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Karen Hamilton-Duell

Manager | Owner


Karen brings a lifetime of experience to Casalae. Starting to ride at the age of seven, horses have been a part of her life ever since. Her competition record of wins speaks for itself, with 25 United States and Canadian National titles in Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, and Ladies Side Saddle. Karen takes great pride in all aspects of Casalae, from the quality care of the horses and facility to helping introduce many to the world of horses! She has a degree in Business Marketing and has been managing Casalae since 1987.

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Steven Duell

Manager | Coach | Judge


Steve has also been involved with horses for most of his life.  He holds his Arabian National/Regional level judges card as well as the Michigan 4-H, Open and MIHA cards.  Steve has helped coach many riders at Casalae Farms, helping them to achieve their goals and enjoys doing clinics to teach riders "from a judges perspective."


Cecilia Kurkowski

Lesson Instructor | 


Cecilia's passion for horses started when she was young and she has always been around them since. Cecilia earned her Bachelor's degree in Equine Science and Management from the University of Kentucky. She adopted her horse from a rescue while in college.

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