Elizabeth Rietesel-Karlen


Owner + Trainer

Established in 2012, Prestige Sport Horses is farm and home to Elizabeth "Bess" Rietesel-Karlen  her husband, Jerad Karlen and their family.
Elizabeth found her passion for horses at age six, while riding and showing Saddlebreds, and shortly transitioned into Hunter/Jumpers after taking her first over fences lesson. Spending her Junior years under the tutalidge of "R" rated Judge, James Bolen, she honed her competitive eye and aquired numerous Championships in the Training & Combined Jumper ring.
Since then, Elizabeth has been known for correctly developing numerous green Hunter/Jumpers into competitive mounts for Juniors and Amatuers; acquiring a speciality with re-starting off-the-track Thorougbreds. Currently, she can be found actively competing with her young Warmblood mare, Forlana BG in the top Jumper rings.
Elizabeth finds compassion, trust, integrity, and responsibility through horsemanship and instils this philosophy in her students. She is dedicated to continuing her professional education by participating in clinics, and riding with various top professional Trainers.

Prestige has partnered with a strong team of Professionals to optimizes performance for all our horses.

We proudly offer the best in the industry to our clients.


Chris Joyce, Farrier

Dr. Nicole Wessel, Cutting Edge Equine

Dr. Charles Weiss, Equine Chiropractor

Dr. Annie Logan, Holistic Therapy

Beth Sabor, Equine Massage

Ashley Fry, Trainer

Taylor Flury, Jumper-AliBoo Farm

Christopher Taylor, Dressage-Bermuda Equestrian Team