Bill has spent his career training and showing hunters and jumpers.
Bill started out competing and training in Eventing and Dressage under Max von Bluecher (owner of Fortuna Farm). In 1971, Bill went on to start his own farm, Lothlorien, in Maple Lake. It was at Lothlorian that Bill apprenticed under Mykola Pawlenko and Marianne Ludwig. While under Pawlenko's tutelage Bill competed at his first Jumper show, showing in the Grand Prix. It was at that show that the Olympic selection committee chose Bill to train with the U.S. Olympic team under Bertalan de Nemethy. Bill has also had the opportunity to ride and train in Europe. Bill has a keen eye for selecting young horses. Over the years, he has bred and raised many successful top level hunters and jumpers. Bill has developed a system for training that is unparalleled. Many of his students have gone on to become top level riders. If you are serious about your training, Bill's program can take you where you want to go.
Stacy was introduced to horses by her Aunt Randy when she was 3 years old and has been passionately hooked ever since!
Between raising a family and working as an EMT, firefighter and a nurse, she always found time to ride.
Stacy started Burns Lake Stables where she taught lessons, trained and rehabilitated horses and competed in Eventing (dressage, cross country and show jumping). During that time Stacy trained with several top level riders including Olympic rider Becky Holder-Douglas. Stacy and Bill joined forces and have been working side by side ever since. Stacy shows both hunters and Jumpers at all the major shows. Stacy's passion is starting young horses and teaching horsemanship to riders of all levels. Stacy believes that consistency and relaxation are paramount to the learning and training process.