About

The name “Miroir du Cheval”, loosely translated, means “Mirror of the Horse”.

 

Here at MC Equestrian we strive to offer professional, fun, educated instruction and training to both the horse and rider.  Our approach to training/teaching is that the horse is a direct reflection of the rider’s own biomechanics.

 

The definition of biomechanics is: "The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms."

If the rider is crooked and off balance, then the horse will be as well. It is our goal for the riders to learn and understand how their own body has a direct affect on the horse in the way it moves and performs. Understanding this makes you a better rider, competitor, and companion to your horse. No matter your riding discipline or style, biomechanics has something for everyone.

Biomechanics may be a key part of the training, but at the heart of our passion is using horses as a ministry to bring honor and glory to God. Like the horse reflects the rider, we choose to live our lives in reflection of Him.

Marilyn is a USDF Bronze Medalist and a Certified Instructor with the following organizations:
CHA - Certified Horsemanship Association – Master  Instructor & Clinician
PATH – Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship – Standard Instructor

Bio

Marilyn Coffey

"Like the horse reflects the rider, I choose to live my life in reflection of Christ."

I strongly believe I have been called to serve the Lord within the realm of horse ministry, using the horse to demonstrate godly principles and character qualities to people of all ages.

The Lord has given me a love for horses and a desire to be a light to those in the “horse world.” I have served as a volunteer Instructor/Trainer with a large variety of horse programs including therapeutic. I have been involved in a local 4H Horse Club and an equine Dressage Drill Team. I am currently an active member of local Dressage Societies and a CHA Clinician, Master Instructor and former Oklahoma's State Representative. I am also a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Certified Instructor.  In the summer of 2015, I earned my USDF Bronze Medal, and I have goals to soon earn my Silver. Currently I run my own business named Miroir du Cheral Equestrian LLC  (MC Equestrian for short), teaching and training both Western and English to all ages. After getting married in July 2017, the business moved from the Tulsa area to South OKC, then after a few years to Mineral Wells Texas. Now MC Equestrian is located in the Purcell OK area where I am accepting new clients for both training and lessons.  

I regularly go to events so I can continue my education because I believe that bettering myself means my students and peers also benefit.

 

I am grateful for the opportunities the Lord has provided for me to share with others as He is teaching me to trust Him.

 

Here at MC-Equestrian

We take advantage of every request and opportunity to pray, praise, and worship the Lord with our clients. We incorporate our evangelistic ministry into our lessons and training when it is accepted and encouraged by the client. We do this to honor and glorify God. The Lord has blessed this ministry with a unique calling to a special mission field, we hope to be a light to those in the "Horse World."

4Him Ranch
(Primary Training Facility)

4Him Ranch is owned and operated by a Christian couple who love the Lord and horses. Marilyn travels to 4Him Ranch for both teaching and training full time / on the regular. Clinics and workshops hosted on location regularly!

Facility Amenities Include:

  • Private location little to no noise! (Calm and peaceful atmosphere) 

  • Covered 100x150 foot arena (regularly worked footing)

  • Wind block/screens for winter months (Helps keep rain and snow out too)

  • Gravel driveway with plenty of room for trailer parking and turning around!

  • 7 stall barn 6 of which have runs attached (boarding slots are NOT available)

  • 6+ ac of pasture/turn out/hacking

  • Bathroom on sight ("Porter Potty" **cleaned weekly**)

  • Chairs available for viewing

  • Gathering area with table and chairs (great for social events).

Training slots and lessons are available!

(Lesson horses or boarding slots are NOT available at this time).

Marilyn's Lesson and Personal Horses
Lesson Horse Coming soon!

Currently in search of a lesson horse.

Ahrea Von G

The name 'Ahrea' means "Feathery Bird of Beauty"


Ahrea is a young Arabian Friesian cross that Marilyn bred herself. She is an 'up and coming' dressage star and Marilyn hopes to have a bright future with her. Her two older 1/2 siblings are competing at he highest levels in dressage and also at World competitions. She has one full bother who just sold to a "show home" in TX. Ahrea is the 1st foal and only daughter of OM EL Pashahn (sire). She is the 3rd foal and 2nd daughter of Cinke Van Stal Nuve (dam).

NFR's Double The Drama

NFR's Double the Drama, or "Desi" for short, is a registered paint mini that was broke to cart during the summer of 2011. Since then, she has been used for lead line lessons and practicing grooming for the very little ones. Desi loves kids and is super friendly.

