Kelly oversees the riding program and horses, and trains new staff to a high standard of excellence and care. With a degree in Equine Studies from Centenary University and over a decade of experience professionally riding and training for a variety of show barns across the country, Kelly has worked with everything from extreme problem horses and beginner riders to Grand Prix horses, top Equitation riders, and USEF Horses of the Year. After years on the AA show circuit working for various professionals, she settled in at Bell Canyon Equestrian Center and started Cellar Door Farm.
Dakota started riding in the Midwest at age 8 and grew up through the ranks of Pony Club and competing across the Midwest. She moved to the Central Coast of California and during her teen years was a working student and show rider at a sales barn specializing in rehoming off the track Thoroughbreds. After college she moved to Los Angeles and began working as assistant trainer at Cellar Door Farm.
McKenzie Collins is an LA native, born and raised, who began riding at age 5. Her passion for horses started with the local school barn, eventually moving up to a competitive show barn. Through her junior years, she actively showed on the AA circuit in Equitation, Hunters, and Jumpers throughout Southern California. Following her college career, she continued to ride as well as work in various industries, including film, television, and marketing.