Denise has found her joy teaching aspiring riders, training a variety of talented horses and competing at local schooling shows and USEA Horse Trials after moving to the Pacific Northwest from the east coast in 1991. Denise has developed her own Horsemasters Levels of Achievement program to produce horsepersons of excellence for both children and adults. She has 10 lovely, well-trained school horses, or you can bring your own. Denise provides high quality boarding for students’ horses and horses in training. Students of all ages and all abilities are welcome. Denise specializes in helping each student build confidence in and out of the saddle, develop a correct and beautiful “seat”, and find joy in the process.
Denise’s clients say it best:
-“Denise helped me build a good position by giving me longe-line lessons when I first started riding. I am forever thankful for those rides!” Carli Sowder, Fall City
-“Denise has done such a great job teaching my very young daughter. Everything about our experience has been wonderful.” Carmen Shauf, Granite Falls
-“Our kids can contribute much of their childhood joy to the countless years of lessons at JoyRide. Those memories will be treasured for a lifetime!” Mary DeFillipo, Squim
-“I really had a confidence problem from a bad riding accident. I thought I would never ride again until I met Denise. She helped me so much. I can ride again without having a panic attack. I ended up bringing my horse to her and it wasn’t long before I could ride him.” Vickie DeGroot, Arlington