Maddox Family Farm
Family Run. Family Owned. Family Loved.
The Maddox Family Farm started as a dream. Kelly and her sister, Kieran, rode together when
they were young and always dreamed of the opportunity to create a barn of their own. With the
help of their brother, Kevin, this dream became reality. At the beginning of 2022 they moved
into the Maddox Family Farm. With lots of help from the barn family, they prepared the facility
for 35 horses to move in. It was an amazing sight! Painting, cleaning, repairing, upgrading and
lots of love was put in to the opening. It was a vision that will never be forgotten.
Currently, Kelly, heads the training portion of the business and oversees all business aspects.
Kelly travels to rated shows around California, Oregon, Nevada and across the country. Kieran
Dulik, wears many hats! She manages our horses care from farrier to the vet to their overall
health and well being. In addition, Kieran manages our IEA Team and the Tri-Valley Classic
Horse Shows that the farm hosts. Ashleigh Culiver, is also a part of the Maddox family and
manages the Riding Academy, Summer Camps and also the introduction of KMT Corporate
Events. Behind the scenes you may see Paul, Kieran’s husband, working around the property.
Paul is our ‘go to guy’ for property maintenance and repairs.
At the end of the day, we all look around and still find it hard to believe that our dream became a
reality. Every day, we work hard to make the Maddox Family Farm the best place for our
horses and riders. A place filled with hard work, long days and lots of love.
Meet The Team
Owner / Trainer
Kelly started riding at the age of 7, while living in Japan. Kelly’s family moved every 2-3 years, and with every move, the passion for horses followed. As a young rider, Kelly had the opportunity to learn from many well known trainers, including; Gry and Duncan McFarlane, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Mickey Hayden and several others. Kelly has won multiple Medal Finals and while living in Canada, qualified for The Royal Winter Fair (Comparable to going East in the US). Kelly has been in business out of Shiloh West Equestrian Center since 2003. In this time, Kelly has developed a successful riding academy, leading IEA team, summer camp program, and competitive show stable traveling from coast to coast to reach our goals. Kelly feels that the trainer is the leader of a group of riders and horses and that horsemanship and sportsmanship should be taught and demonstrated by example. With this in mind, Kelly has established a fantastic group of riders that are both supportive of each other and very responsible when it comes to the care of their horses. Kelly’s goal as your trainer: ”To teach you how to think for yourself so that you learn to better understand your horse. Furthermore, to set short and long term goals for each rider and horse, individually. Lastly, to have fun doing what we are all so passionate about…riding our horses, whether it is taking lessons or competing on the A-circuit.”
Barn Manager / Trainer
Kieran began riding at the age of 6, when she begged her mom for lessons. That was the beginning of her lifelong love for horses! Her family moved overseas for several years and she STILL found places to ride, even in Japan! Upon returning to the US, at 14, Kieran finally got her very own horse and never looked back. During her years as a junior rider she competed in the junior hunters (and jumpers), and her favorite, the equitation and medals! Over the years Kieran was lucky enough to ride with lots of outstanding trainers: Lowry Jones, Laura Stern, Hiedi Cowley, Gry McFarlane,
and Victor Hugo-Vidal...Just to name a few!
In later years, Kieran's growing family settled down in Northwest Indiana where her three kids grew up. Her girls, also horse lovers, began riding and showing under her guidance. There were not a lot of trainers close by to help coach her girls, so she opened Castle Heart Farms over 18 years ago to train and coach riders of all ages. Definitely a family operation! Her riders competed in local and regional rated shows, and each year the team had riders qualifying for medal finals and year end awards.
Coaching others and barn management has always been something she loved to do, and Kelly had been asking her to join Team KMT for a very long time...to bring her experience west. This Fall of 2020, it was the right time to do just that! She now joins our team as the Barn Manager at Team KMT, and we are very excited to have her!
Riding Academy Manager / Trainer
Ashleigh has been riding ever since she can remember! Not only riding but assisting her trainer/mom with lessons has always been a great joy and fun for her. In her younger career she competed as a junior rider in the pony divisions on her trusty steed "True Magic" or Merlyn. Soon after she moved up to the Children's Hunter Division on their families heart horse, "True Bravado" or Biggie. Here at the Maddox Family Farm we dedicate barns, arenas, etc to horses that have passed in our family. The Riding Academy aisle is dedicated to Biggie, lovingly named "Biggie's Alley".
In later years, Ashleigh graduated college and then married her husband Collin. While living in Indiana after getting married, Ashleigh missed riding and wanted to get back into teaching. Luckily, her aunt Kelly was in search of a Riding Academy Manager and Trainer! Moving all the way across country with two cats is not for the faint of heart, nevertheless, Ashleigh and Collin made the drive and landed at the beginning of 2022!
Teaching for Ashleigh has truly become a passion and she is looking forward to her future with KMT!
RA Assistant Trainer
Skylar joined Team KMT when switching from western to English. Starting in the riding academy, horses like cocoa and cupcake grew her love for horses and she never looked back. Fast forward 5 years, she now enjoys helping other horse enthusiasts learn everything from riding and horsemanship to growing their own love and understanding of horses like kmt’s trainers did for her. With her new mount Carlos, she looks forward to expanding her show resume in the equitation!