About Us

Stephanie Barnard is Terra Gait Stables Head Trainer. She has extensive training in her lifetime career working in the equestrian industry. Her career started attending Kirkwood College in the Horse Science Program. While attending Kirkwood she began teaching lessons to beginner and advanced riders. Her work history includes working for several different stables giving lessons in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Saddleseat, Trail Riding, Hunt Seat and Dressage. Stephanie also provides quality horse training from starting out to advanced performance.

With her vast knowledge and her experience in so many different disciplines, Stephanie is the cornerstone to our lesson and training programs.



Established in 2014 by John and Michaela Henricksen, owner/operators, Terra Gait Stables offers horse boarding, riding lessons and training. 


Michaela was born and raised in Iowa. Her father always had horses on the farm, so she was exposed at an early age - initiating a lifelong love of horses. She joined 4-H, took riding lessons and was involved in showing early on.

Fulfilling a lifelong dream of having a stable

Michaela runs the day to day operations of the facility while John handles the finances and maintenance.

Together with our mutual love of horses, we have made it our mission to help others fulfill their passion of horses by providing them with access to our quality boarding facility.