Mark Harrell Horse Shows
Kathy Avolt - owner
3930 Old Romney Rd
Lafayette, IN 47909
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Welcome to Mark Harrell Horse Shows! 

There is no “I” in team & there is no “I” in Mark Harrell Horse Shows. The goal of our team is to make your show experience a little bit better each time you step into the arena. We want exhibitors of all levels to feel appreciated as they understand if the exhibitor is not at the show, the team is not at the show.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the team members involved with Mark Harrell Horse Shows.

Kathy Avolt of Lafayette, IN purchased Mark Harrell Horse Shows January 1, 2017. She has served in many different positions and has more than 15 years of competitive speech in her background & previously served as the editor of a state Quarter Horse association’s magazine and web site.  She understands the running of shows, having been both an exhibitor and show manager, having managed her first Quarter Horse show at the age of 16 for local 4-H club.  Back at home, Kathy does freelance advertising & logo design, specializing in the real estate industry.  In her free time, she landscapes & hardscapes for 'therapy' !(Photo courtesy Studio 19 Photography.)

Peggy Gander has been working the various shows for more than 9 years. Though originally from Iowa, now calls Rockwall, TX home along with her husband Steve and their dog Lucy and 2 horses - Lester & Termite.  Peggy has always had horses and has shown Barrel Racing for many years and has been successful in the Team Roping as well.  In fact, she was the Rookie Of The Year for the WPRA in the Great Lakes Circuit. Peggy is an accomplished photographer and shoots many of the top rodeo and barrel racing events throughout the country.  You can see examples of her work at her website (Photo courtesy of Brittany Bevis)


Scott Neuman of Billings, MT is an AQHA professional horseman, Rocky Mountain College equestrian program director, horse trainer, judge for AQHA, NSBA, APHA, WCHA and father of 2. He is now happily undertaking the responsibility of horse show management. He says, ‘So far I have immensely enjoyed learning this new facet of the equestrian industry and have had the opportunity to work with and learn from the very best in the business. Loving this new opportunity. I think everyone should explore as many facets of the horse show industry as possible. It makes me a better judge, exhibitor and manager.’

Christian Jauntig, of New City, NY will start to be seen more with the company in 2017 and beyond. He has been working horse shows since he was 11 years old. He started as a Ring Steward volunteer for his local committee and very quickly moved up to announcer, then Show Manager and Secretary. When not at the horse shows, he can be found in his office assisting clients with their Personal, Business and even some Equine Insurance policies. He is a licensed Insurance agent in the state of NY and the agency does business in multiple states. He lives with his family in NY and NJ, along with his German Shepherd dog, Simon.


Casey Presler, of Venice, FL has worked in the horse show industry for over 8 years. She really enjoys her positions at horse shows including a ring steward, in-gate and secretary. Casey works many multiple breed horse shows including AQHA, APHA, and USEF. She grew up competing in AQHA and it continues to be her favorite. When she is not working horse shows, she enjoys the beach, boating and riding.


Brenda Dunbar, Pilot Point, TX is originally from CA where for more than 30 years she trained professionally. She primarily focused on the competitive trail classes including training the  World Champion Jr and Sr trail the same year with her daughter, Ashley. She retired from training in 2008 and moved to TX in 2015; She has worked AQHA and NRHA shows since. She has 3 children, 1 grandchild and 2 dogs.


If Mark Harrell Horse Shows can assist with an upcoming show of yours, please email us for additional information. We look forward to meeting new exhibitors and associations. It is our pleasure working with you.

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