About Us

Introducing Lisa Laplace



Lisa Laplace is the sole proprietor, trainer, and coach of Rafter L Stables. She is recognized by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) as a Markel/APHA Professional Horsemen, Clinician, and Ambassador.  She is extremely active in the APHA as a National Director representing California. She has served on both the Youth and Equine Experiences Advisory committees. As well as a past Directors for numerous APHA Regional Clubs! Lisa is also working toward getting her judging cards and currently holds a card with Ponies of the Americas (POAC). With over three decades of experience, Lisa has developed a time-honored method of coaching and training. Safety, Smiles, learning, and laughter go hand in had to develop a confident and accomplished rider. Starting with a “Functional Seat” Riders can move into any discipline they choose. Lisa’s system she calls “The Four Basic Cues” helps the rider and horse learn to communicate at a very basic level. This system was featured in the August 2018 issue of the Paint Horse Journal(PHJ) titled: “The Fundamental Four” by… Lisa has been interviewed by PHJ as a Professional Horsemen in articles from handling barn drama to barn hacks for common stable maintenance. In addition, Lisa has coached riders from very basic goals to an APHA World and Reserve World Champion levels.  Whatever goals the student desires, Lisa will work hard to make it happen!


“A dog may be man’s best friend…But the horse wrote history” ~unkown