I can't remember a time when I didn't love horses. At a young age, my parents got me into riding lessons just down the street from our house in Gilbert, Arizona. I was a shy kid and riding horses turned out to be the thing that made me feel most at home and helped me build confidence in myself. I was introduced to the POA (Pony Of the Americas) breed and got hooked. I spent about 12 years competing in all-around Western and English events with POAs, earning multiple national titles in events such as trail, reining, western riding, and hunt seat equitation.
My passion for horse training grew and I decided to pursue it as a career. I attended Colorado State University where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science. While there, I participated in the colt starting program and was also a member of the ranch horse team. I had the opportunity to represent the team at the ASHA National Collegiate Championship Show where I won the trail portion in the Limited Non-Pro division.
After graduation, I returned home and worked for a couple years at Reigning Grace Ranch, a non-profit located in Rio Verde, Arizona that rescues horses and gives them new purpose in a mentorship program for foster kids. At RGR, I got to train horses but also work with volunteers and the kids in the program. My time there sparked a strong desire in me to not only focus on horses but to also make sure that I am making a difference in the community for people as well.
In 2018, I decided to go through the Brandi Lyons Horse Training Certification Program to take my horse training skills to the next level. I became certified in January of 2019 and launched my business. I am excited to provide clients with quality horse training services and riding lessons. It is my hope to help riders meet their horsemanship goals and to find new confidence in themselves and in their work with horses. I also want to produce confident horses that have solid training foundations with the tools to go on and be successful in any discipline.
I hope you'll join me on this adventure! Let's ride!