Circle K has been in operation for over 30 years. All the riding horses were foaled, raised and trained here at Circle K for the sole purpose of being suitable mounts to meet the needs of all types and levels of riders.
The horse pavilion provides all services for the horse and rider. We offer educational clinics on:
- Training the young horse
- Show grooming
- Western pleasure
- Respect Through Ground Work
We also provide a seasonal membership for the horse enthusiast.
Circle K Horse Pavilion is located about 5 miles East of Cookeville, Tennessee (just 2 1/2 miles off I-40 at Exit 290). Map Our trail rides extend over 340 acres of rolling hills and mountainous trails, bordered by Falling Water river. The experienced, as well as the inexperienced rider has the opportunity to ride the trails on well trained Circle K horses.
Owner-Operator Circle K Horse Pavilion
Jerry Jones is the owner-operator of the Circle K Horse Pavilion in Cookeville, Tennessee. He has vast experience in breeding, training, riding and shoeing horses. Jerry has presented clinics and seminars to introduce principle techniques and manuevers for a solid foundation of continuous equine education. He has a masters in counseling and an undergraduate degree in teaching. He has experience and has published articles on the behavior modification of horses and hoof maintenance. Jerry continues to raise and train Appaloosa horses. He works with outside training horses as well as starting colts to problem horses.
“For over 30 years, I’ve been the student or the instructor. Following all the latest techniques from shoeing to behavior. After hundreds of students, there’s one phrase that sticks out in my mind — ‘experience is the best teacher of what I do.’ I hold the title of ‘Master Teacher,’ but in my mind I’m the master of ‘what not to do.’ As an educator, I believe that I can make a difference in the quality of trainers needed in this vast equine industry that’s still evolving. I believe that I can pass on to my students the experiences of my life, without reinventing the wheel. It will be a valuable experience that you will never forget based on all the right things that can be done.”