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Lisa Blackmon, Head Trainer
Lisa is a fourth generation equestrian who grew up riding and competing, winning many national titles while showing as a youth. Born in Charleston S.C. and raised in Texas, Lisa has spent her life studying and showing horses. For the last 18 years her focus has remained on International Sport Horses. Traveling extensively through Europe, she has had the opportunity to train with some of the best American and European trainers such as Harry Bolt, Riener Klimke, Conrad Schumacher, Ernst Hoyos, Uwe Steiner, Scott Hassler and others. She earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals in 1998 followed by her USDF Gold Medal in 2000.

Lisa has trained and shown many horses, from young green prospects to seven Grand Prix horses. She has competed successfully, having won multiple United States Dressage Federation (USDF) & United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year awards, in addition to regional championships (having qualified for USDF Regional Championships on over 30 horses).

Jessica Blackmon, Assistant Trainer
In 2007, Jessica's accomplishments include USDF Regional Prix St. George champion and USDF Regional Young Rider Freestyle Champion. She was also awarded Dallas Dressage Club high point winner. In 2006, Jessica earned her USDF Silver Medal and qualified for the North American Young Rider Championships where she was the lead rider for the Region 9 team.

Katelyn Kok, Assistant Trainer
Katelyn competed in FEI juniors and North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). She was accepted into the Winter Intensive Training Program with Lendon Grey. Under Grey’s tutelage, Kok moved up to FEI young riders and competed at NAJYRC and Festival of Champions. The following year, Kok managed the program. To date Kok has earned twelve points at Prix St Georges, various regional championships, and has both her Bronze and Silver United States Dressage Federation (USDF) medals. Kately worked with Jurgen and Jennifer Hoffmann in Germany for nearly two years as their second rider and was able to ride young stallions, Grand Prix horses, sale horses, and everything in between.

Jackie Blackmon, Breed Shows/In Hand
Winner of over 40 USDF Championships.