Laura Himes

 Apprentice Trainer Profile

Quiet, Confident with Superb Feel

Phone: 765-589-3838     email: mk@forresthillfarm.com

Laura is our newest training team member, joining us in an official capacity in May 2017. She is an excellent addition to our training staff.  With her innate calm manner and keen sense of feel, she offers a steady confident demeanor to her interactions. These qualities are key to Laura's success, especially with the green or anxious horse.

Laura began riding at age seven, participating in horse camps and lessons whenever possible. She also had the benefit of much hands-on horse experience as her stepmother and father own and operate Rock Ridge Equestrian Center, a small boarding farm near Attica, IN.
These activities stoked her desire for a career in horses. 

Horse ownership became a reality at age thirteen with her first pony, Gracie. After several seasons of competing her pony in 4H, English and Western open shows Laura discovered Eventing. She attended the Rolex Three Day Event in Lexington, Ky and was hooked. With her family's support she pursued Eventing as her focus and graduated to a new horse, Bear (aka, Let It Roll)

In 2013 Bear and Laura qualified for American Eventing Championships at beginner novice and novice divisions and Training division in 2014. Competing was put on hold in the fall of 2014 when Laura began classes at Purdue University.

Laura is now integrating riding and training with college classes.
With her determined and enterprising nature Laura puts in long and fruitful hours towards all her pursuits.