Meet the Trainers

meet the trainersHEAD TRAINER

Cheri Morton has run Pine Lake Pastures since 2005. She discovered her gift in working with horses back in college when she learn to ride. Having a degree in Business helped Cheri develop a business plan that would not only allow her to work in her gifted field but also help students and horses along the way.

Cheri has studied under great trainers in both Hunter/Jumper and Dressage. She has a gift in reading horses, and has been able to break and train horses that other people have turned away. Cheri believes you can never stop learning about horses, and that is why she continues her education both riding and through certifications. She is currently working on being certified as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

Cheri’s students will tell you she is not always an easy instructor, but she is encouraging! She will push you to do your best!

Cheri’s students are always in the ribbons at shows. This last year she was told that all her students have an ‘incredible’ leg by one judge. At the St Croix County Fair in 2012, 4 out of 8 Grand Champions (in Gymkhana) were students of Cheri. Her students also won Grand Champion Dressage in 2011, and 2012, and Grand Champion English Pleasure 2011, Grand Champion Pleasure 2012, and Reserve  Champion Hunter in 2012. 2017 UPDATE- Cheri’s students continue to take Championships across the state and into MN. We look forward to traveling to more shows this summer!

UPDATE: 2019

Chance: 1st in all events except Poles

Stormie: took a ton of 1st(will up date )


MacKenzie Korent

Megan Hietela

Aria Tarras

Anna Tarras

Kayci Ellefson