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Equestrian center offers lessons for all skill levels

Amanda Nolz

Eric Kobernusz didn’t grow up on a farm, but he couldn’t help but gravitate towards horses from a young age. Living in Brandon Valley, SD, his childhood passions horses were nurtured when he joined 4-H and started showing and participating in horse quiz bowl and judging. Soon, he was competing in regional and national Arabian shows, winning his first championship at 14-years-old in the showmanship division.

“Back then, I saved every dollar I made from baby sitting, selling 4-H rabbits and any spare job I could get,” reminisced Kobernusz, who now owns and operates a training and housing facility for show horses just outside of Mt. Vernon, SD. “I have always loved horses. In the beginning, it took making a lot of mistakes, but with a great deal of hard work and spending countless hours with lots of different horses, I developed my horsemanship skills.”

A versatile horseman, Kobernusz said many people mistake him as a strictly Arabian horse breeder, with a knack for taking both kids and adults to nationals and winning. While both are true, he is also available for riding lessons from the green beginner to the seasoned veteran.

Eric Kobernusz didn’t grow up on a farm, but he couldn’t help but gravitate towards horses from a young age. Living in Brandon Valley, SD, his childhood passions horses were nurtured when he joined 4-H and started showing and participating in horse quiz bowl and judging. Soon, he was competing in regional and national Arabian shows, winning his first championship at 14-years-old in the showmanship division.

“Back then, I saved every dollar I made from baby sitting, selling 4-H rabbits and any spare job I could get,” reminisced Kobernusz, who now owns and operates a training and housing facility for show horses just outside of Mt. Vernon, SD. “I have always loved horses. In the beginning, it took making a lot of mistakes, but with a great deal of hard work and spending countless hours with lots of different horses, I developed my horsemanship skills.”

A versatile horseman, Kobernusz said many people mistake him as a strictly Arabian horse breeder, with a knack for taking both kids and adults to nationals and winning. While both are true, he is also available for riding lessons from the green beginner to the seasoned veteran.

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Eric Kobernusz didn’t grow up on a farm, but he couldn’t help but gravitate towards horses from a young age. Living in Brandon Valley, SD, his childhood passions horses were nurtured when he joined 4-H and started showing and participating in horse quiz bowl and judging. Soon, he was competing in regional and national Arabian shows, winning his first championship at 14-years-old in the showmanship division.

“Back then, I saved every dollar I made from baby sitting, selling 4-H rabbits and any spare job I could get,” reminisced Kobernusz, who now owns and operates a training and housing facility for show horses just outside of Mt. Vernon, SD. “I have always loved horses. In the beginning, it took making a lot of mistakes, but with a great deal of hard work and spending countless hours with lots of different horses, I developed my horsemanship skills.”

A versatile horseman, Kobernusz said many people mistake him as a strictly Arabian horse breeder, with a knack for taking both kids and adults to nationals and winning. While both are true, he is also available for riding lessons from the green beginner to the seasoned veteran.

editor’s note: to contact eric for future lessons or potential housing opportunities, e-mail him at ericequestriancenter@gmail.com.

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