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Marcy Heepke

ETHA Trainer

Address:

2082 S. Moreland Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025 USA

Phone: 618-559-7746
E-mail: equineobgyn@yahoo.com
Website: www.trianglehfarm.com/
Type of Trainer:

Natural Horsemanship, Western Dressage, Trail and Obstacle, All-Around. ARIA Certified.

Years Experience: 26
Onsite Clinics? Yes
Willing to Travel? Yes
Willing to Train Outside Horses for ETHA Events? Yes
Preferred Foundation

Marcy Heepke is the founder and owner of Triangle H Farm, LLC in Edwardsville, IL. She is a respected riding instructor, horse trainer, and clinician. She grew up riding horses on an Illinois farm and competed in western pleasure and hunt seat throughout her youth and went on to show on the intercollegiate circuit and has showed up to the national/world level. In 2001 Marcy earned a Master’s Degree in Animal Science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a specialization in Equine Reproductive Physiology. 

As a natural teacher, Marcy decided to make horses her life’s work, and to coach people how to work with great physical, mental, and emotional consideration for the horse. When a horse is set up for success, decisions about ‘if-when-how’ to reward the horse become unnecessary. It all about getting your idea to become the horse’s idea. Often called a “Horse Whisperer”, Marcy quickly explains that working with horses is not about whispering as much as it is about listening to the horse, and meeting his needs through harmony. Marcy promotes using feel, timing, and balance principles to set the horse and rider up for success. The process is neither showy, nor flashy, nor ego; therefore, the result is the simplicity of a happy, soft, willing horse.

Showing her dedication to teaching and safety, Marcy earned the highest certification level attainable, Level III in Stable Management and Stock Seat Equitation with the American Riding Instructors Association. The ARIA also twice awarded Marcy with a “Top 50 Riding Instructors in America” for her outstanding contributions to the equine industry.  Further illustrating her devotion to others, Marcy Heepke and Triangle H Farm, LLC received national recognition and a check for $10,000 from Pfizer Animal Health and Stable Management Magazine as the “Top Barn in North America for Giving Back to the Community”. In 2010 Triangle H Farm, LLC was awarded the “Small Business of the Month” by the Riverbend Growth Association, the area’s chamber of commerce. Marcy was also honored as the “2010 Outstanding Ag Alumni” by Black Hawk College, the Junior College where she started her formal equine education. She was the first Equine student, and second woman ever to receive this prestigious award. Marcy, clearly a sought after equine professional in the state, sat 6 years on the Illinois Equine Industry Research and Promotion Board to assist with granting over $80,000 per year of check off funds for equine education, research, and promotion. Marcy Heepke was honored to receive the 2011 SIUC College of Agriculture’s “Outstanding Young Alumnus”.

Currently, Marcy continues to embody horsemanship by studying the methods of Ray Hunt, Tom Dorrance, and Buck Brannaman.  She shares with her students the art of a horse’s-point-of-view training approach and supports them in whichever equestrian sport they choose through a very successful multi-discipline understanding of horsemanship. Triangle H Farm, LLC is also the home of the Madison County Trailblazers Saddle Club, hosting six shows per year for the club. The farm also offers 15-20 trophy-series trail and obstacle competitions through Equine Trail Sports. THF is also proud to announce our Ambassador, Trainer, and Park affiliation with the Extreme Trail Horse Association. Triangle H Farm, LLC also offers traditional horsemanship clinics, riding lessons, horse boarding, team building workshops, and horse training for show and pleasure as well as an extensive equine obstacle course.

For more information visit www.trianglehfarm.com and “Like” Triangle H Farm on Facebook to see the most up to date list of events. Marcy Heepke Triangle H Farm, LLC 2082 South Moreland Road Edwardsville, IL 62025   618-559-7746 equineobygn@yahoo.com

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