Head trainer, Mark McKone, started riding at age 9 and was a “barn rat” in the truest sense. After graduating from the University of Findlay with a degree in Equine Studies, Mark spent time training in Vermont and Nebraska before going to work for Kim & Andy Barone of Raven Ridge Farm in Minnesota. In October, 2012 Mark moved to Wisconsin to work as Kyle and Kathy Dewar's Assistant Trainer at Chestnut Hill Farm. In October, 2014 Mark took over as Head Trainer and established MM Equestrian. In 2019, MM Equestrian made the move to Blue Gate Farm Dousman, Wisconsin.
Mark excels at bringing along young horses and is passionate about proper development and progression. Having spent time working with a professional dressage trainer, Mark's program is rooted in solid flatwork as the foundation for success over fences. He truly has a passion for teaching and is constantly seeking opportunities to further his own education.