IEA Team Coaches

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Nicole Shelton

Head Coach

Western Horsemanship & Reining

Nicole received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) from Murray State University in May of 2017. Prior to graduate school, Nicole completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Equine Management, with a minor in Equine Science. While on a 4-H Drill Team, she also showed Tennessee Walking horses for several years in the versatility program, competing in classes including showmanship, english, western, equitation, trail obstacle, western riding, etc. After switching to quarter horses and attending Murray State, she focused more extensively on training techniques and assisting with horsemanship courses and the Murray State Equestrian Team. While working for AQHA Judge, James Rudolph, Nicole training western pleasure and assisted in farm management. Nicole is able to educate riders on horsemanship skills, theory behind equitation and riding, training techniques and much more.


Kate Moreton

Assistant Coach

Hunter on the Flat & Hunter over Fences


Kate received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Pennsylvania State University. Kate started riding and training under Virginia “Wick” Bachmann (daughter of FEI “O” status Olympic Judge Colonel Donald Thackeray) in 2000. While riding under Wick, Kate honed her skills in western pleasure, hunt seat, breeding and high-end equine sales. Kate also taught at Blue Valley Riding Center in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania and expanded her skills even further in hunt seat. For several years, Kate showed in USEF in multiple Hunt Seat divisions at the rated level. She also showed in western horsemanship classes at the local level.