~~Upper School Members: Maggie Barnes(Team Captain), Kate Baugh, Lindsay Guynn, Luke Guynn, Audrey Nankervis, Diana Webster, Brecken Schaefer, Mykel Lanteri(Team Captain), Gracie Goad, Missy Lindquist, Hannah Sueper, Rilley Dhaliwal, Charlie Sue Pates, Maddie Callaway, Danielle Wolfe, Ellie Sawvel and Mikaela Harrigfeld.
~~Middle School Members: Kiowa Stetson, Taylor Cave, Renee McCray, Zander Schumann, Kaitlynn Hanes, and Saquora Glasser.
Mark was born and raised in Manitou Springs, Colorado
where he led trail rides through the Garden of the Gods as a youth. He graduated from Lamar Community College with an Associates degree in Horse Management and Training, and went on to complete an internship with renowned AQHA breeder and judge, Joe Taylor, in Moab, Utah. Following his brief sojourn in Utah, Mark returned to Colorado and started Guynn Training Center, LLC now located in the beautiful foothills of Berthoud. He and his wife, Jan, were married in 1992 and have 14 year old twins, Luke and Lindsay, who are well on their way to becoming the next in the line of accomplished riders.
Mark and wife Jan both sit on the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors, and have been heavily involved in the youth program for many years with multiple associations. Mark is the AQHA committee chair for the Region 8 Committee, and serves as a liaison to the local affiliate. Mark is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association, and remains elected to that Board of Directors for 2014. Mark holds his AQHA, NRHA, and NRCHA judge’s cards. He is a NRHA money earner, and has consistently produced both AQHA and APHA world show qualifiers.
Mark is most proud of his youth and non-pro clients, many of whom have qualified for World Show competition themselves. In 2012 he took four youth to the AQHYA World Show in Reining, Haiden and Hunter DeJane, Shelby Diede, and Alyssa Neiberger, who finished 14th in that event. This same group qualified for the Novice World Championship in 2012, it’s inaugural year, and ended up in the ribbons in the Youth Reining, and Geldings. In 2013, Mark had 4 youth qualify for the AQHA Youth World Show in multiple events; Hunter DeJane who made the Shoot Out in the Ranch Horse Pleasure, Matt Lange finishing 4th in the Ranch Horse Pleasure and 12th in the Working Cowhorse, and Lindsay Guynn showing for her first time at the World Show. At the 2013 Novice World Show, Chauna Scanga placed 7th in the Novice Amateur Showmanship, Shelley Diede ended up 10th in the Novice Amateur Reining, and Lindsay Guynn finished in the Top Twenty in the Novice Youth Reining. Whizzy Harper was a finalist in the Amateur Ranch Horse Pleasure at the AQHA World Show. Sallie Broaddus finished 11th out of 120 limited Non Pros at the NRHA North American Affiliate Championship Show.
In 2014, Mark took both Luke and Lindsay to the AQHYA World Show, qualifying in Reining and Ranch Horse Pleasure. In August he had two competitors, Shelley Diede and John Karabatsos, qualify for their first time at the AQHA Select World, and he will have 5 compete at the Novice World, Shelley Diede, Chauna Scanga, Judy Bretz, and Luke and Lindsay Guynn.
Mark’s prefers to work with his horses and riders as TEAMS, arming each student with the knowledge and skill level to advance and compete on their own. Challenging them to become self sufficient, he promotes synergy to take both horse and rider as far as they can go together as a team. His track record demonstrates that his approach pays off in the show pen. On off days when Mark is not coaching, judging or training, he enjoys spending time with his family or working on his second “love” - golf.
2101 S. Country Rd. 23E
Berthoud, CO 80513
Jan Guynn as President
Kennedy Synder as VP
Debby Hammack as Secretary
Mark Guynn as Director