Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity.
Our team is dedicated to the health, comfort, and personal success of each horse, and its owner, at McQuay Stables. The goals of our clients quickly become the goals of our team, and we strive to maintain ideal conditions for our horses and our clients.
Reining icon Tim McQuay has won every major NRHA event at least once, along with playing a fundamental role in the Reining breeding industry. He has devoted his time to educating numerous professionals and serving on committees to better the NRHA. As an NRHA judge, professional, owner, and rider, he has strived to continually improve the sport.
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Hunter / Jumper trainer Colleen McQuay has earned great success in the show arena, in addition to mentoring other professionals and teaching amateurs. She has also left her mark on both the Hunter/Jumper and Reining industries through event planning, consulting, and management, as well as policy and association development.
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Lars has been an asset to the McQuay team since 2005 and enjoys helping our young horses progress. When he is not busy serving as our primary 2-year-old trainer, he helps keep the stables organized and assists in horse therapy.
Barak joined the McQuay Stables team in May of 2016 after spending the previous 3 ½ years with Martin Muehlstaetter. Barak, originally from Israel, started his riding career at the age of 5 and showed his first reiner when he was 8 years old. He relocated to the USA in 2009 and has since worked for Matt Mills, Randy Paul, and Martin Muehlstaetter. Barak has NRHA earnings of over $20,000 and many achievements to his name, including the Level 1 NRHA Derby Champion, Level 1 Co-Champion at the NRBC, Level 1 Derby Champion at the Reining By The Bay, Level 1 and 2 Futurity Champion in North Carolina, and has been a multiple NRBC and NRHA Derby Finalist.
Under the guidance of Hunter and Jumper veteran Colleen McQuay, our Hunter and Jumper team has a program that begins with training young horses and carries through the horse show world.
Colleen's fifty plus years of experience with Hunters and Jumpers creates an ideal learning environment for amateurs and professionals alike. Placing great emphasis on the health and soundness of horses in her care, she makes great effort to pass on her knowledge and passion for the progress and well-being of Hunters and Jumpers to her staff.
Involved in the breeding industry for a total of eight years, Kelse has served as Breeding Manager at McQuay Stables since 2012. Overseeing the large scale breeding operation at the ranch, she enjoys using her organizational skills and interacting with the horses in the breeding and foaling business. It is her distinct pleasure to be such an integral part of the future of Reining, breeding hundreds of mares and welcoming over 50 foals to the world annually.
Emily Bowman Assistant Breeding Manager
A Texas native and graduate of Tarleton State University, Emily joined the McQuay Stables team in the spring of 2016 after spending the two previous seasons as the assistant breeding manager on a warmblood and German Riding Pony breeding farm. She enjoys working with the mares and foals daily and using her photography skills to capture their individual personalities.
An eight year McQuay Stables employee, Tammie is the farm bookkeeper and the only Texas native on staff. Along with overseeing financial records, she helps Tim and Colleen keep their busy schedules on track.
Norm Van SloUn
Norm, a Navy veteran and Colleen's father, is retired from the newspaper and printing business, and moved to Texas in 1998 to help manage McQuay Stables. Semi-retired from his management position, Norm still helps shop supplies and keep an eye on things at the farm.