60 Years Of Equestrian Adventures
and Excellence in Horsemanship

Barbara H. Callihan founded Happy Hoof Beats (HHB) Equestrian Center in 2005. HHB offers personalized individual and group coaching programs that enables riders of all ages and skill level to achieve their goals and enjoy their equestrian journey. Located in Pahrump, an hour west of Las Vegas towards Death Valley National Park, this facility borders Bureau of Land Management land with open riding available all the way to California. The Equestrian Center also features the Southwest’s first state-of-the-art Extreme Mountain Trail Course that gives riders the skills to navigate local trails safely and confidently and participate in the emerging trail discipline. Above all, the Equestrian Center welcomes people from all walks of life to be a part of equestrian fellowship and have the opportunity to develop horsemanship skills that lead to personal transformation.


On Hiatus:
Equestrian Coaching Edge™



This innovative and popular equestrian coaching program is on hiatus while Barbara enjoys equestrian adventures of her own and completes the construction of HHB Equestrian Trail Park of Southern Nevada.

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Discovering Extreme Mountain Trail



Follow Barbara and Chunky Monkey's Summer 2016 adventures as they discover a new passion for Internatinal Mountain Trail Challenge.

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My Name is Barbara Callihan



I’m a third generation horse trainer and a fourth generation Nevadan. I've spent most of my life in the saddle.

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Words Of Praise


"I could write volumes praising talents; honesty, loyalty, and integrity. Suffice it to say that I have trusted her with my child, my horses, and in the future I intend to trust her with my grandchildren."

Rita Mulder

Candlewood Arabians
Las Vegas, NV
(now residing in Oregon)

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"Barbara has been a trusted and efficient supplier of equestrian services. She has helped make my horse riding and western dreams come true."

Al Bernstein

ESPN Sportscaster
Las Vegas, NV

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"My daughter remained under Barbara's supervision for eight years. This experience was not only rewarded with winnings and ribbons in equitation, it also spread to building a responsible young lady. Students under her supervision win constantly – to win a Blue or Red ribbon competing against her, or one of her students is not an easy ride."

Metta Juan Vigna

Majestic Arabians
Las Vegas, NV

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