St. Croix Training Center's goal is to provide a rewarding experience for everyone that walks into the barn. Our approach is straight forward and fosters a fun, casual environment where horses and riders at every level are comfortable while having the opportunity to meet individual goals.

 

Gail Simpson - Founder & Trainer

Gail Simpson, first and foremost, enjoys what she does. She’s trained horses pretty much her entire life. She founded St. Croix Training Center 25 years ago and has been in the same facility the entire time. That’s relatively unheard of in the horse industry. Those who know and work with Gail appreciate her no-nonsense approach to the horse business. She’s enjoyed numerous Top 10s at the National level while creating many National Champion Amateur Riders, both adult and youth competitors. She works with people to identify and then fulfill their goals with horses - whether riding well for the pure pleasure of it or aspirations of national titles. As Gail would say, “If you’re happy, I’m happy.” She’s also a Certified Arabian Horse Judge. Gail’s training focus is in hunt, western pleasure, and saddle seat.

Gail lives in Lakeland, Minnesota with husband Robb ("Big Dog") and English bull dogs, Emma and Hugo. She is the proud mother of two grown sons, Cory and Casey and mother-in-law to Lindsay (Casey’s wife) and grandson Crosby.

 

Monica Allard Mohn - Trainer

Monica is a great asset at the show level for our riders. She enjoys working with riders of any age. She's definitely comfortable on the back of a horse having competed in both high school and college rodeo. She enjoys reining, western pleasure and hunt seat having won numerous Top Tens at the State Level. She's committed to youth and has been in 4-H for more than 12 years. Monica attended University of Wisconsin, River Falls for Animal Science Equine Management.

 

 

 

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Melanie began riding at the age of five on her quarter horses. She has been training horses, teaching lessons and showing horses professionally for 25 years and is experienced in western, hunt and saddle seat riding. Melanie enjoys teaching riders of all ages and abilities.

Melanie and husband John live in Stillwater, Minnesota; have two married children and three grandchildren.

 

APR
19

04/19/14 - 04/20/14
Spring Show in Cedar Rapids, IA

MAY
2

05/02/14 - 05/04/14
Sahara Sands Spring Classic

MAY
10

05/10/14 - 05/11/14
Youth Round-Up

MAY
17

05/17/14 - 05/18/14
Northern MN Arab Show

JUN
10

06/10/14 - 06/11/14
Region 10 pre-show

JUN
11

06/11/14 - 06/15/14
Region 10 Championship Show

JUL
12

07/12/14 - 07/13/14
Great Arabian Get Together

JUL
19

07/19/14 - 07/26/14
Youth Nationals

AUG
11

08/11/14 - 08/16/14
Canadian Nationals

AUG
29

08/29/14 - 09/01/14
Iowa Gold Star Futurity

SEP
13

09/13/14 - 09/14/14
Fall Classic

SEP
25

09/25/14 - 09/28/14
Minnesota Fall Festival

OCT
17

10/17/14 - 10/25/14
US Nationals

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