Lindsey Kahn is a lifelong equestrian based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is dedicated to helping fellow riders find saddles to help them achieve their goals without sacrificing the comfort of their beloved horses. As a rider and horse owner, she has experienced first-hand the harmful effects of poor saddle fit on a horse’s performance and health, which sparked her passions for saddle fitting and County saddles.
Lindsey completed the extensive training provided by the Master Saddlers Association in 2016 and is proud to be the exclusive County Saddlery representative for the state of Minnesota. Her training enables her to balance a rider’s seat, compensate for a horse’s asymmetry, and improve overall equine movement and performance through proper saddle fit.
Understanding that the keys to a sound, willing equine partner include all tack and equipment, Lindsey decided to further her education in bridle and bit fitting. In 2017, she was honored to receive the Loriner’s Award for the highest-placed Foundations of Bits and Bitting student by The Academy – Neue Schule, and received the Certificate of Achievement for completing her Mathematics of Bits and Bitting coursework with Distinction. After earning her Lantra Certificate of Training and Assessment in Lorinery Science in 2018, Lindsey continued her training and completed the CPD-Accredited Horse Bit Fit Bridle Fitting coursework with Distinction and became Minnesota’s exclusive House of Montar bridle fitter in 2019.
Lindsey has ridden, worked with, and loved horses her entire life. She owns a 2016 Irish Sport Horse mare named Flagmount’s Phoenix (“Roku,”) a 2017 Irish Sport Horse mare named WL Touch of the Hops (“Hops”), and a 2003 Rocky Mountain gelding named Amigo’s Gray Hawk (“Griffin”). When she isn’t fitting tack or riding, Lindsey enjoys drawing, traveling, good food, and loud music. She also developed the innovative Do Or Do Knot Rope Halters, which are custom made to fit each horse with options such as snap attachments, breakaways, and a variety of colors and styles.
Lindsey is a member, associate, or volunteer with:
United States Equestrian Federation
United States Eventing Association
United States Dressage Federation
Central States Dressage and Eventing Association
Dead Broke Saddle Club
Rocky Mountain Horse Association
Minnesota Hunter Jumper Association
Safe and Sound Saddle Fit/County Saddlery Minnesota proudly sponsors the following trainers, events, and organizations:
Alexis Anderson (Ad Astra Eventing), Emerald WI
Olivia Caspers, Woodbury MN
Danielle Koeppen, Amery WI
Sarah Malecha (BAM Eventing), Lakeville MN
Rachel Quale (Four Thunders Farm), Leonard MN
Ingvill Ramberg (Woodloch Stable), Hugo MN
Michael Sjerven (Sjerven Dressage), MN/WI
Suzette Sontag (Smart Start Stable), Somerset WI
Julie Stenslie (Wildwood Eventing Team), Maple Grove MN
Stewart Underhill (Alpine Farm), Long Lake MN
Val & Larry Vetos (Volte Equestrian), Princeton MN
Linda Von Weymarn (Harmony Horse Farm/Sensible Riding), Forest Lake MN
Toni Wasilensky (Legacy Stables/Simple Changes), Brainerd MN
Jenny Zimmerman (TurnAbout Dressage), Stillwater MN
2020 Woodloch Stable Eventing Derby Sponsor
Are you an active trainer or do you ride with a trainer who is looking to add County Saddlery as a sponsor? If so, we have a fabulous sponsorship package for you! You expect the best, so come and ride with the team that is Best For Backs! Contact Lindsey for details.
About County Saddles
County Saddlery, Inc. is based in Woodbine, Maryland with saddle craftsmanship taking place at their factory in England. Resisting the trend toward cheaper production methods using foam rubber panels and plastic trees, County Saddles continue to be handmade on laminate beechwood trees covered in the world’s finest leather, with pure wool-flocked panels to maximize your horse’s comfort and fit.
County Saddlery’s traditional methods take longer and require a higher degree of craftsmanship, but once you sit in a County, Lindsey is confident you will agree that the results are clearly worth it. Although County makes custom saddles for many of the world’s leading riders, their commitment to quality and detail is reflected in every saddle they make, including the one they will make for you. If interested in trying a County saddle, Lindsey has an extensive set of demo saddles that you can try at your location.
Visit the County Saddlery website to learn more about how County Saddles can help you and your horse stay safe and sound as you reach your riding and competition goals.