Professional horseman Kellie Hinely is the owner of Trendsetter Performance Horses in Chino Hills, California. Located at Canyon Hills Ranch, a magnificent full-service facility set on 26 lush acres nestled in the hills of Orange County, Trendsetter has a sterling reputation for turning out top quality horses and riders specializing in All-Around competition. The ranch features four arenas, airy box stalls, a hot-walker, round pens, spacious turnouts, meandering trails and exceptional care. In this bucolic equine paradise just 45 minutes from Los Angeles, Hinely and her team offer training, coaching, sales and competition to riders of all levels–from Youth and Amateur to Select and Open. Hinely has coached Trendsetter riders to multiple Youth, Amateur and Select World and Reserve World Championships and Congress Championships.
Hinely works closely with each client to help chart a course for success in the show pen with concierge-level service and personal support. Founded in 1997, Trendsetter consistently produces champions, reserve champions and top-tens in regional and national competition including the Quarter Horse Congress and AQHA World Show in addition to extensive competition on the West Coast. Her Youth and Amateur riders have achieved AQHYA and AQHA Top Ten titles in Trail, Western Riding, Halter, Pleasure Driving, Showmanship, Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation.
As a lifelong competitor, Hinely has personally achieved national success including a Reserve World Championship at the 2012 AQHA Open World Show and multiple top tens at the Congress and AQHA Open World Show. With a deep knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of All-Around competition, Hinely has developed a multiple discipline training program focused on developing the skills and communication between the horse and rider that lead to success. She says, “At Trendsetter, we fully prepare our horses and riders to meet their goals. We send out the list of shows to our clients in November and December to prepare for the following year. We make a plan for each rider, laying out their goals and a road map for qualifying for National competition. With our Youth riders, we plan ahead to make sure they are all qualified by May. I am very organized and I approach this as a business while always remembering that this should be an enjoyable, positive experience for our clients.”