WE are located at Tolland Falls in Sedalia, CO.
The barn has many different boarding options, a heated barn, indoor arena, outdoor arena, many trails, cross country jumps, and huge turnouts!
Our goal is to teach children and adults to become caring and passionate individuals though a connection with horses. We aim to provide a comfortable and relaxed environment where students want to come to learn how to be better riders and improve their horsemanship skills.
A good foundation and safety is our first priority, creating a successful rider for the future.
Michelle Stefanowicz, from Massachusetts, graduated from Bridgewater State University, started riding when she was 7 years old, focusing on dressage and then progressed into the hunter/jumper world. Michelle competed on an IEA team and continued to the IHSA team in college. During her years on the IEA team, she quickly became the point person for double checking each rider before they went into the arena, making sure boots are polished, hair is pulled back in a hair net, shirt is tucked in, and making sure each rider was ready to confidently walk into the arena. Michelle spent most of her summers as a camp counselor and trainer at Stoneleigh Burnham School - a sleep-away camp for about 30 girls. They would divide the campers into two groups, one group would go to lessons, the other group would go to equine education and then switch. This gave her the opportunity to not only teach multiple lessons a day but also teach equine education, where the kids would learn how to properly groom and tack horses, parts of the horse, parts of the tack, polo wrapping, lunging, and overall, how to be good horsewomen starting from the ground up. She had the ability to teach students of all ages and skill levels which has helped her develop a fun and safe teaching style. For the last three years Michelle worked on a ranch in Wyoming to expand her knowledge of Western riding. She recently moved to Colorado with her dog, Frankie to start her next adventure!
Owner and Head Trainer
Legacy Equestrians is owned and operated by Codi Bair. Codi is a Colorado native and started riding in Georgetown, CO. She graduated with a bachelor's in equine entrepreneurship from Lake Erie College, who is known for their outstanding equine program, that puts an emphasis on teaching riding. Codi also competed on english and western IHSA teams. She also studied a semester abroad in England at Hartpury College, she had the opportunity to ride and study horses with different instructors, expanding her knowledge base. Codi got to ride, and see different Hunter/Jumper facilities in an international level. She is also a CHA certified instructor, which has a large emphasis on safety.
Codi has many years of experience teaching all sorts of riders. Her main focus is Equitation and Hunters.