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Miari Stables

Welcome to the Official website of

USEF "S" Dressage Judge &
USDF Gold Medalist,
Kari McClain

Kari McClain's 'Miari Stables' is a well known dressage training facility located in Olympia, WA. Owner Kari McClain and instructor Nicki Charbonneau offer private dressage lessons to riders and horses from Training Level to Grand Prix. Kari, is a National USEF "S" Dressage Judge, and has been awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze USDF medals as well as all of the prestigeous USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bars.

Kari riding ResolutionKari has been teaching many forms of sport horse disciplines for over 30 years including; jumping, eventing and dressage. Kari is also an accomplished competitor and continues to show many of her horses at the Intermediary and Grand Prix levels. See "About Kari" for more information.

Many of Kari's riders, have earned their USDF medals and are highly competitive at the regional and national levels. Kari is proud of all of her students. Kari and her students have currently been awarded over 100 USDF Medals; USDF gold (10), silver (33) and bronze (56), all training with Kari primarily on their own self trained horses of many breeds and crosses. See "Miari's Medalists" for individual student medals and their horses.

Kari McClain teaches Washington clinics in Port Orchard, Spokane and Ridgefield, WA areas on a regular basis as well as Missoula, Montana. Please click on "Kari's Clinics" in the Menu, and feel free to call the venue host for details. All levels of participants and auditors are welcome. Additionally, to support continuing education for Miari students, Miari Stables hosts clinics with several top American and European trainers. Clinics are held approximately every 8 weeks. All riders and auditors are welcome at these events and clinics whether in training at Miari or not. Please email or call for a schedule.

Trainer Nicki Charbonneau also teaches at Miari Stables. Nicki has been riding since she was four years old. She has been awarded the USDF Silver and Bronze medals and is a USDF "L" Judge Program Graduate with Distnction. Nicki, a proficient rider, trains horses and riders from novice to adult amature at all competition levels in dressage and jumping. See "About Nicki" for more insight to this talented rider / trainer.

The Miari family extends well beyond Kari McClain's Miari Stables, and we are pleased to offer for your consideration, other excellent trainers and facilities associated with us. Please go to "Dressage Links" in the menu or ask us for a referral.

As Miari Stables is a training facility, boarding is focused on horses and students in work. The arenas are available to all Miari students in training whether boarding or trailering their horses.

Miari currently has a few openings for boarding. Please contact us for rates. Miari Stables has three boarding barns providing 26 stalls with 12 x 12 rubber mats. Miari has an indoor 20 x 40 sand arena with mirrors, watered and groomed
daily and, for year round use, an outdoor sand arena, 40 x 70 meters with a full size dressage court set up at all times. All horses at Miari are fed twice daily, high quality grain and hay included. They are turned out daily in private paddocks, fenced with 5 ft. non-climb wire with top boards and triple hot wires.for their protection. Stalls are cleaned daily, disinfected and bedded in sawdust/shavings. Waterbuckets are cleaned and disinfected twice a week. Amenities include; private heated tack lockers, heated-hot water wash rack, indoor restroom, 2 groom stalls with vacuums, and live-in stable staff enabling horses to be monitored 24/7.

Miari offers a warm, friendly and supportive community atmosphere for you and your horse! All breeds are welcome. Please come join
us or just visit! Please call (360)943-7067.

Please select "Contact Us" on the menu to the left and email us if you'd like to schedule training, lessons, a performance review or even a tune-up for your upcoming shows. Kari also consults for owners and buyers.