Our Team


 Missy Jo Hollingsworth

 CEO & Founder | Trainer

(859) 750-7568 me@missyjo.com

 Mark Clark

Loving Husband & Maintenance Manager

 Taylor Douglas

 Breeding Manager / Rider


Macey Royal

Assistant Trainer & Ocala Barn Manager



Professional Co-pilot


Saddle Lake was created in April of 1996 by Missy Jo. Spring of 2023 Saddle Lake Ocala was opened after a year of painstaking  details. Her family including her kids, husband, and parents have been important in the development of the farms. A lifestyle of Kentucky Horse farm life and dedication to the animals and farm which now extends to the Florida farm.

Missy Jo is a well respected trainer. In 2021 & 2023, she was Leading Trainer at the USHJA Young Pony Championships. In 2016 she received the Professional Trainer Award from KHJA at Medal Finals. The Campbell County Ky Conservation District named her  Cooperator of the Year for her Conservation efforts in 2013. University of Cincinnati named her University of Cincinnati Coach of the  Year, where she has been the coach for the University of Cincinnati’s Equestrian team since 2007. Kentucky Quarter Horse  Association named her “Trainer of the Year” for five years (’03-’05, ’07, ’08 & ‘11). Over the years she has been USEF Leading  Breeding, USEF Leading Owner multiple times, and Leading trainer at the USHJA Young Pony Championship,

Over the years, Missy Jo has had many champion horses and clients at Devon, Capital Challenge, WIHS, USEF Pony Finals, USHJA Young Pony Championships, World Champion Hunter Rider Series, Kentucky Nationals, Upperville, Brandywine, Raleigh Indoor,  Highfields, Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, WEC, WEF, and the USHJA Young Pony Championship. In addition Missy Jo has bred and  raised Quarter Horse Hunters. This has led to Wins at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, International Buckskin Horse  Association World Show, American Quarter Horse Youth World Show, American Quarter Horse Select World Show, and the American  Quarter Horse World Show. Missy Jo, and her carefully selected Saddle Lake Team, strive to make Saddle Lake an industry  leader in developing horses and riders to their maximum abilities. 



Saddle Lake offers an internship program where students will become immersed in the horse industry. Interns will learn the ins-and-outs of breeding, mare and foal care, horse care, veterinary care, farrier work, horse training, showing, etc. On site housing is available for interns that are out of town.

Interned Summer 2014

Student of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland

Completed her horse husbandry hours at Saddle Lake

Their testimonies are on our home page and testimonial page.

Internships are available! Contact us today!