Summer Horse Camp 2017


Time to sign up for summer horse camp 2017!  Extreme Trail Camp takes place May 29 to June 3 at Carousel O Breeds farm in Montevallo, Alabama.  Campers will learn horsemanship, ride horses, have swim and craft time, and eat some great food!

Kids should bring their riding clothes, boots, helmet, bug spray, swim suit, towel, sleeping bag, pillow, play clothes, and snacks.  Each camper receives a trophy and a camp shirt.  Parents, friends, and family are invited to attend an end-of-camp performance on June 3 at the back arena.  Bring lawn chairs for the performance; Carousel O Breeds will provide the drinks.

Cost for camp is $485 for overnight camp; $450 for day camp; and $75 per day.  For more information, call Libby Shackelford at (205) 533-0432.  And be sure to save your spot by filling out the camp registration form located on the Forms tab of the website.

We look forward to a fun summer with your child making memories to last a lifetime!

Carouselobreeds.com Ms Libby

Extreme Trail Camp

Almost Time for Summer Camp 2017!

Extreme Trail Camp
Extreme Trail Camp 2016
Photo Credit: Southern Horse Talk

It’s time to start thinking about signing up for summer camp!

EXTREME TRAIL CAMP at Carousel O Breeds is May 29 – June 3. Go ahead and mark your calendars and be on the lookout for our camp sign-up form coming soon here on the website and over on our facebook page.

Kids have a great time riding, learning horsemanship, swimming, doing crafts, and more!  Every year, we have a great turnout of horse-loving kids who make lifelong friendships while becoming great little horsemen.

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting summer camp from Carousel O Breeds in Montevallo, Alabama.  For more information, call Libby Shackelford at 205-533-0432.

Carouselobreeds.com Ms Libby

Rodeo Clinic Carousel O Breeds

Meet Sky Cofer

Sky Cofer
Sky Cofer

Carousel O Breeds is proud to introduce our staff member, Sky Cofer, of Alabaster, Alabama.  Sky is daughter of Cindi and Brett Cofer.  Besides training and instructing at Carousel O Breeds in Montevallo, her accomplishments include:

  • IBRA Youth 1D Champion 2014
  • PK Ranch 4D Champion 2014
  • AHSRA Contestant 2015
  • Reserve Youth Timed Events HSC 2016
  • 4-H Regional Qualifier 2016
  • Extreme Cowboy Race Champion 2015
  • AOHA State Qualifier 2016
  • 4-H State Reined Cow Horse Champion 2016
  • Lawrence County Reserve Champion Cowgirl 2016

Sky also served as president of the Shelby County 4-H Horse Club from 2014 to 2015.  A few fun facts about Sky?  She drinks Coke like it’s going out of style and loves the color green.  Get to know Sky Cofer by stopping by Carousel O Breeds for a lesson.  Call Libby Shackelford for more information at 205-533-0432.

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Blue Award Ribbons

Summer Horse Fun

Happy Summer!  We’ve had such a fun summer at Carousel O Breeds with so much going on with our horse-loving kids.  I want to give you a summer news update of what’s been happening:

Blue Award RibbonsWe had a great group of kids compete at the Alabama 4-H Show in Montgomery, Alabama, in July.  Here is a list of the Carousel O Breeds winners:

  • MacKenzie Mcquire riding Radical Tiger
    • 1st Freestyle Dressage
CarouselOBreeds.com Mackenzie Mcquire
MacKenzie Mcquire and dad, Chris


  • Cate Dawson riding Durango
    • 1st in Boxing
    • top ten in Artwork and Photos
Cate Dawson
Cate Dawson and dad, Chip


  • Sky Cofer riding Bo
    • 2nd in Horse Judging
    • 1st Senior Team Demo
    • 2nd Arena Race Senior
    • 2nd Barrels Senior
    • 3rd Ranch Trail
    • 2nd Senior Ranch Riding
    • 1st Senior Boxing
    • Reserve High Point Ranch Division
  • Joy Owenby riding Peanut
    • 1st Senior Team Demo
    • 3rd Saddleseat Showmanship
    • 3rd Saddleseat Non Trotting Pleasure
    • 4th.Saddleseat Trail
    • 5th Saddleseat Non Trotting Geldings
Joy Owenby
Joy Owenby and dad, Randy


And from our 4-H Horse Club, here are the winners:

  • Kristina Howse
    • 2nd Senior Individual Demo
    • 2nd Saddle Seat Mares
    • Reserve Champion Saddle Seat Mares
    • 1st Senior Photography
    • 1st Senior Artistic Expression
    • 5th Saddle Seat Trail
    • 7th Saddle Seat Non Trotting Pleasure
Kristina Howse Photo
Kristina Howse Photo


On July 27, we are leaving for The Southern Regional Championship Show held in Perry, Georgia. Wish these competitors luck:

  • Sky Cofer
  • Joy Owenby
  • Cate Dawson

Big congratulations go out to these hard-working young riders, as well as thanks to their parents for letting us work with them to develop true horsemen!  I am proud of y’all!!!

CarouselOBreeds.com State 4-H Show Boxing

Carouselobreeds.com Ms Libby