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Tyler and Erin Hufstetler

Tyler and Erin are natives to the Dallas area. While our hometowns have been transformed with the growth in North Texas, Windmill Stables has consistently provided a safe family friendly atmosphere for horse and rider since 1982. In addition to horses and chickens, you will find our four kids working around the stables! Tyler grew up raising Quarter Horses and other livestock. He works to teach their kids the same lessons that he learned – hard work, selfless service, discipline – that accompany raising animals.

Tyler and Erin are graduates of West Point and Texas A&M University.

Debbie Salisbury

Debbie has a B.S. degree in Equestrian Studies with a dual concentration in Teaching/Training and Stable Management from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. With over 15 years of instructional experience, Debbie has a passion for teaching lessons and training horses. She loves helping beginners become comfortable, confident, and efficient as they learn all of the basics. Encouraging riders to understand the theory behind how their body affects the movement of the horse is incorporated into every lesson, and she is happy to help those interested in learning and implementing training methods.

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Sam Strange
Western Instructor

Sam has been working with horses for several years & keeps everyone at our stables healthy & happy! 

Sam is passionate about teaching and provides Western lessons at our stables.

She bring her equine partners Honcho & Smoke to the team. 

Katherine Brackman

Katherine is a native of Dallas and a Texas Tech Equestrian Alumni. While at Tech, Katherine’s peers elected her English Team captain during her senior year of college. She earned a degree in Wildlife Biology. 

Katherine been riding and competing since she could walk. She has competed in NTHJC and IHSA throughout the State of Texas. In addition to leading trails and events at Windmill Stables, Katherine is also a full time bird zookeeper at the Dallas Zoo! 

Lesley Weslocky

Lesley is a native of Plano, and has been riding nearly her entire life. Lesley grew up riding and working at at Windmill Stables as a riding instructor. Lesley went on to college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. While attending Texas Tech, Lesley was an IHSA show team member of the Texas Tech Equestrian Team and was team president during her junior and senior years.


Following her time at Texas Tech Lesley has worked in various parts of the world in both corporate and equestrian positions. Most recently Lesley has worked in Turks and Caicos and with Landmark Eventing.