Paige Peters - Windham
Paige is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist with all scores earned on horses she trained herself. She has taken 15+ horses to FEI from the lower levels or completely unbroken. She operates out of her training facility, The Saddlebrook Equestrian Center, in Bartonville, Texas. She has countless Champion and Reserve Champion titles from Regional Championships as well as placings in the ribbons at the National Finals. She has successfully trained to FEI with countless breeds from warmbloods, to Andalusians, Friesians and more.
Her training was primarily focused on the German principles from a young age. She started riding both Dressage and jumping but transitioned to Dressage full time in her early 20’s. She has been invited to train with Olympians and Team Coaches where she gained valuable knowledge and skills that she passes on to her horses and clients. “My principles are simple. There are only 7 aids. If your horse truly understands and yields to each of those aids, then the sky is the limit. Most “problem horses” are simply not fully submissive or clear on one or more aids. The goal is to isolate the missing pieces and teach them to your horse. Once they know all 7, any movement can be achieved, performed and enhanced with continued focus on strength, conditioning and flexibility. I love dressage. I love the journey. I love the connection I make with the animals. Each horse speaks a different language and takes me on a unique journey. I've learned something from each and every one I've had the pleasure to work with."
Laura Cannon Brown
I was a competitive gymnast as a child before I started riding at the age of 13. While I love riding in all of it’s forms, jumping is my passion. I got my first horse when I was 17 and have been an addict ever since.
I went to Mount Holyoke for my first 2 years of college and then graduated from UT Austin with a degree in Kinesiology. I competed in the IHSA for teams at both schools. While in college, I combined my gymnastics and my riding into vaulting where I took lessons and then began teaching it.
I taught gymnastics for 4 years after college and have been teaching riding for the last 21 years.
As a rider, my biggest accomplishment was qualifying for and competing at the Washington International Horse Show. My horse and I were also state and zone champions for several years.
As an instructor, I have been taking students to shows, both local and ‘A’-Rated, for 16 years.
I have taught riders as young as 5 and as old as 65. I enjoy teaching all ages and passing along my love of the animals and the sport.