920 N East Silver Lake Rd. Traverse City, MI 49685


Karen Hamilton-Duell

Manager | Owner

Karen brings a lifetime of experience to Casalae. Starting to ride at the age of seven, horses have been a part of her life ever 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 the quality care of the horses and facility to helping introduce many to the world of horses! She has a degree in Business Marketing and has been managing Casalae since 1987.

"Casalae was a wonderful place to be involved in growing up. The engagement there not only taught me how to ride, it taught me responsibility, teamwork, and leadership."

Meghan Frederickboarding & lessons

"Probably the nicest place to board your horse! Great people to work with."

Susanne Christensenboarder

“Being here again brings back all the amazing memories from when I had my first riding lesson at Casalae! Every time I am at the barn I am greeted with happy smiles!! I truly have the best time when I'm there! Couldn't be happier!! The Duell's make you feel like family ”

Jennifer MarshMother of Student