Owner and Head Teacher/Trainer
Marlynna has been riding horses since grade school and always loved all animals. She began teaching and training horses while attending the Equine Studies program at Lake Erie College. She is passionate about learning and has been a natural teacher since she was very young. She has been teaching and learning about all types of sports and activities: teaching swimming lessons, tutoring in high school and college, mentoring in college, assisting numerous small and large animal veterinarians, personal training for health and weight loss, resident assistant in college, dance instructor, cheerleading captain in high school and college, learning gymnastics, and playing flute and piccolo for 8 years.
She started out independently training horses in Streetsboro, OH where she owned and managed a 50 stall horse facility named Pferd Stables. While at Pferd Stables, Marlynna, competed numerous horses both locally and nationally. Her all time favorite competition horses were her two stallions: Rachmaninov and Ravel. Pferd Stables closed in 2008 when she took a short break from teaching horseback riding and moved north to Gates Mills.
After moving north she started training part time again for Doris Van Heeckeren who helped her get her teaching business started up again. Then she married Walter Majer who inspired her to grow her part time teaching-training business. She recently relocated to a larger location (Red Raider Stables) in order to expand to offer more amenities and services to her students.
In her spare time she helps her husband, Walter, with his growing Equine Construction Company; Greenkeepers Equine Division. Together they combine years of equine knowledge and fundamentals of building and construction.
Marlynna and Walter are expecting their first child in April of 2014 and hoping to continue to grow both their businesses in North East Ohio. Outside of the horses you will see them gardening, boating, snow skiing, dancing, and playing all sorts of instruments.
Here is a short list of Marlynna's most creditable awards, accomplishments and associations:
2001 Lake Erie College, Equestrian Studies Graduate
Bronze Medalist USDF
Accomplished Rider award USDF
Region 5 USDF Finalist, Ranked 4th with stallion Rachmaninov
Horse of the year award 2005 Rachmaninov
Horse of the year 2006 Rachmaninov
Horse of the year award 2006 Ravel
Numerous "In-Hand" Champion Foals, Mares and Stallions
Students regularly compete in Sanctioned and Non-Sanctioned Horse Shows: Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, Mini-Trials, Hunter Paces and Events
Very experienced with problem and un-trained horses.
Over 18 Years Experience
Associations: USDF, USEF, USHJA,USEA, AHHS, AHS, AWS, USJC, OLD-NA, RPSI, ATA
Fully insured and bonded with Equisur
8782 Kinsman Road
Novelty, OH 44072
"We recently moved into the area and were looking for a trainer for my daughter and after one lesson with Marlynna we knew she was the one. We are blessed to have such a great trainer and friend."
-Sam Winthrop (Cleveland, OH)
Call to inquire - 330.357.9922 - or email:
Cassandra Hummert is a lifelong equestrian, accomplished competitor and passionate instructor. After learning to ride on her family’s fjord ponies, Cassandra made the decision to focus on dressage, and before the age of 21, Cassandra had risen through the young rider ranks, competed at the North American Young Rider Championships and had earned her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals. In 2013 Cassandra and her horse Plato Carlos competed on the international CDI dressage circuit, earning multiple wins and a 5th place finish at the United States Dressage Festival of Champions in the Grand Prix (Brentina Cup). In addition to dressage, Cassandra has experience in hunter/jumper and eventing, and enjoys instructing riders of all disciplines. With her clear, straightforward approach to improving both horse and rider, Cassandra strives to help her students achieve success through frequent goal setting and positive feedback. In addition to riding, Cassandra is an avid runner and kickboxer is pursuing her personal training certification.
Isabel is originally from New England and is in Cleveland attending graduate school at Case Western studying zoo animal behavior. She has been riding for 14 years and has loved horses since day 1! She started out in dressage and has moved towards 3-day eventing, which is her passion. She is currently in the process of bringing her first very own horse (an off-the-track racehorse) up the levels of eventing. She has won several ribbons with him and also TIP (Thoroughbred Incentive Program) awards at nationally recognized events. She has a special love for Thoroughbreds and spent several years volunteering for CANTER New England helping to retrain and re-home ex-racers. She also volunteered for a long time at a Hippo-therapy barn and worked at several summer camps in New England teaching lessons. Her main hobbies outside of the horse-world include basketball, which she played in college at Tufts University and animal training, which has helped me to understand the world from a horse’s perspective and be a thinking rider.
Claire grew up in the Cleveland Area and graduated from Laurel High School. She has always loved horses and all animals. She has worked at numerous summer camp programs and hopes to assist Elite Stables with summer camp 2014. She will be finishing up her Bachelor's degree at Otterbien College in May of 2014. She competes on the Intercollegiate Equestrian Team for Otterbein and hopes to continue her Equine Education in all disciplines!