Kirkland, WA – Recently relocated in the heart of Washington state, conveniently close to Seattle and minutes to Bellevue, young professional Alexis Taylor Silvernale’s Aleron Training Stables is becoming one of the foremost hunter jumper programs in the northwest region.
In November, Silvernale celebrated the purchase of the beautiful KGF Equestrian Performance Training Center in Kirkland, WA. As the sole private program at the center, Aleron Training Stables is now able to offer superior training for all levels.
Exquisitely arranged on 3.5 acres, the facility houses up to 55 horses with numerous sophisticated features, including new state-of-the-art footing and lighting for both the indoor and outdoor rings, a reworked drainage system in all 15 weather-friendly paddocks, a padded round pen and S3 automatic treadmill, and extensive security features such as on-site staff, 24-hour security cameras, and fire sprinklers.
Clients can enjoy the beauty of the facility from luxurious rider lounges that overlook both rings. Both horse and rider are protected from the Washington winter elements with center-wide heaters as well as rubberized, matted flooring in the grooming bays and walkways.
Outside of the arena, Aleron clients can take advantage of the center’s breathtaking scenery and over twenty miles of trail riding thanks to its proximity and private entrance to the Bridle Trails State Park.
Excelling in Her Field
As head trainer and owner, Silvernale offers clients extensive and in-depth coaching thanks to a superb equestrian career already under her belt. Her junior and amateur accomplishments include a two-time win in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals Northwest, tricolors and exposure at the Indoor circuit in the hunter and equitation rings, and the first of many Grand Prix wins at just sixteen years of age.
Silvernale also brings an educated business background to Aleron, having attended Seattle’s own Lakeside School followed by New York University’s Stern School of Business. After earning her degrees, she had a successful portfolio management career on Wall Street. She then returned to Seattle to run a manufacturing business, employing over 150 individuals, and ultimately find her way back to her true passion in horses.
In her first year as a professional, Silvernale earned the High Score Developing Professional Award at the WCHR West Coast Spectacular, as well as qualified her young pre-green horse Campari for the Pre-Green Incentive Championships in Kentucky.
“Campari didn’t know how to jump around a course or his lead changes during the winter circuit at HITS, but he’s blossomed into a confident hunter,” Silvernale explained. “I was so proud of him marching around the courses in Lexington at the Incentive Championships.”
Alexis Silvernale and Campari, photo by Totem Graphics
At the conclusion of the show season, Silvernale was awarded the National Reserve Champion title in World Championship Hunter Rider program in two divisions, Developing Professional Rider and the Developing Professional Owner.
Top-Notch Training and Impeccable Care
From a custom training program to customized care for each individual horse and rider, Silvernale makes certain that Aleron maintains a philosophy of unparalleled horse care and riding instruction, an aspect that she feels is paramount to success. With a true passion for the sport, Silvernale recognizes the tremendous efforts that these equine athletes make each day and is committed to keeping them healthy and happy so they can continue to perform at extraordinary levels.
In the first year of working in this impeccable program, Aleron clients are quickly proving to be top-ribbon contenders in every arena. The talented rider is quick to thank her dedicated staff and clients for all of their support.
“Turning professional was a perfect career move. It takes a village and I’ve got a great staff,” said Silvernale. “I feel just as good if not better when my clients do well. It is so rewarding to watch them excel.”
Silvernale invites riders to join the team at Aleron Training Stables and experience the consummate level of care that makes it a premier training program. Without a doubt this team will excel in hunters, jumpers and equitation from coast to coast.