Camie Stockhausen is a United States Eventing Association Instructor Certification Program graduate. She has earned Iowa Horsewoman of the Year and Iowa Thoroughbred Owner’s and Breeders Association Eventing Thoroughbred of the year, as well being a member of the USEA Bronze Medal Club. She is a Retired Racehorse Project (RRP)-approved trainer and competed successfully in the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover in Eventing and Working Ranch in 2017. Her 5-year old thoroughbred, Cactus Star, finished 5th of over 90 competitors in the xc phase.
She earned her foxhunting colors and is a member of the North Hills Hunt (NHH) of Omaha, Nebraska, and Fort Leavenworth Hunt of Fort Leavenworth Kansas. She developed and maintains the NHH website and helps organize the club’s membership and events through it.
Camie has competed and excelled at USEA- recognized horse trials including five appearances on two different horses at the preliminary level of the American Eventing Championships (AEC), finishing third in 2014, and was jump penalty-free in all xc rounds ridden at the AECs. All of the horses she has competed were trained for eventing exclusively by Camie, with the guidance of clinicians including Buck Davidson and Dorothy Crowell.
Camie has evented thoroughbreds, warmbloods, arabians and quarter horses. She has developed horses for clients for foxhunting, eventing, western pleasure, trail riding and driving. For her personal horses and for clients, she buys off-track thoroughbreds and develops them for foxhunting or eventing. She works with riders from children through adults, focusing on logical, well-rounded development, and fun.
Camie teaches clinics throughout the midwest. She focuses on using the foundations of dressage to develop quality, relaxed jumping. She also helps riders develop empathy and leadership to communicate more effectively with their horses to get better results.
Camie believes in the value of continuing education and developing a circle of colleagues to share ideas with. She attends the USEA-ICP annual symposium annually and volunteers as a demonstration rider in ICP training sessions.
In support of the eventing community, Camie organizes schooling days and schooling horse trials at Catalpa Corner Horse Park in Iowa City, as well as hosting major clinicians there. Much of the organization is accomplished through the website she has created and maintains for the park.
A great deal of her success with horses is founded on the cornerstone that the relationship between horses and riders is best when horses are regarded as partners, rather than slaves. The manner in which riders communicate is key. Camie’s mission is to help riders develop relaxed communication with their horses and to have fun along the way.