SNHSA Board-Ali Telatnik

Ali Telatnik

Probationary Board Member 2024

As a first-year board member, Ali hopes to foster a learning mindset for all our members by offering quality clinicians, both mounted and in the classroom. I also hope to create a quality, inclusive show culture here in the Reno area.

A Seattle native, Ali moved to Reno in 2023 after spending the last 15 years in the San Francisco area. Ali is the owner and head trainer of Landmark Equestrian, and operates out of Rosemary Meadows in South Reno. She founded Landmark 7 years ago after working under and catching riding for many top professionals on the west coast.

“My goals for LME are to help my students accomplish their goals, as well as giving them a well-rounded equine education.”

Ali started loving horses at a young age. “My “official” riding career started when I was 5 years old, but I have been around (horses) since birth. My grandparents would bring me to watch their TB’s run at the track and I begged for riding lessons until they gave in.”

Besides the Hunter/Jumper discipline, Ali currently loves trail riding, with hopes to get into cutting or ranch riding with her quarter horse!

Here favorite pastime is cooking, often trying to use ingredients from her own garden. She also loves spending time with her fiancé trail riding and exploring their new “home territory.” Professionally, qualifying for International Derby Finals in Kentucky ranks high in her memories, and she dreams of someday competing at the Finals!