Success in Saddles

Success In Saddles is a resource for, emerging equestrian professionals and those in under served equestrian markets as well as established professionals wanting a collaborative experience. Through camps, clinics, continuing education and skill development, clients have access to a networking support system and equestrian skill development that focuses on personal and strategic accomplishments.


The Wave of the Future in Wellness

Magna Wave
Certified Practitioner

Whether equine, human, or small animal, Magna Wave PEMF can help improve performance, relieve pain, improve sleep, and prevent illness. Magna Wave PEMF therapy is widely used around the world on athletes and everyday people as well as equine athletes and small animals.


Equine Performance

Pre/Post Event Treatment
Improve Performance and Recovery

Small Animals

Immediate Results
Improves the Quality of Life

Athletic Performance

Relieves Pain
Muscle and Joint Inflammation

Promoting Healing and Pain Relief

PEMF works by improving cellular function and health at the molecular level. The process enhances the body’s ability to heal itself and relieve pain quickly and naturally. This allows for improved training with less pain and injury, which leads to better performance and potentially longer career.


    The process enhances the body’s ability to heal itself and relieve pain quickly and naturally.


    A safe non-invasive alternative to conventional medicine that is natural, drug-free, and has no side effects or risks.


    Magna Wave PEMF therapy is widely used around the world and has helped hundreds.

What We Do Best

Every horse trainer or riding instructor wishes for more hours in the day, more hands, another set of eyes, a real pro who can help them without threatening them.

A common mantra among these professionals is “Call Ellen.” Veteran horsewoman Ellen Beard, and her Success In Saddles program, is at the forefront of a new trend in the show horse world the equestrian sharpshooter.

“In the highly competitive business of showing horses, it’s hard for trainers to find a trustworthy colleague with whom we can collaborate without worrying about losing a client,” said Kellie Wendling Budd of Select Show Horses in Sheridan, IN. “Ellen is like the fairy Godmother who pops in with those sharp, seasoned eyes of hers peeled to my riders and horses, and she shows me things that I might miss because I see them all the time. She can sharpen a rider’s timing like no one I’ve ever seen. She comes for a weekend, or joins us at a show for a few days. And then, poof, she’s gone again, leaving me with great ideas, happy clients and a fresh perspective.”

Through intensive instruction, clinics, and continuing education, clients have access to a networking support system and equestrian skill development program that focuses on personal and strategic accomplishments. We use a holistic approach to promote discovery and awareness by emphasizing the individual nuances of each show horse breed, their owners, professionals and respective associations. The S.I.S. program is used by many of the nation’s leading trainers and instructors to put that razor sharp edge on their horses and riders. Book a custom camp or clinic at your facility or farm today!

Our business is designed to support the equine professional with services to make the work day a little easier. We offer many tools for both the horse and rider that have been field tested by the most successful equestrians in the industry and from multiple disciplines and breeds. Bring us a challenge and we will work together to find a solution.

See what people are saying about Success In Saddles!

  • “The impact that the Success in Saddles program has brought to our farm is immeasurable. Ellen’s ability to cultivate a picture in her mind and convey it to the rider is remarkable. Each time she leaves our farm I feel empowered as an instructor and trainer with better tools. With the influence of services of the attention to detail, the capability to convey the message of timing of the rider and balance and bringing the best out of being a influential coach, the SIS program brought our farm to a new level. We look forward to where our collaboration will bring us in years to come.”

    Olivia Piatt Champion Hill Farm, LLC
  • “As someone new to the sport, working with Success in Saddles (SIS) has been a rewarding learning experience. Ellen Beard and Hannah Sette create a challenging but supportive environment that has allowed me to build confidence in my riding abilities and to create a partnership with my horse. One of the distinguishing features of training with SIS is their use of Iron Wear Gear. This gear has aided me in strengthening my core muscles and improving my seat and timing. Success in Saddles offers a truly holistic approach to riding.”

    Nicole Berry Gottfried
  • “For many years Ellen Beard instructed our daughters on the finer points of Saddle Seat Equitation and great horsemanship. Ellen was a wonderful coach and mentor to our three girls. She helped to elevate their skills and taught them not only how to ride better, but also how to set goals, accomplish them and continue to improve in their sport. Ellen also assisted us in obtaining the correct tack, practice horses, and clothing to enhance their overall performance in the show ring. Most importantly, Ellen instilled in our girls a great work ethic, discipline and the importance of great sportsmanship.” “Our experience with Ellen contributed to broadening our horizons about the wonderful opportunities in the show horse industry.”

    Susan Dell Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • “My lesson students are improving their balance, strength and steadiness with the help of the Iron Wear. The Knuckle Iron glove is one of my favorites to put on riders with ‘bouncy hands’ to create more quiet hands, especially with younger riders. I’ve had riders with the vest and chaps on and they feel more balanced, secure, and more aware of their own body in the saddle, as well as finding their center on the horse. As a riding instructor, this gear is a wonderful tool to have riders increase their awareness of what they communicate to the horse.”

    Sarah Krueger Riding Instructor at Abby Road Farm
  • " I sometimes feel like an Ellen Beard stalker. My first experience with Ellen was at a clinic in MN. I had been showing for some time, had several different trainers as I moved around the country. I had reached a point where I was a robot on a horse. I responded to what I was told, not what I felt. In the short time I rode with Ellen, my confidence in the feel was restored and I was convinced she was a miracle worker. A couple of years later, I ended up in Memphis. I had a saddlebred at the time, but the area was a saddlebred vacuum. I was fortunate enough to meet another woman that also had a saddlebred. She asked if I wanted to drive to Paducah (3 hours) to take lessons. To my surprise and joy, the lesson instructor was Ellen. Close to two years of instruction was the best 2 years of riding I have had. Since then, I have tried to figure out ways to ride with her. I tried to sponsor a clinic to have here in AZ, but had to cancel. Thanks to another rider in the area, we were able to get her to come for a few days, where I rode as often as possible. It was excellent. She has the unique ability to teach you how to adjust to each horse and also what to look for as you change horses. She explains to you in detail, why you do what you do for each circumstance. You get custom instructions instead of the basic, “sit up straight”, “heels down”, “look ahead”. So as you ride, you learn about what you are doing and why you are doing it. Needless to say, anyone I ride with knows I will travel the globe for an opportunity to ride with Ellen. I have even tailored my job search to end up near enough to ride with her. Having ridden all over the country, I can’t say enough about Ellen. She is my mentor, my idol for horses, and hopefully a friend."

    Jill Mari Embry
  • “I met Ellen many years ago and began working with her through my Morgan trainer, Mary Carlton, at Crystal Farms Equestrian Center.  Ellen has been a huge part of making me into the rider I am today. Her love and dedication to a rider, horse, and instructor is incomparable. The Iron Wear Fitness products that she uses has helped me build strength and become confident in my own body position, and allowing me to focus on building my horsemanship skills.  Ellen strives to make each rider well rounded.  She encourages strong and correct form but at the end of the day she wants everyone to be able to ride a horse the best they possibly can.  I always felt confident knowing Ellen was right there to help at any second.”

    Cameron Kay