. My favorite horse is Chesney and I also have a lot of love for Armani. I currently do jumping and love to compete in shows. My passions are to work with kids and animals and Heavenly Horses has allowed me to pursue both.

 Hi my name is Aidan. I am 10 years old and I have been riding at Heavenly Horses since January, 2015. My favorite horse is Reignczeck. At the barn I fill each horse’s stall with shavings so they are comfortable when they are in their stalls. It is a lot of fun and I love hanging out with my friends. I ride English and I love to jump, although I love Western speed every so often. My lessons are so much fun! Heavenly Horses is the best place to be!

Hi my name is Aidan. I am 10 years old and I have been riding at Heavenly Horses since January, 2015. My favorite horse is Reignczeck. At the barn I fill each horse’s stall with shavings so they are comfortable when they are in their stalls. It is a lot of fun and I love hanging out with my friends. I ride English and I love to jump, although I love Western speed every so often. My lessons are so much fun! Heavenly Horses is the best place to be!

 My name is Liz, I am 17 years old and  I have been riding with Heavenly Horses for 4 years. My favorite horses are Leo and Daisy, and I have alot of love for Flicka. I love speed and jumping. I also love assisting the kids in their horsemanship and watching them build bonds with the horses.

My name is Liz, I am 17 years old and  I have been riding with Heavenly Horses for 4 years. My favorite horses are Leo and Daisy, and I have alot of love for Flicka. I love speed and jumping. I also love assisting the kids in their horsemanship and watching them build bonds with the horses.

 Hi, I am Reyna, I'm 14 years old and I've been riding for 3 years. My favorite horses are Cherokee and Freckles. Heavenly Horses is such a good place to ride and make friends.

Hi, I am Reyna, I'm 14 years old and I've been riding for 3 years. My favorite horses are Cherokee and Freckles. Heavenly Horses is such a good place to ride and make friends.

 My name is Ty, I have been riding with Mrs C for a year. My favorite horses are Leo, Vinnie, Ben, and Stetson. I ride western and my favorite thing is working in the shavings trailer. Heavenly Horses is a great place to learn the values of hard work and good horsemanship.

My name is Ty, I have been riding with Mrs C for a year. My favorite horses are Leo, Vinnie, Ben, and Stetson. I ride western and my favorite thing is working in the shavings trailer. Heavenly Horses is a great place to learn the values of hard work and good horsemanship.


Our Volunteers

We're thankful for our volunteers who do so much for our barn and horses!

 Hi my name is Callie Lawrence and I’m thirteen years old. I’ve been riding at Heavenly Horses for six years and I absolutely love it! Riding is my greatest passion. I also volunteer at the barn with scouts, camps and lessons. My favorite horse at the barn is Shilo. Her and I have been best friends for five years and we have thousands of memories. Armani is my other best friend, and is the sweetest and most loveable horse you’ll meet.  I am really proud that I worked hard on training him how to jump. I’ve made tons I friends here at Heavenly Horses, and so many memories, more than I could ever imagine!

Hi my name is Callie Lawrence and I’m thirteen years old. I’ve been riding at Heavenly Horses for six years and I absolutely love it! Riding is my greatest passion. I also volunteer at the barn with scouts, camps and lessons. My favorite horse at the barn is Shilo. Her and I have been best friends for five years and we have thousands of memories. Armani is my other best friend, and is the sweetest and most loveable horse you’ll meet.  I am really proud that I worked hard on training him how to jump. I’ve made tons I friends here at Heavenly Horses, and so many memories, more than I could ever imagine!

  More Volunteer Information Coming Soon!

More Volunteer Information Coming Soon!