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“Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be.”

-Karen Raven

Nell Tekampe has trained, shown, and coached over 75 world, reserve world, congress, and national APHA, PtHA, NSBA, and WDAA champions. Nell Tekampe Performance Horses focuses primarily on training and showing all around events and pleasure horses on a regional and national level. Nell coaches a team of youth and amateur riders many of which she has trained both horse and rider from the ground up.

From lunge line to western riding and just about every event in between, Nell and her clients have shined in the winner’s circle at many of the biggest events in the country year after year. Combining solid training, quality coaching and instruction, and a positive, low drama, team atmosphere where everyone rides and shows in harmony are key factors in the success of this program.

Our Philosophy is simple: put the horses best interest first. Genuinely care about the both physical and mental longevity of the animal. Focus on the horse and rider performing and learning as a team while building confidence, sportsmanship, and skill.  The result: a winning ride and even more important….a winning attitude.

“Success is a journey, NOT a destination.”

Nell resides in Richmond, Illinois and trains out of the beautiful Woodstock Ranch facility in Woodstock, Illinois.