Check out the Cactus Bay “Howdy” Thoroughbred Makeover Blog

My name is Camie Stockhausen and I help horses and riders.  Whether the goal is competition, trail riding or something else, I am available to help riders and horses understand each other better.  You can learn about me, or see what is coming up at Field Day, below.

I am a USEA ICP-certified riding instructor and teach primarily at my private facility in Cambridge, Iowa. Many riders trailer in to the facility for lessons.

We have an indoor riding arena and a schooling  cross country course on site, and another available to us nearby.  We have hundreds of acres of land to ride and live adjacent to the Heart of Iowa Trail, a miles-long, shared-use grassy trail.  I take special interest in training horses.  I take one external horse in training at a time and keep training blogs for each ride.  Those blogs can be seen on the right of this page.

I have a regular group riding lesson on Tuesday nights at 6:30 at Field Day where we work on dressage, showjumping or cross country skills, depending on the season and the needs of the group.   I travel to teach at Irish Run Farms in Des Moines on most Friday evenings and to Hickory Grove in Madrid on Thursday evenings.  I also teach clinics throughout the Midwest. You can contact me to schedule lessons, training or clinics.  Email or by cell 515-231-9875.

If you are looking to buy a horse and would like a professional opinion or some help along the way, I am available for consulting.  If you are looking to sell a horse, I occasionally have people looking.  Both services are available for a reasonable fee.

My husband and I foxhunt with the North Hills Hunt in the autumn and winter months.  If you are interested in foxhunting I can help you learn the skills you need to be successful and relaxed in the hunt field, and even ride with you in the hunt field.


This year I am participating in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover.  I’m taking a horse named Cactus Star (Howdy) from the track and training him for a life of eventing or foxhunting or whatever else he says he would like to do.  Then, we’ll go to the Kentucky Horse Park on October 5-8, 2017, to meet like-minded thoroughbred fans and compete in the Makeover competition.  You can follow the journey on the Thoroughbred Makeover (Howdy) Blog!

My schooling and competition calendar is located below.  It also contains some training notes for my horses.  For those interested in the fox hunting side of Field Day, a separate North Hills Hunt calendar is located below the Field Day calendar.