Harvekaeb Hot-Z Farms

Harlingen, Texas

Boarding   Training   Lessons   Shows

Harvekaeb Hot-Z Farms provides the most premier equestrian boarding, showing, training, and teaching services available in the Rio Grande Valley. Services specialize in hunter/jumper and all-around performance.


Emma Smith  Owner, Trainer

Emma Smith grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri riding and training at the age of 4 years old. She began her studies through the local riding stables focusing in Hunter/Jumper, then moving on to colt starting and ranch riding, while independently teaching lessons, at the age of 13 years old. With the approach of Buck Brannaman combined with techniques of George Morris, Walter Zettl, and many other equestrian masters, Emma has extensive knowledge and skill in horsemanship training and show experience with Hunter/Jumper and AQHA/APHA all-round Performance.  Now at her own facility in Harlingen, TX, Emma focuses on expanding the proper way to start young horses and growing the hunter/jumper and performance disciplines within the Rio Grande Valley.

Kery Gehling   Trainer

Kery Gehling is from Washington and grew up with horses her whole life. She has experience in mainly western events, such as Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and working cattle. She has worked at many equestrian facilities, including racing Thoroughbreds and gaited horse stables, and has learned from a variety of trainers in the northwest region of the country. She is now teaching beginner and intermediate English and Western lessons to students at our facility.