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Castalian Equestrian Center

Hunters Jumpers Equitation

About Us

Our company is based on the belief that we are horsemen and women first. We teach all aspects of horsemanship with an emphasis on time tested safe techniques of handling and riding hunters and jumpers. We focus on quality of instruction, not numbers of students. This approach has made us successful over decades of competition, as proven in the show ring with numerous regional, national and international championships.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Bill Tate grew up in the horse business. His mother, Leonetta McGill Tate, was an accomplished saddle seat rider and is in the Saddle Seat Hall of Fame. His father, Bill Tate. rode open jumpers (now called Grand Prix Jumpers). Bill first showed a pony named "Johnny Cake" in 1958 and was champion at the National Horse Show. Since then, he has trained numerous champion show jumpers, hunters and equitation riders.He has been champion at Devon and has trained two medal finals winners and several "horse of the year"

Stephanie Tate has been showing hunters and jumpers since 1975. As the owner and trainer of Kelanie Farms, in Western NY, she achieved many year end awards including 1997 Zone 2 Reserve Champion Children's Jumper, 1996 Syracuse PHA Champion Children's Hunter, 1997 Syracuse PHA reserve Champion Small Junior Hunter. She continues these winning ways with 2010 MTHJA Champion Children's Hunter "Steel Magnolia"2010 MTHJA Reserve Champion Children's Jumper "Reckless Red."2011 sportsmanship award winner Katie Waller, 2013 High point Thoroughbred "Forrest" 2013 Champion Low Jumper and Champion Baby Green, "Smashing."

Hours: Tues- Fri: 9AM - 7PM

Sat-Sun: 9AM - 5PM