Lisa Foley fell in love with horses at a young age - just as many other girls do. As a child she was fortunate enough to have a pony, Dusty, in her own backyard. She learned first hand about the responsibility and all of the skills that go into caring for horses.
Lisa really enjoyed riding and began competing locally on horses that she trained herself. Her growing aspirations and dedication to the sport led her to seek out the tutelage of many of the top trainers in the area. As a junior she showed up through the ranks in the Capital District Hunter Jumper Council (CDHJC) and American Horse Show Association (now USEF). Lisa had great success in her junior career on her horses Kelly Girl and Ma Cheri. At the culmination of her junior career, Lisa was showing the horse that she had trained from a young age, Ma Cheri, in the big equitation and junior hunter classes.
As an adult Lisa became an accountant but remained heavily involved in the sport she is so passionate about. She continued to show her own horses and branched out to show those of others and to teach lessons. She first started teaching in a few local barns but as demand for her patient training grew, she relocated to a private barn in Niskayuna. She was there for over 12 years. Now in a new barn in North Greenbush she has begun an exciting new chapter in her career!
Many of Lisa's students have started with her as children and have followed her through their young adult riding lives.
Because Lisa has lived and ridden in the Capital District for her whole life and served on several of the local riding association boards, she has a great knowledge of the horse world in the area. She has an intimate knowledge of the competitive atmospheres of each circuit and can choose one that is best for each individual.
Lisa's students show regularly at the local TCRA and CDHJC shows and several times a year at the larger "A" rated shows.