Lester with Contrell (Photo by


Lester teaches clinics nationally and internationally for English and Western riding, as well as problem solving and ranch horse clinics.

Lester and Mary live in Shelbyville, Kentucky located between Lexington and Louisville close to the heart of the horse capital of the world!

Click here for a calendar of events and clinics.

Debbie Darrin

Lester Buckley’s knowledgeable, calm presence around people and horses is so grounding.  I was humble to be in his clinic, while at the same time felt honored as a horseperson.  His teaching approach addresses each individual human and horse where they are at.  There is no judgment, there is understanding of where the “partnership” is at and from there Lester opens the doors to further understanding and development of horsemanship.  He has a way of sharing his concepts with the horseperson he is working with in a clear and available way.  I look forward to the next time I am able to participate in a clinic with him.  My horse and I have both moved forward in partnership and communication as we have incorporated several of Lester’s suggestions from his clinic.

Lester on his horse “Star” in Hawaii

Lester on his horse “Star” in Hawaii

Private and group lessons are available. Please call (808) 640-1681 or email for schedule and rates.

See Lester’s 12 part learning to ride video series by SPALDING LABS. CLICK HERE


"With respect for the horse."

Lester & Mary Buckley
(808) 640-1681

Upcoming Clinics/Events

all-day Open Horsemanship Clinic @ Dream Ranch
Open Horsemanship Clinic @ Dream Ranch
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Contact Tricia Giz at for information and registration.
all-day Washington, DC Open Horsemanship... @ Good News Stables
Washington, DC Open Horsemanship... @ Good News Stables
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
Fundamental and Advanced English and Western Riding Registration/Information: Call Caroline Jordan at 240-370-1195 or 301-353-1195