Trainer Spotlight: Heather Slemp

Name: Heather Slemp

Where are you from: Originally from Novato, California but my husband Sterling and I currently live in Eugene, Missouri

Best way to contact you: Call or text 573.999.9547

What is your training specialty: Reining, Cow Horse, Ranch Riding, VRH Trail

Are you accepting new customers right now? Our door is always open

How long have you been showing horses? 30 years

How long have you been training horses? 25 years

How long have you been in Missouri? 13 years

What is your favorite horse show? NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and the VRH World Show in Guthrie!

What is your favorite event to show in? Cow Horse

What is your favorite class to watch? Cow Horse, Cutting, Grand Prix Show Jumping and Dressage

Who is your all-time favorite horse, and why?  Sujos Nica- She was my first cow horse who I showed in cutting, cow horse, reining and halter; she has gone on to produce money earning reiners and cow horses.

If you are not at a horse show, what would we find you doing? Riding horses or working on my rentals properties - although I used to enjoy snow skiing and mountain biking in California.

If you were not a horse trainer…what would you be? A computer geek

What is your favorite food? East Indian and Italian

What is your favorite restaurant? Donatelli’s

What is your favorite fun class at a horse show? Sliding contest

Tell us your favorite movie? Star Wars

What is your dream vacation? Cruise and fishing in Alaska

What three words best describe you? Optimistic, empathetic, easygoing

Tell us something most people don’t know about you? I played the piano and violin and was a member of a traveling hand bell choir and vocal choir throughout grammar school.