Whether your goals are the local county fair or schooling show OR the World Championship Show or A-Circuit, we have someone to help you find your way, here at the Lucky Eight.
We boast decades of experience between our instructors and clinicians. Our horse and rider teams have earned dozens of World and National Accolades.
Still, we know that the most important part of the showing journey is the well being of our equine athlete partners- and the comradery that comes from spending a weekend (or more) with like-minded human friends.
The Lucky Eight is pleased to have local professional horseman, Michael Dunn, on our team! Michael offers decades of experience starting young horses and riders. Not only is Michael a local judge and clinician, he has seen many young/novice riders into the winners circle- and helped them to reach the next level in their riding! He specializes in Stock Breed types and All Around competitors. Horsemanship, Showmanship, Basic Reining and Pattern Execution are his primary focus here. If you think you'd like to improve your riding, gain some show pen experience, or just better understand the Equine World, Michael would be happy to help you. He offers clinics, small group lessons, and private lessons. You can trailer your own horse in- or use one of ours!
The Lucky Eight prides itself on the quality and diversity of the clinicians we bring to the Capital Region and New England. If you're looking for a reining or cowhorse expert- we have those regularly! We also are pleased to bring All Around Trainers and Over Fences Clinicians, when the demand requests it.
Carly Reyna Ostrander is the Owner/Operator of the Lucky Eight, along with husband Randy. Carly coordinates all events, establishes the show schedule, is an expert in all things grooming and attire, and has had a good deal of success (coached by many of our regular clinicians) in the show pen as an All Around Exhibitor and within the Ranch Horse World.