Elise has had a passion for teaching since her pony club days and firmly believes that any rider can be great with the right coach. BE-Equestrian is proud to offer training for riders of all levels. Elise loves watching timid riders become more confident through hard work and the development of a strong relationship with their equine partner. She is happy to guide all levels of riders from beginners, just learning the ropes, to serious upper level competitors. 

Elise has successfully produced horses and brought them through the levels of both eventing and dressage. She takes great pride in producing competitive, honest, and trusting horses- three things essential to training horses that can compete at the highest level of any sport. 


"What makes Elise special is her ability to read the relationship between her clients and their horses. She worked with Remmy and I both under saddle and on the ground. I went from being timid and afraid of him to having a truly amazing relationship with my horse. I would recommend her to anyone wishing to improve their skills!"

-Teresa Bridwell 

"I cannot say enough good things about Elise's coaching. She is supportive and kind but knows when to be tough. She helped my son (10 years old) and my daughter (14 years old) advance to their first equitation class with confidence. They both placed and my daughter was reserve champion. She came with us to every show and even helped my children learn how to groom properly and prepare their horses for the show ring. BE-Equestrian is truly a full service operation and Elise has a client for life in my family!"

-Jo Anne Montgomery 

"Elise and the BE-Equestrian team gave our entire barn a much need make-over! She helped me get my horses on a proper diet as well as wrote a custom program for each one depending on their specific needs. Since she came into our barn, our horses have been much happier and we constantly recieve compliments regarding their coats, health, and overall demeanor."

-Michael Heath of Blue Palms Ranch 

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