Marty Marten Memorial Gathering and Service

Submitted by Jody Marken

Marty passed away early on December 25th, 2018 in Kansas – 4 days away from his 71st birthday.  As you know, he had been living in Kansas for the last few years, close to his nephews and family.  We hope that he is at peace now.

Marty made a huge impact on all of our lives – humans and horses alike.  We cherish all the memories of Marty, at his best – helping others get to a better place.  He taught me so much and I will forever be in his debt for all the knowledge and love that he shared.  He was loved, honored and respected by all. 

Marty Marten was an author, trainer, teacher and mentor.  A student of Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman, Marty trained countless horses and riders.  Through his hugely popular books, clinics, demonstrations, speaking engagements and successful trailer loadings, he made the world of practical horsemanship available to many.  His contributions of expertise, time, experience and patience have changed the lives of horses, horsemen and horsewomen throughout the West.

Marty authored two books, PROBLEM-SOLVING – Preventing and Solving Common Horse Problems, Volume 1 and Volume 2, published by Western Horseman Magazine.  Marty also authored numerous articles.

Marty devoted his life to helping people and horses get to a better place and made a huge impact on the lives of so many.  Marty was a true friend and an inspiration to all.

Let’s join together and visit with friends, share stories and tell tales – so that we can remember Marty and pay tribute to him. Download Flyer

Memorial Gathering and Service to honor Marty Marten.

Date and Time:  Sunday, February 17, 2019 from Noon – 3 PM (Service at 1 PM)

Location:  Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center 11968 Mineral Rd, Longmont, CO  80504 (Hwy 52, West of I25)

Memorial donations to honor Marty may be made to the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center.

Please share with friends and we hope that you can join us !!

**I am collecting photos for a Slide show – if you have any that you would like to share.  If you could get the photos to me by the end of January, that would be great.

**I am collecting your stories – if you have any that you would like to share.  If you could also let me know if YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK and share your stories at the Gathering, I will try to plan time for anyone that would like to do that.

For more information, please contact me at  or 720-201-4363.


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