Laura teaches all ages, levels, and disciplines at Rising Hope Stables, in Ashland, Oregon. She utilizes her diverse equine background and 20 years of experience to specialize in practical riding that works with each horse and riders skills and desires. She has successfully competed both with her own and clients horses in jumping, dressage, reining, sorting, team penning, working rancher, working equitation, breed shows, trail, and equitation/pleasure. She considers her true success as the development of level headed, happy, and capable horses for her clients in and outside of shows, and helping riders to develop a love and understanding of truly balanced riding.
Some of her WE accomplishments include students placing regionally in the top 5 for Novice A, B and Intermediate A; Laura has won high point multiple years, and most recently the 2022 Regional Championship in Novice B. What Laura loves most about working equitation is the true horsemanship it requires and that all types of horses and disciplines are welcomed. She is thrilled to help cultivate harmony between the horse and rider as they develop their skills in WE.