Basic & Advanced Horsemanship
Private & Group Lessons Available
Mary Kay Soergel, Owner Wexford, PA 724.935.4089 Orchardviewstables@gmail.com
Soergel’s Orchardview Stables makes horseback riding accessible to everyone regardless of age, experience, or physical abilities in a safe, fun environment. Horseback riding is a sport for all ages and abilities!
We specialize in developing the rider/horse partnership through obstacle-based horsemanship, focusing on basic skills to help each rider develop confidence in a fun, stress-free program. Obstacle-based horsemanship encourages the horse and rider to work as a team as they navigate obstacles, developing a relationship of trust and respect between the horse and rider.
Basic HorsemanshipLearn the basics around horses. Great for beginners! This one-hour class includes the basics of horsemanship including grooming, pasturing, equipment and bonding with the horse. Beginners are strongly encouraged to take this class.
Youth-Beginner ClassThis half-hour class is a great way for young children just being introduced to horsemanship!
Basic Group Class
For more information or to schedule your class, please contact Mary Kay at 724.935.4089 or email OrchardViewStables@gmail.com
Meet our Instructors
Mary Kay Soergel
Mary Kay has been fortunate to own, show, train and enjoy horses most of her life. Mary Kay has participated in many clinics and apprenticeships emphasizing natural horsemanship and the bond that forms between horse and rider. Mother of four, grandmother of four, a registered nurse and part of the Soergel family farms, Mary Kay brings a personal touch to all of her training classes. “Teaching horsemanship allows me to share my love for a truly magnificent animal. Each interaction is truly special.”
Lauren attended North Allegheny School District and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a concentration in Equine Science. Lauren has worked as an assistant horse trainer, instructed both clinics and private lessons, traveled to national horse expositions, and competed in two Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenges. Lauren has since made her debut at Soergel’s Orchardview Stables, where she has launched her own individualized and unique horsemanship program entitled Lauren Ross Horsemanship, LLC.