About Cara

Cara is a lifelong horse lover and has been an avid dressage rider for nearly 30 years. She showed her first dressage test at 14 years old and was hooked! Over her riding career she has garnered her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, Multiple National Championships, Countless Regional Championships and is a Graduate of the USDF L Program. She is an avid believer in continued education and is forever a student of the horse. She is looking forward to the future with exciting education opportunities and horse shows. 

After nearly 2 decades as a professional dressage instructor, Cara made the difficult decision to completely change her lesson program. Cara retired her school horses and now just works with clients who have their own horses. She maintains a boutique style farm and caters to the wellness and happiness of the horses – retirees and show horses alike. She believes that a happy horse is a healthy horse and keeping that balance is top priority for all horses in Cara’s programs. 

In 2021 Cara created Stable Yoga and found a great passion in helping others with the healing abilities of yoga, breath work, mindful meditation and life coaching. She offers a variety of programs, both virtually and at her family’s farm, utilizing the healing magic of her retired school horses. 

Cara lives in Central Florida with her husband, their son, nine horses, border collie, cats and Elsa, the barn bunny.

Cara invites you to cruise around her website to see what opportunities she is currently offering. If she can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to send her a message below.

Career Highlights and Certifications

  • USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist
  • Multiple National Championships
  • Multiple Regional Championships
  • Multiple USEF Horse of the Year Championships
  • Multiple USDF All Breeds Awards Championships
  • Multiple USDF Rider Performance Award Recipient 
  • AHA Rider of Honor, Supreme Honor, Excellence and Merit
  • Stetson University Dressage Team Coach 2015-2020
  • USDF University Bronze Diploma
  • USDF L Program Graduate
  • Certified Professional Life Coach
  • Certified Breath Work Coach
  • Certified Yin Yoga
  • Certified RYS 200hr Yoga
  • Certified in Meditation
  • Certified in Mindfulness
  • Certified Chakra Energy Healing
  • Certified Law of Attraction