Our Team

Where the Passion Begins

Beanie Cone

Owner | Head Trainer

Beanie is a native of Germantown, TN. He has been riding since the age of four. By the age of 8, Beanie was training ponies for his family. The Cones owned and operated Cedar Lake Stables. Beanie was responsible for training the National Pony Champion, “Shanessy”.
Beanie was traveling the east coast, from Canada to Florida, at the age of 13. He was successfully competing on the “A” circuit in the pony division, junior hunters and junior jumpers. He was trained by Jerome Robertson and his brother, Canadian Olympian, Mac Cone winning champion at all levels of competition.
After training under Fuzzy Mayo and attending course design clinics with Richard Jeffries; Beanie spent eight years designing courses from Oklahoma to Mississippi. With over 15 year’s experience, Beanie has a strong background in stable management. He knows how important a comfortable environment is for the horse and he provides it for the animal’s well being and the horse owner’s peace of mind.

Alex Montgomery

Assistant Trainer

Alex started riding at the age of 6 and has been with HES since 2009. As a junior rider, she showed in equitation, Junior hunters and jumpers with much success. She qualified and competed at the Maclay regionals and finals in 2014 and 2015. Also, the Pessoa USEF medal final in 2015.
Alex was a working student in Florida for two winters during the Florida circuit, working with Dr. Robert Barber in Ocala and Castlewood Farms in Wellington. Alex has been a working student at Hunters Edge since 2011 and she is hardworking and fun! She is a great part of the team because of her experience and youthful enthusiasm that she brings to Hunters Edge Stables.

Candy Duke

Billing and Bookkeeping

Candy has been apart of the HES family for over 12 years. Candy and her daughter have had a love for horses their entire lives and have shown true horsemanship in this sport. Candy is a bright and smiling face around the barn. She can answer all billing questions and keeps things running smoothly!


Head Groom

Cele takes care of HES to make sure that it stays in tip-top condition. His positive attitude make him a bright light at HES.

Catie Beth Varian

Assistant Trainer

Catie Beth joins HES from Naples, Florida where she grew up competing at the nations top horse shows in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings. She has earned many ribbons in National Hunter Derbies at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, and was a working student at Benchmark Equestrian, where she learned barn management, organization and high level horse care. 
Catie Beth attended Auburn University, and competed on their IHSA team. During her time at Auburn, she was awarded MVP, served as the Hunt Seat Team Captain and was in charge of running meets. 
Catie Beth brings her knowledge and attention to detail to HES, Ole Miss Equestrian as well as Mid-South IEA @ HES. She is known for her bubbly personality and eye for perfection in and out of the show ring.


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