Kiesner Training specializes in English performance training.  Full training and conditioning are offered, as well as all other services to support the complete show experience.  Each horse is individually evaluated to tailor a custom program to maximize talent and ability.



Joel Kiesner

Saxton DGLJoel Kiesner has been in the saddle for most of his life.  He stems from a long lineage of talented horsemen.  His lifelong experience has evolved into training methods focused on maximizing the best assets and talent of the Arabian horse.  Artistry is also an important fundamental in Joel’s approach to everything .  Very much like the saying form follows function, Joel utilizes that complete approach to each and every individual horse he works with.  It is this approach that has resulted in some of the most memorable show ring performances by some of the industry’s most talented horses.             

   Joel’s exceptional talent and abilities have made the Arabian horse industry take notice.  The Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman Association has awarded Joel Professional Horseman of the Year in 2006 and Saddle Seat Trainer Male of the Year for 2006, 2005, and 2003.  Joel also won the prestigious 2003 Honorary Horseman awarded by the USEF.  In addition to these accolades, Joel has accumulated countless National and Regional honors. He has won every major National title in English Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Park and Driving.  



 Ashton Kiesner

Ashton Kiesner

Ashton Kiesner grew up in Miami Florida showing Arabian Horses with John Rannenberg, Alfee Pelchat, Sally Shaw and Doree Lamb. She spent her Summers working at the barn and going to shows with Rohara Arabians and Liz Langford Arabians; showing as a Jr. rider/handler in Halter, English, Western and Hunter. She went to school at Centre College in Danville, KY. In 1995, she moved to Atlanta, GA. where she met Joel. In 1997 Joel and Ashton moved to Eastover South Carolina where they got married and bought their own farm.

In 2000, they moved to Friendsville, TN, where their first child Alexis was born. In 2005 Joel and Ashton welcomed their second child, Ellawynn, and bought 65 acres and built their own farm which has 62 stalls and acres of pasture land. Ashton has received National Championships and Reserve National Championships as well as Top Tens in Purebred Country English Pleasure Open, Purebred Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse, Purebred English Pleasure Jr. Horse, Purebred English Pleasure Futurity, H/A English Pleasure Jr. Horse, H/A Country English Pleasure Open and Jr. Horse, H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse, Purebred Hunter Pleasure Open.



 Kiesner Training Price List

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Show Training
$1100.00 per month
Pasture Board with Feed
$18.00 per day


$.85/mile ($100 min.)
Photograph Preparation
Photograph Stand-up/Ride fee
Body Clipping
Lessons (over 4/month)
Sellers Agent Fee
15% of sale price payable at time of sale
Strongid C2x, Daily Wormer
Wormer (paste) every 2 months

Class A Show
Shenandoah Valley & Shenandoah Valley Classic
Regional Show
Regional & Class A Show Combined
Arabian Horse Celebration $1,500.00
Youth Nationals
Canadian Nationals
U.S. Nationals


Kiesner Training

Joel and Ashton Kiesner

3418 Miser Station Road
Louisville, TN. 37777
Barn: 865-984-5245
Joel Cell: 865-556-0413
Ashton Cell: 865-556-0412

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