Legacy Pines Performance Horses

Mary's training experiences have taken her from Ohio to Arizona and back again where she and husband, Will, are also breeding select mares and producing outstanding, athletic Arabians. She has trained and successfully shown many breeds including Arabians, Half Arabians, and Quarter Horses in all disciplines.

Having grown up showing Arabians, Mary's love of the working western horses lead her to Al-Marah Arabians in Tucson, Arizona, where she was an apprentice with former head trainer, Gary Ferguson of Sulphur Springs, Texas.  When she returned to Ohio she became the assistant trainer for Duane Esser of Esser Valley Arabians.

In 2004 she opened her own training business and became the head trainer at Stowe Arabians. Mary has learned from some of the best in the business. Along with Gary and Duane, she  has trained with NRHA trainers, All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champion, Brandon Brandt, and Bob Salyers. 

Patient and talented at breaking young horses, Mary's tenacity is now helping her succeed in the Arabian reining, sport horse, classical dressage, hunter, and western arenas.  She is now successfully promoting, training, and showing western dressage. 

Let Mary help you locate your next horse. As you browse the following pages if you see something that interests you, be sure to let her know.  Your next champion is waiting for you!

Mary was voted 2016 Region 14 Sport Horse Rider/Handler of the Year!

Welcome to the website of champion trainer, Mary Loden

2017 show season is over and what a year we had coming home with four Top 10's from Sport Horse Nationals!  Thank you to my clients for all your support this year!  I could not be as successful without you! 

Fall is upon us.  Are you looking for a place over the winter?  Limited stalls available for full care board.  Contact Mary today for boarding or training!

Fall is a great time to prepare for next show season.  Mary has some great sale horses available right now!  Contact Mary today!  Let her help you find your next Champion!


Located in Springfield, Ohio, Legacy Pines Performance Horses, formerly Loden Reining Horses, is a full-service marketing facility offering training, sales, and riding lessons in many disciplines.

Those who know Mary will agree that she is extremely passionate about her horses, their care, and their training.  She spends many hours in the barn getting to know each horse on a personal level.

Breeding, Training, Sales, and Lessons

Limited Full Care Boarding Available