Lisa has been riding horses since a very young age. While she has always been interested in the gaited horse, she began riding at the age of 8, where she got her start with hunter-jumpers. Once in college, she diversified her riding and showed on Midway’s college Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team in Western Pleasure, and was the team co-captain her senior year.
She has earned two Bachelors of Art degrees in Equine Management and Equitation Instruction from Midway College.
The versatility of the Rocky Mountain has shown over the years, and she has worked to show that, including eventing her mare, LS Kosmic Kiss. They shifted the focus to dressage instead of jumping, as her mare was trained both the trot and the gait, which is a bit of a controversial decision but the mare offered both willingly. In July of 2017, Rain retired, and now Lisa is continuing her journey with a young Oldenburg gelding named Foreigner.
Lisa has the following credits to her name:
- Member of the Rocky Mountain Horse Demo at Equine Affaire (Sidesaddle)
- 2008 KMSHA Open Western Pleasure High Point Award
- 2009 KMSHA Open Western Pleasure High Point Award
- 2011 4th in RMHA Geldings Trail Pleasure High Point
- 2011 Reserve RMHA Ladies Trail Pleasure
- 2012 Reserve UMH 4-Gait Reserve Grand Championship
- 2012 Reserve UMH Western Reserve WGC
- 2012 Secretary of UMH Ladies Auxiliary
- 2013 Member of UMH Association Show Committee
- 2014 Mounted Steward at Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event
- 2015 Member of the Sidesaddle Demo at Breyerfest
- Published Writer for the Rocky Mountain Horse Association Magazine
- 2017 Mounted Steward at Rolex
- 2017 Member of the Sidesaddle Demo at Breyerfest
Her other passions include photography, and she is shadowing professional photographers, both in the equine industry and outside the industry. The goal is to become a professional photographer and continue to improve her craft. She also wants to continue to improve her writing and be published in other magazines.