Clayton Edsall’s horsemanship and natural talent are a product of his upbringing. Clayton is not only a talented horseman, he is the true definition of a cowboy. He was raised in Montana, and grew up on his family's cattle ranch. Ranch life demanded the the efforts of the whole family, which Clayton is appreciative of. He grew up managing a variety of tasks such as branding, doctoring, roping, and farming; along with riding and training horses.
Clayton’s passion for horse training began at a young age, and at 17 he decided to leave the ranch to further his knowledge of horse training. He studied and worked with some of the best horsemen around such as Joe Wolter, Brian Neubert, Tink Elordi, Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance.
In 2005 Clayton entered his first Snaffle Bit Futurity and finished as finalist. For the past 11 years, he has been successfully competing, training and conducting clinics. Clayton makes well rounded performance horses that are good outside of the arena gathering cows, as well as preforming in the show pen. Clayton humbly believes that his success is dependent of a lot of hard work and resiliency.
In 2013, Chelsea Barney joined his team and now oversees the barn management and overall horse care. She has a wide variety of horse experience and knowledge. Chelsea grew up riding and competing at her mother’s hunter/jumper show barn, and after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she moved to Monterey and managed the Equestrian Center at the beautiful Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, California. Chelsea’s background and equine husbandry knowledge are an important asset to Clayton’s training program.
Clayton and Chelsea were married in 2018. They have two children together, Weston (3) and Rylee (1), who already seem to have a natural passion and love for horses as well.