Nadia Heffner prides herself in being well rounded in many disciplines. That’s where our logo “Versatility Reins” was derived. Nadia has many years of experience and knowledge with horses. She started riding lessons at the age of 7 and started competing at the age of 9 in 4-H, open and AQHA shows. The events she competes in, but are not limited to Western Pleasure, English hunter under saddle, horsemanship, barrels, poles, team penning and reining. She has also had fun with cowboy challenges taking home ribbons with her mustang and her pleasure stallion. Nadia has specialized in colt starting, and problem solving training, show horses and mentoring youth. In the past few years, she has increased her knowledge and techniques, while working with multiple mentors. She uses a variety of methods so she can tailor a program to each horse. One of her great accomplishments was gentling and training three wild mustangs, one in 2008 in just 84 days and again in 2012 and 2017 placing 4th respectfully. Nadia is also a TIP trainer for the Bureau of Land management. She has helped to gentle and place almost 80 mustangs and burros in to forever homes. To find out more go to: http://www.mustangheritagefoundation.org/trainers.php
Nadia has been a certified massage therapist for 22 years and incorporates her knowledge of pain management into her training program. She can evaluate and treat horses behavioral and or pain through soft tissue mobilization and rehabilitation.
Other accompishments: 2002 Certified in 16 hours of Equine Chiropractic
2012 Traveled to Temecula, CA to participate in a clinic with World Champion Trainer Dana Hokana
2017 Participated in a Liberty I Clinic with Maddie Shambaugh in Ohio
2018 Attended two time Road to the Horse Champion Vicki Wilson's Equine Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation clinic in Kentucky at the Australian Equine Performance Center.
She has attended Clinics by Dan James and is currently taking one on one lessons with him to improve her liberty skills and training.
After several years of training on his own Mark now had three kids of his own that would put weight in the saddle as he did for his father. He coached them to win many ribbons in the show pen and at state fair. Like their dad they were ten year members in 4-H and loved to show and trail ride.
Mark has spent sixteen years working with youth in the 4-H Horse and Pony Club and enjoys passing on his knowledge to others so that they too can enjoy a lifetime with horses.
Mark has a strong background in western and contesting along with working with problem horses.