Jared specializes in starting and foundational work for horses of all breeds and disciplines, sells quality horses, and is a clinician and coach of horsemanship and mounted shooting. Cara specializes in coaching, lessons, and clinics for mounted shooting and horsemanship.
MISSION & HISTORY.
Jared and Cara Penley operate Penley Horsemanship, a 37-stall training facility in Salem, Ohio. The pair specializes in performance horse training for the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Jared specializes in starting and foundational work for horses of all breeds and disciplines, sells quality horses, and is a clinician and coach of horsemanship and mounted shooting. Cara specializes in coaching, lessons, and clinics for mounted shooting and horsemanship.
Jared and Cara are the only trainers in the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting, both competing at the highest level of Open Level 6 shooters. The team has accrued many titles across the country, including Jared's top 3 finish at the 2021 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association National Championships, Men's Reserve finish at the 2021 Appalachian Championships, and Cara's ranking in the top 10 world standings for ladies overall points in 2021. Additionally, both Cara and Jared serve on the board of the CMSA Futurity, Derby, and Stallion Incentive Program.
We pride ourselves in training and sales of well-rounded horses with strong foundational work to excel beyond their time with us. Our program also emphasizes riders learning good horsemanship techniques to communicate with their horse effectively. You need both components to create a successful partnership. We gravitated towards the sport of cowboy-mounted shooting as it is a speed event requiring well-trained performance horses and a knowledgeable rider to excel.
We have a passion for training young horses. We feel very strongly that the future of the sport is in the CMSA Futurity and Stallion Incentive Program. The event is for four-year-old horses in their first year of competition. Our sale program provides safe horses on the trail, good versatility, and proficient cattle work. Horses stay in our program for 6-9 months, with many staying with us for 1-2 years.
We are a Christian-based business that strives to give riders the confidence they need to achieve their goals. Those goals can include strengthening their horsemanship skills, mental strategy, or just having an opportunity to have fun with their horse. In addition, we want to create a welcoming atmosphere at our facility and at competitions that encourage learning and growth.
We want to thank all of our sponsors and official partners sincerely. Their generosity allows us to train using the best equipment and with the top professionals; that way, we can focus our efforts on improving our performance. Please take a moment to learn about my valued sponsors below.