Deo Volente Enterprises

Offering hunter/jumper lessons and training out of Thomet Stables in Ada, Michigan. Proudly sponsored by The Classic Equestrian and Voltaire Design

Deo Volente Enterprises, LLC offers hunter/jumper lessons and training based out of Thomet Stables in Ada, Michigan. Melissa Kalmink, owner/trainer, started riding dressage before transitioning over to hunters and jumpers. Since then she has had the opportunity to work for top grand prix riders Chris Kappler and Schuyler Riley. From these experiences she has created a system for developing horses

Operating as usual

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 11/16/2023

Too much fun at WEC last week!!!!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 10/28/2023

Lucky for days at work that just feel like hanging out with friends and playing with ponies ❤️🦄


Happy 3 years of Surfey ❤️🦄

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 10/08/2023

What a night! So honored and humbled to have received the Grand Champion award during the Mane Event Gala. A wonderful evening connecting with friends and celebrating 50 years of the Equine Science program at William Woods University.


Perfect Pony


Ciana and Surfey with an assist from Hugo earned 3rd place in the year end awards for the Novice Equitation. Surfey and Ciana were also finalists for the Novice Hunters and 2’ Jumpers! Hard work paying off!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 09/10/2023

So much fun at the last LEHS show of the year! Couldn’t be more proud of this team ❤️🦄


Julie and Anakin make a great team ❤️🦄

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 08/28/2023

Too much fun this past weekend! Alexa and Hugo earned the champion ribbon in the 0.9m jumpers as well as the reserve on the 0.8m!!! Flo won Best Young Horse. Oscar put in good rounds in the 0.9m jumpers improving each day. And last but not least we got to hang out with too!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 08/26/2023

Another Flo first! The BEST brain on this child. cannot thank you enough for breeding this unicorn.


Flo kicking the show off with Best Young Horse ❤️🦄


Excited for a fun weekend of showing!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 08/21/2023

Super fun weekend showing at the LEHS Fox Brush at Albion show this weekend! Highlights include Ciana earning 4th place in the Equitation Challenge, Marlis and Hugo 11th in the Hunter Derby, and Oscar taking home the champion ribbon in Training Jumpers. A great weekend showing, connecting with old friends, and making new friends! Now T-3 days till


I love horse shows for the show and making new friends! Thanks for the mug! And what is in it 🤪

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 08/13/2023

First time wearing a saddle… easy breezy says Flo!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 08/01/2023

Great weekend showing at LEHS Waterloo hosted by Fox Brush Farm…. And we actually took pictures this time!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 07/22/2023

Claimer Z accomplished all of her goals at the YHS this weekend! She had good comments from the judge and behaved like a much more mature horse than her 2 years! Thank you to for hosting, .mears for being a friend and support at the show, and for breeding this unicorn! Next stop ➡️

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 07/22/2023

Claimer Z is at the YHS. First time through the jump chute today and ready to show tomorrow 💪🦄🥰


Marlis and Hugo had a great jump school today!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 07/16/2023

I failed so much at taking photos today I had to steal these! But a fabulous last home show of the season!

Jared and Cruiser earned ribbons in a huge novice division. They ended up year end high point in the novices!

Olivia and Griffin had their first show back on 3 years earning a 2nd place in the novice hunter over fences!

Sandy also rode Zoey in the novice division and after only 2 rides in her before the show ended up earning some@top ribbons!!

Lily and Justin rounded out the day rocking the ponies!

Today was also Ciana’s 13th birthday and while she wasn’t showing today she asked if she could be my show helper 🥺

So grateful for this team of people and horses ❤️


Listo says thank you for his PEMF yesterday!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 07/07/2023

A horse and his Girl 🦄❤️


Oscar, Surf, Anakin, and Cash got to enjoy some chiropractics and acupuncture today. Thanks to Dr. Amy for helping our horses feel good and perform at their best!


We were apparently having too much fun horse showing as other than this pic of the banner on Day 1 I didn’t take a single other photo!

The week started a little questionable with heavy smoke, but luckily it dissipated by the start of the show allowing us to have a safe and fun time!

Ciana and Surf won a novice hunter o/f class, was 2nd in the novice eq o/f and also contested jumpers for the first time earning top 3 placings in those classes!

Lily and Justin had their best rounds ever in their first time competing in the pony division at an away show and earning good ribbons for their efforts

Jared and Cruiser had a few 6th place ribbons in a large novice division.. their first time competing at this height away from home!

We also had a few borrowed friends from .. while she was at Waterloo Ivy and Kristy joined me at Meadowview. It was Ivy’s horses second show ever and she had very consistent rounds in the pre-green and limits including a 2nd in the limit eq and a 5th in the limit medal! They also contested their first hunter prix.

Kristy competed in jumpers for the first time earning top 3 ribbons and competed on the adult hunters and eq including a second place finish in the medal!!

Can’t wait for the next show at our home barn in two weeks. Love this team of horses and people!


A big day… Baby Flo’s first time wearing a bridle ❤️

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 06/17/2023

Another great home show on the books! Jared and Cruiser earned the champion ribbon in a large novice division. Clementine and Surf also earned top ribbons in the novices. Lily and Justin rocked the pony division! So proud of this team!!!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 06/12/2023

RIP Leo DiCatrio. Time with your sweet soul was much too short. Miss you my little friend 💔


Where did my baby go?

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 06/05/2023

It was a small but mighty group at the LEHS Meadowview show this weekend! Ciana and Surf were novice equitation champions, earned strong ribbons in the hunters, AND were 9th in their very first hunter Prix out of a field of 29!!! Alexa and Hugo slayed in the jumpers ending up champion in the low jumpers and reserve in beginner jumpers. Marlis and Kyss had good ribbons in the adult hunter division! So proud to see everyone’s hard work paying off!

Photos from Deo Volente Enterprises's post 05/20/2023

Jared and Lily kicked off the summer show season in style today at the home show! It was both of their first time competing outside of the cross rail division. Jared earned reserve champion in the Novice Division and Lily earned fabulous ribbons in the ponies! Thank you to .mears for helping make the magic happen.

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Julie and Anakin are on 🔥🔥🔥 SO proud of this pair. It’s no small thing to take up riding as an adult!!!! #DVE #happyhear...
Surf is the best teacher ❤️ Clementine has put in a lot of work in her lessons and it’s paying off in dividends 💪💪
Baby Flo also has a Cat ❤️❤️❤️
Ciana and Surf are 🔥
Autumn and Surf putting in work last night 💪💪 #updown #saintsurf #toocute #eyesupheelsdown ❤️
Oscar is always full of entertainment. His own pool has been added to his Christmas list.
Surf and Dagmar bouncing their way to the weekend #DVE #greysfordaiz #lessonhorse
Oscar making easy work of the gymnastic 💪💪
When you think you jump in fine, but realize your stride is massive and really think the 6 should be a 5….. #noscopenoho...
Triple the other way today
Berkley and Listo’s first triple….managed to chop her head off in every other video #stickingtomydayjob #DVE #horseshowr...
This child ❤️






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