Lessons and Training
Sequoia Hills Stables of Elderwood is proud to welcome four trainers: Laurel George, Jodi La Chance, Patrice Corbridge and Lindsay Ashburn. Each offers her unique and incredible skills and expertise to help SHS clients.
Laurel teaches our Beginner & Intermediate lessons Laurel had a very successful riding and lesson program for over 20 years in Woodlake. Riders took their first lessons with Laurel and many went on to be accomplished equestrians including Lauren Billys, a 2016 Olympian. She has a wealth of experience teaching a variety of disciplines including: hunt seat, jumping, dressage, cross country, western pleasure, and trail. Laurel works with all ages, anyone who has the interest in and love of horses. She is excited to come back into the ring to share her love and knowledge of horses with others.
Jodi La Chance
Jodi specializes in horse training services: working with foals, starting young horses, correcting horses with challenges, and preparing horses for performance. This includes horses of all breeds and in multiple disciplines including training mustangs. In 2012 Jodi won the Rookie Champion Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover!
Jodi teaches Western and English lessons to students that have already started riding to help them improve their skills. This includes helping riders improve their relationship with their horses and prepare for activities such as western dressage, trail riding, etc.
Patrice has been training and coaching children, junior and adult amateur riders in California for over 25 years. She began her professional career as an assistant trainer for Butch and Lu Thomas at Willow Tree in the 1970’s, where her ability to work with difficult horses was quickly noted and led to success in shows locally and abroad.
In the 1980’s, Patrice moved to the Central Valley to establish her own training business - Cottonwood Farm. Her background in training young horses and riders has led to numerous championships for her hunter, jumper and equitation clients. At SHS Patrice will offer this same coaching for success emphasizing fun, comraderie and good sportsmanship.
Lindsay has been riding her entire life beginning in Santa Barbara on her parents ranch. She has shown hunters and equitation on the LA circuit and then Jumpers at Pebble Beach, Reno NV and Phoenix AR. When she moved to Fresno for College she met her husband, Stephen Ashburn, who showed Reiners. Lindsay showed refiners with him but missed the colorful fences and English shows. After having her daughter, Alaina, she was hired as the trainer for a Warmblood breading farm in Clovis, CA. As Alaina grew up and wanted to ride more she began working as an assistant trainer teaching kids and adults to ride. Lindsay loves to nurture the relationships between riders and horses and strives to make the barn a fun, safe, family oriented environment where riders can create experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
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