Professional Instructor: Judy Mackenzie of Happy Horsemanship

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Judy Mackenzie riding Adele Sept 2023

Judy Mackenzie

Connect with Judy via her website:

Payson, AZ


  • Lessons/Clinics on-site
  • Travels for Lessons/Clinics
  • Obstacles available on-site
  • Youth Division Lessons
  • Offers Instruction to L4 Intermediate A

Judy Mackenzie

Payson, AZ
Judy Mackenzie USAWE Professional Instructor

Connect with Payson Riding Lessons or her website:


  • Lessons on farm
  • Clinics on and off farm

Judy Mackenzie has been active with Working Equitation for the last 5 years as an Instructor and Competitor, and is a USAWE Professional Instructor.

Judy rode from the age of 4 years old and grew up in the Pony Club and Riding Club Associations in England and Northern Ireland, competing in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. After a period in Spain, which included exercising and training Arabian horses, she then commenced a professional career with horses, earning Instructor Certifications with the British Horse Society, and becoming Stable Manager for a large riding establishment close to London with 28 staff and over 100 horses.

Judy Mackenzie now resides in Payson, AZ and offers Working Equitation private and group classes every week. She also travels to various locations in Arizona to conduct Working Equitation Clinics, and to put on both unaffiliated and affiliated Schooling Shows. Her Clinics always offer Newcomer Discounts, as she is committed to introducing Working Equitation to as many riders as possible.

Judy Mackenzie is passionate about introducing Youth riders to Working Equitation, and helping them to advance through the Levels. She works with youth riders, Pony Club Members and Equestrian High School Program Students in Arizona. She is a Member of the USAWE Youth Committee, and has a number of Youth riders in training that compete regularly in Working Equitation events.

Judy strongly believes in Working Equitation and the benefits that it can bring to riders from any other discipline, such as Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Trail Riding, Gymkhana and other Western Disciplines. She totally supports the fact that riders can join Working Equitation at a walk/trot level and progress to whichever Level meets the goals that the riders have for themselves and for their horses.

Judy is currently President of AZWEC, the largest Working Equitation Club in Arizona, and an Affiliated Organization with USAWE. This club is very active with a Schooling Show every month, and 6-7 Rated Shows every year. Clinics, workshops and classes are available throughout the year, further information can be found at

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