For experienced, proven show horse training in Colorado, Bunker Show Stables is your premier destination. Since 1999, we’ve been home to world-class show horse trainers and are proud to say we’ve produced a few of our own along the way. Our focus is consistently on the A-rated competition circuit and we train for excellence in all three rings.
Show Horse Training
We take pride in being a specialty show horse trainer in Colorado for horses and riders interested in competing in the A-rated hunter, jumper, and equitation rings at all levels. Our primary clientele consists of serious equestrians who are looking to either enter the show circuit for the first time, or juniors, adult amateurs, and professionals who are already familiar with the A Circuit. Our specialties include hunters, jumpers and equitation:
With roots in the tradition of fox hunting and the field hunters of yesteryear, horses and riders competing in the hunter ring are judged subjectively on the style and “brilliance” with which they compete both over fences and on the flat.
Competitors in the jumper ring must execute complex courses of obstacles with speed, agility, and precision. Judged objectively based on speed and accuracy, jump heights can reach 1.60 meters in international competition.
Established as a means of developing top junior talent for the professional show jumping ring, Equitation riders are judged for the style and correctness with which they execute the tests presented to horse and rider both over fences and on the flat.
We are able to board your horse while in training. Please consult with us regarding boarding to inquire about rates and terms.
Owner Harriet Bunker is a true professional, with more than 20 years’ riding and teaching experience. She has been a Licensed Official from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for 10 years and a United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer for over 5 years. Harriet has firsthand experience in the West Coast and East Coast circuits, as well as with the United States Equestrian Team (USET).
In addition to training horses and riders for A-rated shows, we also dabble in buying, selling and leasing show horses. We can also act as an agent if you or someone you know has horses to sell. Our contacts throughout the industry enable us to assist with horse transactions of all types.