Louise Labrucherie - Resident Trainer

Louise Labrucherie

Louise Labrucherie

Louise has been riding and competing since the age of 12. She fell in love with the beautiful art of dressage in her teens and has been hooked ever since. This passion led her to make history by being the only rider to win the Individual Gold at the North American Young Rider’s Championships three times (1997,1998, 2000). Her first two gold medals were won on Artiste, with the third gold medal won on Picone.

Adding to her success, Louise and Picone went on to compete at the 2001 USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ and finished 10th in the nation at the Intermediare Level. The following year, Louise continued that partnership into the Grand Prix arena and earned her USDF Gold Medal to round out her previously acquired USDF Silver and USDF Bronze Medals. She considers that one of her greatest accomplishments as Picone was the first horse she brought along to the Grand Prix level herself.

Louise has continued her success and competed on numerous horses of her own as well as those of her clients from Training Level to FEI. Her current partner, Falcon, is a Lusitano from Brazil she brought to the US as a 4 year old. He is currently getting ready to show Grand Prix.

Teaching is Louise’s passion. She teaches her students with complete attention, dedication to goals and flexibility. She believes both horse and rider learn best through positive reinforcement, making the process both enjoyable and progressive.

Louise finds equal reward in seeing a young horse learn the basics as helping a seasoned FEI horse strive for perfection. She believes in taking the time to make sure that everything is done thoroughly and not rushed along. A horse needs to know that is ok to make a mistake, that applies to her students as well. That protects the desire to try and try again, bringing the horse and rider one step closer to mastering the art of dressage.