Kelli Paulson

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Born with a passion for riding and horses, Kelli found success with horses and problem solving from an early age. At age 12 Kelli trained and showed a 2 year old, it was work but they formed a memorable partnership. As a youth Kelli showed in 4-H & open shows winning awards in Showmanship, Horsemanship, English Pleasure, English Equitation, Reining, Dressage, Barrels, Poles and other events. Her first official training job was at age 16.
After college Kelli enjoyed her own horses and showed for fun while raising her family.
In 2004, a Peter Campbell Clinic changed her life. Kelli went there seeking more with her horse and found it. She saw were she wanted to be with a horse and set out on a path to get there. It has been a non-stop learning process since. Kelli has received instruction and attended clinics in horsemanship, cow working, ranch roping, reining, dressage and jumping from greats such as Peter Campbell, Buck Brannaman, The Californios - Gwen and Dave Weaver, Bob King, Josh Lyons and Matt McLaughlin.

With over 35 years of riding experience and thousands of hours in the saddle, Kelli combines her experience, skill and confidence to create Authentic Horsemanship.

Today, Kelli works with horses and riders helping them to improve their relationship and gain confidence.
Kelli & Risky competed in Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race Summer 2007.

Kelli, the proud owner of Black Beauty. Finally, a pony of her very own.

Black Beauty, as any good pony will, became Kell's first problem solving project.

Kelli has been around cattle all her life. If you want to ranch rope or do some cattle work just let her know!