Photo credit to Gail Bates Photography

Rafter L is in a picturesque setting surrounded by vineyards and nestled in the rolling hills of Napa Valley.  This location provides a very private and tranquil setting for lessons and training. With an indoor arena, there are fewer interruptions due to weather. Rafter L is located between Napa and Sonoma county with Highway 121/12 access. The program is tailored to fit the needs and goals of both rider and horse. Beginner or experienced rider, young or young at heart there is a place at Rafter L.

My Mission

Creating positive horse experiences that will last a lifetime!

Lesson Program

Lisa Laplace is the trainer/coach of Rafter L Stables. She has over 30 years experience in the horse industry and can be found teaching new students her horsemanship system as well as many 2nd generation students! From competitive show team to the very first touch of a horse, Lisa provides a safe and fun learning experience.

Show Team

In addition, I have periodic openings for full-time training for those headed to the show pen. Whether you have a seasoned horse in need of a tune-up or one that needs to be finished, there’s a place in the program. All private lessons and training sessions are tailored to fit the student’s riding goals at any level or age. I specialize in APHA Youth and Amateur All-around in Western and Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail, showmanship, and Horsemanship.


Rafter L’s mascot, Norma, keeps the humor flowing with her witty look at the human world. Follow her diaries on Facebook or her website!

For those just curious of the amazing world of horses, Rafter L hosts “Meet Norma” events. These short events are fun and educational for small groups of children and parents to observe and ask questions.

Photo credits to Brie Buham Photography and Gail Bates Photography

Horse owner or enthusiast, Rafter L has a place for you!

“Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it” ~John Moore