Gallery

Pictured below are some past and present horses in training, activities or barns where Marilyn is currently teaching and/or training. As well as highlighted memories/moments for Marilyn. 

OM EL Pashahn

OM EL Pashahn

Pasha is an Arabian and the Sire of Marilyn's horse, Ahrea. He was trained by Marilyn from the ground up. At the age of 4, Pasha started his showing career with Marilyn as his trainer. This photo was taken two years later at his second Recognized Dressage show during his musical freestyle.

Jurgen Fan Bluffview

Jurgen Fan Bluffview

Jurgen is a pure bred Friesian. Marilyn has worked with Jurgen and shown him for a number of years. Both Jurgen and Marilyn truly had a very special bond and won numerous awards at the local and national level.

Lupo

Lupo

Summer of 2015 was when Marilyn earned her USDF Bronze Medal! The scores where accumulated over 4 years, and on three different horses: S.C. Wild Willie, Jurgen Fan Bluffview, and Lupo.

Anne Gribbons & Marilyn

Anne Gribbons & Marilyn

Marilyn has spent many years sitting under local and International Instructors including Anne Gribbons! Pictured here are Anne & Marilyn

Ella Von G

Ella Von G

This photo was taken during one of Ella's early training sessions with Marilyn. Ella was merely 6 weeks old when this photo was taken. Marilyn has worked with a number of babies, and she enjoys the process of early training.

Cinke Van Stal Nuve

Cinke Van Stal Nuve

"Silka" is a pure bred Friesian and the mother of Marilyn's horse, Ahrea. Talented and smart, Silka is a favorite of Marilyn's to ride. In the summer of 2016, at a local schooling show competing in Western Dressage on Silka, Marilyn earned her highest Western Dressage score to date... a 76.8%

Ahrea Von G

Ahrea Von G

Ahrea is a gray Friesian / Arab cross owned by Marilyn. This Mare is full of talent, calm and willing to please. Ahrea is the 1st foal and only daughter of OM EL Pashahn (sire). She is the 3rd foal and 2nd daughter of Silka (dam). And Ahrea is a 1/2 sister to Ella Von G (all of whom are picture in this album). Marilyn is looking forward to the growth and development of this horse and plans to show her soon!

S.C. Wild Willie

S.C. Wild Willie

A 'jack-of-all-trades', Willie was one very special horse to Marilyn! Willie was a Racing Quarter Horse, then later, was trained as a 4H horse. Years later, when Marilyn was 14 she was introduced to Willie as her new lesson horse. Two years later, Marilyn purchased Willie as her personal show horse. After many blue ribbons and showing at all kinds of shows, Marilyn retired Willie and taught lessons with him. In the summer of 2016, at the old age of 24, Willie breathed his last in Marilyn's arms.

Raffles

Raffles

At the age of 15, Marilyn's dream of owning her very own horse finally became true. Raffles was in her late teens and barely saddle broke when Marilyn found her, but in a short while they were both showing in 4H and having a blast! Raffles was not only Marilyn's first horse, but also Marilyn's first training project. After 8 happy years together, Raffles developed a heart condition and was laid to rest.

Trial by Fyre

Trial by Fyre

Young and talented "Fyre" is a Andalusian cross. he is owned by Cheryl West and when the occasion arises Cheryl often asks Marilyn to work with him to get him ready and present him in the show ring.

Ima Thumping Paddenstug

Ima Thumping Paddenstug

In this photo (taken in 2015), "Thumper" was a young 6 year old at his very first dressage show. Marilyn was asked by the owner/breeder to present the horse with the intent to sell. Shortly after his very successful show, he was sold to his forever home.

Eagle Wings Ranch in Newcastle

Eagle Wings Ranch in Newcastle

EWR is a equine rescue with vision is to inspire hope and encourage healing in the hearts, minds and souls of injured horses and grieving and hurting people by sharing the redeeming love of Christ with them. In short, they educate the public about horse slaughter and rescue and provide free of charge horse interaction to people who have been through some type of trauma. Marilyn travels to EWR for clinics, training and lessons.

4Him Ranch

4Him Ranch

4Him Ranch is owned and operated by a Christian couple who love the Lord and horses. Marilyn travels to 4Him Ranch for both teaching and training full time / on the regular. Clinics and workshops hosted on location regularly!

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