Park Cities People: Park Cities Girls Saddle Up For Horseback Riding Competition

David Sanderson Park Lane Equestrian in the news


Staff Writer, Park Cities People

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When it comes to competing in equestrian, starting off early in life is key. Three Park Cities residents — Katharyn Black, Maro Reppas, and Margaret Stocker — are already competitive riders before their 16th birthdays.

The triumvirate trains under Katherine Breunig, who runs Catch Ride at Dallas Equestrian Center. Breunig started riding when she was 4 years old and teaching when she was 22. She also teaches two more Park Cities girls at Catch Ride — Kate Stark and Lilly Trungale — who are new to riding.

“If they’re serious about it, the sooner we can start, the better,” said Breunig, who also runs Dallas Equestrian Center Academy, a beginners riding school. “The kids that start at 5 years old are going to horse shows by the time they’re 8.”

Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8787 Park Lane, Dallas. Evaluation lessons are $55 for 30 minutes, $65 for 45 minutes, $80 for an hour. Four lessons per month are $200 to $300; prices vary depending on length of lesson. 214-221-9777.