Head Trainer Kathy Kerron

Kathy’s love for horses began at an early age. At the age of 10 she began working at a local Hunt Club in exchange for lessons. She competed very successfully throughout her junior years in the Hunter, Jumpers and Dressage and won several AHSA medals in Hunt Seat Equitation and Dressage Seat Equitation. In 1994 Kathy took some time away from training to raise her children. She was very successful in the Adult Amateur & Amateur Owner Hunter and Jumper divisions and earned the World Champion Hunter Rider, NW Region award in 1994. In 1996, Kathy resumed her training business.


Kathy has taught beginning through advanced level riders and trained horses through all levels of hunters and jumpers, some of which have gone on to compete on the east coast. Kathy has produced riders who have gone on to become professionals in the horse industry, riders who have won the AHSA/USEF zone 9 medal finals, and horses who have gone on to become USEF champions throughout the country.

Kathy offers customized programs for each individual horse and rider. Her positive training technique promotes a fun and educational environment along with a high standard of excellence. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

– Certified USEF “R” judge in the hunter and equitation divisions


Assistant Trainer Serin von Marenholtz

Serin joined Eche’lon in January of 2022. An Oregon native, Serin grew up riding and competing on the West Coast. During her junior years, she was a working student and had the opportunity to be involved in IEA, EAP, as well as the OHJA board as a junior representative. Serin is passionate about developing young horses and working with horses and riders on developing their partnership. In her free time, Serin serves on the Oregon Hunter Jumper Association Board and can be found going on adventures with her dog, Dolly, or spending time with friends.