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Tyler and Erin Hufstetler

We 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 our kids the same lessons that he learned – hard work, selfless service, discipline – that accompany raising animals.

Tyler is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West  Point and Erin is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Lesley Weslocky
English Trainer

Lesley is a native of Plano, and has been riding nearly her entire life. Lesley grew up riding and working at at Windmill Stables. 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.

Laura Persons
English Trainer

Laura has over 15 years of experience teaching and training students at every level. Her instruction focuses on the core principles of the American forward-riding system, which begins with a proper position in the saddle and correct use of the aids.  Laura also shares her love and respect for the horses with all of her students, inspiring them to not only be better riders, but better horsepeople as well. 

She has competed in and won at many of the premier horse shows in North America, including Indio, Ocala, Spruce Meadows, Culpepper, the Olympic Park in Atlanta, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, The Colorado Horse Park, the Kentucky Horse Park, and Tryon International Equestrian Center. 

Laura is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, majoring in Economics.

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Sam Strange
Western Trainer

Sam is a native of Dallas and brings significant experience in both Western and English riding instruction.

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

Katherine Brackman
English Trainer

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! 

Alina Rich

Alina is a native of Dallas and has been riding horses since she was five years old. She competes in the Hunter/Jumper discipline while refining her dressage foundation when practicing at home.
When she is not riding horses, she is at her office job working in the IT department. Alina loves teaching riding lessons because that is how she shares her passion for horses and the equestrian sport.
Alina is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.