Why Shop With Action Rider Tack?
Carla Winkler (Owner) - Western & Trail
"After 20 years in the corporate world, a change in scenery and priorities was just what I was looking for." This is how Carla Winkler, new owner of Action Rider Tack, responded recently when asked about making such a dramatic career change at this point in her life. "In reality, horses have been a passion of mine my entire life." When the opportunity to buy a business that caters to other equal-minded, horse crazy people like herself came up, she knew that she had to make the change. Her passion for the noble equine is no secret to those who know her best. In the past she has volunteered with an organization called Hope Equestrian; an equine based therapeutic program assisting people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities. Carla said, "These horses just have an amazing ability to reach down into a person’s soul and I believe that both riders and handlers can benefit from this gift." Carla also believes in giving back to the community and currently is a member of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse. Her work with the Posse provides the perfect opportunity to do community service while working and riding with others who share the same love for horses and riding. Carla will use her lifelong association with horses and her corporate business experience to help with selecting practical, functional, and above all - quality products for our riders and friends who shop with Action Rider Tack.
Kim White - All Around Trainer & Instructor
Kim White is an all around professional trainer and instructor. She is currently competing JZA Francine, a 7-year-old registered Paint and Pinto Breeding Stock mare (pictured above, photo credit: Carol D.). Kim has been riding all her life, and showed competitively as a Youth and Amateur on the Paint Horse circuit. She has been professionally training for the past 25 years. Kim and JZA Francine (a.k.a. Holly) will be showing in the Breeding Stock Division at the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2016. This will include classes in English, western, gaming, dressage, working hunters, trail and ranch horse, halter and driving.
Sarah Crampton - English, Jumping, Dressage & Trail
Sarah Crampton has been horse crazy since childhood. Before going to college to study marketing, she traveled to England to receive her British Horse Society Instructor’s certificate. Always needing a horsey fix, she has stayed professionally involved in the horse world either part or full time as a dressage and jumping trainer and instructor. She currently competes in dressage, and trail rides with her friends.