Gail Veley, Author My Top Ten Favorite Horse Stories

Meet Gail Veley and find out more about her in her popular book – “My Top Ten Favorite Horse Stories – and the lessons learned.”

Little did Veley know that when she arrived at her boarding stable on a cold drizzly morning of March 2002, that she would met one of her most trusted and beloved equine companions. But fate had other plans and she felt an immediate and strong connection to the exhausted mare who had suffered through the night and lost her foal during labor just hours before. That mare would later earn the show name “Meant to Be” and etch her legend on Veley’s heart.

Ten stories such as this comprise the book, which aims to inspire and entertain while also offering practical horse training advice. “For those of us who like to pick up a book before bed to end the day on a good note, this one’s the perfect fit,” said Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar book reviewer Kate Tully, who gave the book an excellent or four-star rating. “Veley’s good nature shines through in all her stories, giving the book a warmth that will appeal to anyone who enjoys feel-good horse stories.”

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"I've been riding with Gail for 11 years.
She taught me everything I know. Her 
barn is my second home. I just love it here." 
Student, Amber Foster


Gail Veley’s passion and unending love of horses and teaching led to her desire to write this book. Some of her career highlights include::

  • Being certified for more than 20 years with The American Riding Instructor’s Association.
  • Being a current and active rider, horse owner and show competitor.
  • Running Horse Camps and Horse Shows at The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center.
  • Training horse owners to obtain a more harmonious relationship with their horse.
  • Official Riding Instructor for The Southern Utah Autism Support Group
  • Judging dressage schooling shows, various breed shows and 4-H shows.
  • Dressage Demonstration Rider and Lecturer at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. April 2002
  • Clinic Participant with Grand Prix Dressage Trainer Kamila Dupont – 2010 – 2014
  • President 2008, Vice President 2006-2008 and Board Member 2002-2006 of The Color Country Equestrian Club
  • Dressage Schooling Show Manager – The Color Country Equestrian Club – 2003 to 2008
  • Instructor for The Ohio State University Physical Education Courses (Equine Program) – 1994 and 2000
  • Wrangler at Peaceful Valley Ranch in Colorado in 1987 and horseback riding instructor at Camp Lohikan in the Pocono Mountains in 1985 and 1986.
  • Eventer at the Beginner Novice, Novice and Training Levels.


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