CAYLA STONE

Head Trainer and Executive Director/Head Trainer for Wild Rose Mustang Advocacy Group Inc. 

Cayla Stone has more than twenty years of experience in the horse world and has been an equine professional for 15 years. She has extensive experience starting young horses, with a particular passion for transforming untouched, wild mustangs into reliable sport horse partners, having competed at the Extreme Mustang Makeover four times. Her own mustang, Atalanta, has successfully competed in Training Eventing, showing at the American Eventing Championships, and finishing in the top ten at Novice in 2018. She is a Co-Founder, as well as the Executive Director and Head Trainer of Wild Rose Mustang Advocacy Group Inc., a local non profit dedicated to the training and care of BLM mustangs, in order to give them the best start and find them forever homes. 
Cayla also has extensive experience working with OTTB’s and recently competed in the Retired Racehorse Project’s TB Makeover in KY. Cayla favors an approach consisting of both positive and negative reinforcement, with each horse under her care being met with a training program suited to their own unique needs at an appropriate pace. 
Cayla teaches intermediate and advanced lessons, and provides many opportunities for her students to show, from local venues to out-of-state traveling. She offers strong support both at shows and at home, and is always excited to see her students progress in the sport. 
Cayla also partners with Vicki Baker and Ashley Carr Eventing LLC, working as an Assistant Trainer in their successful program in Wellington, CO.  

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SERA MENDOZA

Assistant Trainer

Sera has been working with Cayla since 2017, and also has a passion for the mustang horse. She gentled and started her own mustang, Wanda, and has started many young horses under saddle throughout her career. She has experience in both western and english riding styles, jumping, dressage, and using positive reinforcement combined with clicker training to build trusting relationships with anxious horses. In addition to working with horses in training, Sera teaches children's, beginner, and intermediate lessons at the facility. Her patient demeanor combined with her ability to tailor lessons to an individual's pace and goals are what make her an excellent instructor, and ultimately leads her students to build a solid riding foundation.

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