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Welcome to Casalae Farms!
Casalae Farms is a beautiful equestrian facility with over 40 rolling acres located only minutes from downtown Traverse City. Founded in 1987 by Jerry and Noreen Hamilton, Casalae Farms has become “home” to many. Horses of several breeds are housed here with owners of many different interests, from competitive showing to pleasure/trail riding. A family friendly environment and professional, safety-oriented instructors instill a passion for horses in riders of all ages while also teaching valuable skills on well-trained lesson horses. Casalae riders attend and show successfully at competitions that range from Open and school equestrian team shows all the way up to the regional and national levels on the Arabian circuit. All levels of riders and horses are welcome at Casalae. Feel free to call or stop in for a visit!
| THE FARM |
Jerry and Noreen Hamilton with Fauna and Roah Pharoah, the founding horses. Jerry and Noreen's love of horses was immense, the memories of good times spent with family and friends at horse shows will last a lifetime for all of us.
Karen brings a lifetime of experience to Casalae. Starting to ride at the age of seven, horses have been a part of her life since.
Her competition record of wins speaks for itself, with 25 United States and Canadian National titles in Western Pleasure, English Pleasure and Ladies Side Saddle. Karen takes great pride in all aspects of Casalae, from quality care of the horses to introducing many to horseback riding, horsemanship and showing. She has a degree in Business Marketing and has been managing Casalae
for over 25 years.
| KAREN HAMILTON-DUELL |
Casalae farms is proud to offer a new addition to the team, full time trainer and instructor Alex Peterson. A Traverse City native, Alex started her riding career right here at Casalae farms where her passion for the Arabian horse began. She then went on to the Horse Management program at Michigan State University, also representing the school on their hunt seat equestrian team.
Over the years Alex has trained under, apprenticed, and worked for some of the top trainers in the country. This has allotted her to get experience in disciplines such as hunter/jumper, western, hunt, and English pleasure at a Regional and National level. She has much experience in managing, breeding, and giving lessons as well.
We are all very excited for the 2014 show season and are happily accepting new training horses and lesson students!
| ALEX PETERSON |
Trainer Alex Peterson
80'x180' indoor arena
100'x100' and 100'x200' outdoor arenas
Heated and furnished viewing room with full kitchen
35 box stalls
4 heated tackrooms
2 wash racks with warm water and heat lamps
Individualized feeding programs
Daily turn-out for all horses
$470.00 per month board, $550.00 per month seasonal/ winter board
| OUR FACILITIES INCLUDE |
View of the Farm
Available for beginners through advanced riders. Specializing in Western Pleasure/Equitation, Hunt Seat Pleasure/Equitation, Saddle Seat Pleasure/Equitation. Private, semi-private and leadline lessons available. Please call for an appointment. $45.00 private lessons, $40.00 semi-private lessons (per person), $35.00 leadline lessons. *Special rates apply to those who board at Casalae.
| LESSON PROGRAM |
Available on a monthly and yearly basis, three months minimum please. Available on a limited number of horses, please call additional information.
| LEASING PROGRAM |
Training/ Conditioning: Available on a per time or monthly basis
Grooming, clipping and bathing
| OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE |
RB Menesson is a gray Arabian stallion, a son of G Silk Boy out of CH Essen (by Litigator). Menesson has an extensive show record including United States Top Ten Championships in Halter and Performance, he also has numerous regional wins. Menesson has everything desired in an Arabian stallion including true Arabian beauty and an outstanding quiet disposition. Please call or email us for further breeding information.
| RB MENESSON (G SILK BOY x CH ESSEN) |
Karen Duell, Manager
920 East Silver Lake Road North
Traverse City, Michigan 49685