STAFF

KENT “SKIP” SWALLA, Owner/Trainer/Instructor

 

Kent Swalla best known as “Skip” was born and raised in Newton, Iowa, where he started riding at a young age with his mother and knew growing up that this was what he wanted.  He and his wife Stacey reside in Columbia, Missouri where they own and operate Glendale Stables LLC. Skip is a USEF “R” judge in the Saddlebred, Saddle Seat, Roadster, Hackney and Morgan divisions, and was honored to have judged both the Saddlebred World’s Championship and Morgan World Grand National Horse Show in 2013 and the Morgan World Grand National again in 2015.

 

 

He has been a member of the USEF, UPHA, ASHA, AHHS, ARHPA and MHSA, and is currently a licensed USEF judge for the Saddlebred, Hackney, Morgan, Roadster and Equitation divisions. Skip also serves as Co-Chair of the UPHA's Equitation committee and is a board member for the American Hackney Horse Society and USEF Saddle Seat World Cup Committee.

 

Kent and his wife Stacey have been married since 1994. Stacey, a real estate agent with House of Brokers in Columbia, spends her spare time showing her Hackney ponies and Saddlebreds under the direction of Glendale Stables LLC.

KENT “SKIP” SWALLA, Owner/Trainer/Instructor

 

Kent Swalla best known as “Skip” was born and raised in Newton, Iowa, where he started riding at a young age with his mother and knew growing up that this was what he wanted.  He and his wife Stacey reside in Columbia, Missouri where they own and operate Glendale Stables LLC. Skip is a USEF “R” judge in the Saddlebred, Saddle Seat, Roadster, Hackney and Morgan divisions, and was honored to have judged both the Saddlebred World’s Championship and Morgan World Grand National Horse Show in 2013 and the Morgan World Grand National again in 2015.

 

 

Skip is an extremely active member of both the Saddlebred & Hackney communities serving as a board member of the UPHA Equitation Committee, the USEF World Cup Committee, and the American Hackney Horse Society. Skip is also a member of the UPHA, ASHA, USEF, AHHS, AMHA, ARHPA and the MHSA. In past years, he has been named the UPHA Equitation Instructor of the Year, the UPHA Chapter 5 Horseman of the Year, and the MHSA Trainer of the Year. Skip has always been there to lend a helping hand; in 2010 he stepped in to coach the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Five-Gaited team with Barbe Smith and then traveled to South Africa in 2013 to support the USEF World Cup teams to their Gold Medal victories. He is honored to be one of the 2016 World Cup Coaches traveling again to South Africa.

 

Skip has an amazing passion for, and dedication to, our sport. Whether you’re showing performance or Equitation, he will instill the foundation to be your best. He has worked with such World’s and National Champion Equitation riders as: Andrew Garrison, Valerie Wallberg, Carly Dryden, Lauren Woodruff, Sarah Hinds, Kailin Beachle, Brooke Boyer and Gabriella Snyder, and such horses as WC Callaway’s Born to Win, RWC Macy Gray, WGC Our Charming Lady, WC Devote, WC Sterling Price, RWC Romeo’s Night Out, WC ARC’s I Can Teach You To Tango, and such ponies as WC Free Willy, WC Alton Belle, WC Extremely Invincible, RWC Rolls Royce, RWC Follow Suit, WC Heartland Little Gem, WC Regal’s Auctioneer LF, WC Heartland Curtain Call, WC Crystal Creek’s Foxnomenal, WC Perfect Offering, and CH Hawkeye’s Seven Eleven, to name a few.

KENT “SKIP” SWALLA, Owner/Trainer/Instructor

Kent Swalla, best known as “Skip” was born and raised in Newton, Iowa, where he started riding at a young age with his mother and knew growing up that this was what he wanted. He and his wife Stacey reside in Columbia, Missouri where they own and operate Glendale Stables LLC. Skip is a USEF “R” judge in the Saddlebred, Saddle Seat, Roadster, Hackney and Morgan divisions, and was honored to have judged both the Saddlebred World’s Championship and Morgan World Grand National Horse Show in 2013 and the Morgan World Grand National again in 2015.

 

 

He has been a member of the USEF, UPHA, ASHA, AHHS, ARHPA and MHSA, and is currently a licensed USEF judge for the Saddlebred, Hackney, Morgan, Roadster and Equitation divisions. Skip also serves as Co-Chair of the UPHA's Equitation committee and is a board member for the American Hackney Horse Society and USEF Saddle Seat World Cup Committee.

 

 

Kent and his wife Stacey have been married since 1994. Stacey, a real estate agent with House of Brokers in Columbia, spends her spare time showing her Hackney ponies and Saddlebreds under the direction of Glendale Stables LLC.

 

Faye Wuesthofen,Assistant Trainer/Instructor

 

Glendale Stables is pleased to announce the addition of Faye Wuesthofen to our team as the new assistant trainer and head riding instructor for our growing lesson program.

 

Faye Wuesthofen grew up in Wisconsin where her passion for horses started at an early age. She began riding at LaFleur Stables at the age of 4 and by age 8, Faye was competing on the Midwest show circuit. Growing up, she spent every minute she could helping at the stable and teaching lessons.

 

Faye’s entire family was very involved with horses, allowing her the opportunity to train under some of the top trainers and instructors in the industry. She showed under the direction of Tom Bombolis at her family’s farm, Glenmore Stables, and also under the DeLovely Farm banner. She had many successes during her juvenile career in both performance and Equitation. Faye has won five World’s Champion titles and 3 Reserve World’s Champion titles spanning the divisions of Show Pleasure, Three-Gaited, Five-Gaited, and Equitation.

 

The highlight of Faye’s career came when she unanimously won the Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown in 2009. Shortly after, she moved to California and pursued a degree in interior design. Although she loved design, Faye’s passion for horses persisted and she returned to the Midwest to professionally train horses and instruct riders. In late 2015, Faye came to Glendale Stables as the new assistant trainer and instructor, where she excels in teaching children as well as adults.

573-814-1152 barn

314-565-5582 cell

kentswalla@glendalestables.com

4550 N. Glendale Dr. 

Columbia, MO 65202

www.glendalestables.com

4550 N. Glendale Dr. • Columbia, MO 65202

www.glendalestables.com

Glendale Stables

Columbia, MO