Shawn Mulinix

A good friend of mine says that some kids are born with the “Horse Lovers“gene.

Maybe that is why some kids are eager to learn all around horsemanship, cleaning stalls and all!

I started Howdy Hooves horse camp Six years ago so that I could introduce riding and horsemanship to the young horse enthusiast.

Many of the Howdy Hooves campers have gone on to become horseman, leasing or owning a horse of their own.All have had fun while riding and learning basic horsemanship.

Lindy Spence


Lindy started riding at Saddle Up Stables when she was 6 years old. She has now been riding for 10 years. Since starting riding, she has shown at the Hendricks County Fair and many other open shows. She loves helping at camp and being a person that kids can look up to as she remembers the impact those around her made on her when she first started riding. Lindy has now owned her horse, Six, for 5 years. She has been able to have many great experiences within 4-H and helping at Howdy Hooves. She has gained great friendships and learned many valuable lessons through Howdy Hooves and hopes to be able to help more kids learn this year.

Sam Ahlgrim

Sam gained a passion for horses from her daughter, Molly. Sam and her daughter enjoy helping Shawn with her horses and learning all they can at her stables. They are both very excited to be a part of camp this summer.

Sam is also mother of four kids, Molly, Lyla, Josiah, and Elijah and wife to Josh. Sam is a former teacher and loves working with kids. Her passion for kids and animals will make her an excellent addition to the Howdy Hooves team this summer.




Katie Graham

A Junior in high school, Katie has been riding horses for the past five years! She started her riding career at Howdy Hooves Summer Camp and began taking lessons at Saddle Up Stables soon after. She now shows in 4H as well as Hendricks County Horseman’s’ Club and enjoys trail riding. Katie says working with horses has given her unique opportunities and opened many doors for her to meet new people and learn new things. Katie is looking forward to a new year with eager learners and the next generation of horse lovers!