Riding Lessons Available
Western, English and Dressage Disciplines
Western and English riding lessons for all ages. Schooling horses available. For pricing please contact trainers directly.
Resident Western Trainer
Born in Wyoming, Tucker developed a love for horses and riding at a very young age. After moving to Tucson, Arizona he began competing in team roping throughout high school, during which time he spent the summers working with horses on ranches in Colorado and Texas until he found his passion, working in the cow horse world with Kevin Stallings. Over the last five years, Tucker has been training and traveling around the Western United States showing cow horses. In this time he has made many accomplishments in the industry and has had the opportunity to train with and compete amongst the best in the cow horse world. Some of his proudest moments were riding a horse owned by Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch to a Reserve World title in the Limited Open Bridle, along with other world show finalists owned by the ranch. In 2012 he rode a Petoboonsmal daugter, owned by Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch, at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. Competing along side some of the finest in the industry, Tucker placed 5th in the Limited Open Finals. Tucker continues to accelerate his career and knowledge with such leaders in the industry as Corey Cushing and Brad Barkemeyer, as well as others. For information on training and services, Tucker can be reached directly at 520-861-9883 or by Email.
Resident English Trainer
Ashley Stannard - Ashbrook Farms
Ashley Stannard grew up riding and showing hunters and jumpers in the Midwest with Bill Nunn of Skyrock Farm as a working student. After a successful junior career, Ashley continued her education at William Woods University (MO), graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equestrian Studies. During her time at the University, she was able to intern with many top professionals such as Linda McClaren, Otis Brown and Patty Stovel. The experience she gained from attending William Woods was like no other. She became even more dedicated to pursuing an education in all aspects of the equine sport.
From her location in the Midwest, she was able to compete at the Kentucky Horse Park, American Royal, Lake St. Louis as well as many other top show venues. Upon graduation Ashley competed in the A/O Jumpers with Kim and Andy Barone of Raven Ridge Farm traveling with them nationally.
Ashley moved to Tucson and started Ashbrook Farm in fall 2010. Since the formation of Ashbrook, Ashley has established a program that produces some of the best horses and riders in the southwest region. Ashley has accompanied students to ASPCA Maclay Medal Finals (Lexingon, KY), has had students bring home numerous championships as well as have a successful Grand Prix career.
Ashley’s own experience and training continues to evolve. A believer in constant learning, Ashley regularly attends clinics and encourages her riders to do so as well.
With a strong foundation and hard work, as well as a passion for teaching riders of all levels, Ashley has extensive experience in hunters and show experience in the jumper arena. This experience has given her a balanced formula for establishing successful teams finishing at the top in major events demonstrates her dedication to excellence.
Resident Dressage Trainer
Laura DeCesari grew up riding horses in many different disciplines including reining cow horse, jumping and dressage. Her focus is mainly on dressage and competes at least once a month at shows in CA, Scottsdale, Tucson, New Mexico, Kentucky and Colorado.
Laura emphasizes horsemanship and "always putting yourself in the horse’s shoes". Much of this influence has come from large "S" level dressage judge Eleanor Stine-Masek, George Masek and well,, experience from riding lots of horses.
Laura attends clinics that her clients attend as well. Some of the clinicians include Debbi McDonald, Steffen Peters, Ruth and Joey Perez, Walter Zettl, Jeremy Steinberg, Carla Symaber, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, Charles de Kunffy and Charlotte Bredahl.
Some of her biggest accomplishments were getting team gold at the YR championships in Lexington, KY and being chosen by the Dressage Foundation to go on an Olympic Dream trip to Europe and meet and learn from some of the top riders in the world.
Laura is a big advocate of continuing education in herself and her clients. There is never only one right way to do something; it is what works best for each individual horse and rider.