Creekside trainers offer year round training and instruction for all skill levels, in both Dressage and Western disciplines.  Lessons can be private, semi-private or small group.  Some students haul in their own horses for lessons.  Some  use one of our school horses for a small additional maintenance fee.
Instructors and Trainers
Creekside Ranch


Katrina Sechler-Tiensvold
Tom Ramlow
Following graduation, Tom worked for 9 months in Santa Ynez, CA  as a training assistant to Todd Crawford, AQHA's 2001 Professional Horseman of the Year (specializing in reining and reined cow horse).

Tom is an accomplished team roper, spending the better part of several years before college living and roping with the Tryan family
of Huntley, MT.   

February, 2002 Tom became Creekside's head trainer/instructor for Western and Reining.  Tom pursued a post-graduate degree at Montana State University, Billings, earning his elementary teaching certification and completing a Masters Degree in Education in 2007.  After 8 years as an elementery teacher in Shepherd, MT, Tom teaches 6th grade Science and Social Studies at Saint Francis Upper in the Billings Catholic Schools.  Tom is able to continue his training and instruction at Creekside on a part-time basis during the school year and full time during the summers.
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                             May, 2001 Tom Ramlow earned his B.S. Degree                               (Cum Laude), Equestrian Studies at Rocky           Mountain College, Billings, MT, specializing in training and instruction.  During college he served summer internships with trainers Scott Neuman, of Billings, MT and Don Murphy, of Brentwood, CA. 
                              Katrina began as Creekside's Dressage                                     trainer and instructor in 2002.  In 2010 Katrina returned to Billings and Creekside after a year spent training and showing in southern California.  During that year Katrina was assistant trainer to international competitor Kristina Harrison, who has represented the
United States on a Pan American Games
Gold Winning Team, also ranking 9th in
an Olympic Selection Trials. While training
with Harrison, Katrina competed at Prix St.
George on Harrison’s former Pan-Am 
Games mount, Kantor, earning scores 
toward her Silver Medal and training and      Harrison - Aug. '08
competing her own mare, Lilia, at Prix St. George, then returning to Montana.  Katrina enjoys returning to Los Angeles, when possible, to work with Harrison.  

In 1990, Katrina earned an Applied Associates of Science degree in Equine Studies at Northwest College, Powell, Wyoming.  Following graduation, she returned home to Reno, Nevada, working for three years as a training assistant at Maplewood Stables, an "A Circuit" Hunter/Jumper barn.

Katrina moved to Billings, MT to teach English and Jumping in the Equestrian Studies program at Rocky Mountain College from 1993 - 1997.  Beginning in 1995 Katrina also owned and operated Huntley Sport Horse Stables in Huntley, MT, while continuing her own training in Dressage. 

January, 2002, after spending nearly four months in Germany, Katrina received trainer/instructor certification from the International Academy for Equestrian Studies in Warendorf, Germany. Upon her return to the United States, Katrina 
became the Dressage trainer and instructor at Creekside Ranch, also in Huntley, until her 
move to Los Angeles in 2008.