About Us


 Marvin Kapushion was born to the long time ranching Kapushion family,  rodeoing most of his young life. His family raised cattle and Quarter  Horses and for years stood the AQHA champion First Mate. Marvin  completed high school and attended Colorado State University majoring in  advertising until he moved back to Grand Junction to help the family  with the ranch.

Sue Kapushion grew up loving the horse show world and showed  Appaloosa's all through her youth. She started training for the public  at the age of 18.

Marvin and Sue met in 1985 and married the next year. They began  training horses together immediately forming Kapushion Training and  starting a very successful partnership. They worked at their first  location in Grand Junction, CO for 5 years before moving 15 miles down  the road to a larger location outside Whitewater, CO where they have  serviced their customers well since 1990.

Since then Marvin and Sue have amassed many wins in World and  National competition in 3 breeds! Over 40 head in the top 15 at the  World or Nationals in Quarter Horse, Appaloosa and Paint.

Marvin and Sue compete and train for a variety of events such as  Roping, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Working Cowhorse,  Reining, Over fence classes and Trail just to name a few and have  qualified and competed at the World and National level in all these  events. They also specialize in Amateur and Youth and have coached many  World and National level winners in that category too.

Sue is an AQHA, ApHC, APHA and NSBA accredited judge and has judged  the Appaloosa Nationals three times, the Appaloosa World Championships,  the Australian Nationals, German Nationals and the All American Paint  Horse Congress, and the Paint Horse World Championships.

Marvin is an accredited AQHA, ApHC, APHA, ApHC and NSBA judge having  judged such shows as the prestigious Redbud circuit in Oklahoma City,the  Appaloosa Nationals,  the All American Paint horse Congress and the  Paint Horse World Championships.

They have judged in Canada, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, Australia,  Denmark ,France and Germany. Both Marv and Sue are members of the  Professional Horseman's Association.

Board/Training-$900 per month

Shoeing/Trimming will be billed as completed by farrier

Veterinarian-all work/fees will be billed directly to the customer.

Routine Immunizations- will be included on your monthly statement

NOTE-All outstanding bills including vet and farrier must be cleared before the horse leaves the premises

Lessons $65 per hour

No charge if horse is in full training

Show Expenses

Hauling-$.50 per mile

Motel, tack stalls, meals ,parking, exhibitor passes, etc.  will be divided between customers




Kapushion Training is located only 10 miles south of Grand Junction right on Highway 50 just 5 miles past Whitewater. They own 16 acres which houses their 25 stall barn, 60' round pen, 155' X 330' arena and open trail course area.

Automatic lighting provides hair coats year round for 12 months of showing a year. Whitewater gets very little precipitation a year which enables Marv and Sue to ride all year without the aid of an indoor arena. The arena has wonderful natural footing for  all disciplines. When your horse is here you can rest assured of the finest care with full time hired help living on the grounds 24 hours a day.

Liability and Insurance

Kapushion Training shall not be liable for any damages or injuries to the animal(s) arising out of or from the training/boarding of the animal(s) or that may occur from any cause whatsoever in connection with such training/boarding including loss by fire, theft, running away, death or injury during the term of this agreement, whether the animal(s) is on the premises of Kapushion Training or not.

WARNING: Under Colorado Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities,pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revises Statues. We recommend insurance on all animals.