-HEAD TRAINER- Leslee Pugh-

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Leslee Pugh is the head trainer and instructor. Her husband’s name is Jason. Together they have a daughter named OakleeĀ and two sons named Aiden and Declan.

Leslee is the owner and founder of Oak Haven Performance Horses. She started riding at a very young age and officially started taking lessons when she was only 3. She has been blessed with many opportunities to learn and further her knowledge of many breeds especially the Arabian breed and showing, including being able to work with nationally renowned trainer, Vickey Bowman. She Loves to be able to teach and apply the things she has learned! As well as starting beginners, she specializes in teaching advanced techniques to her upper level students in either Western or Hunter Pleasure, as well as Reining. She has a successful show record and has shown in just about everything including Hunter, Western, Showmanship, Reining, Country English, Costume and Show Hack.

Please feel free to contact Leslee with any questions that you might have about lessons, training, showing or her program!


Shellie’s love for horses started at a young age when she got her first horse. As she self-trained her personal horses for competitions, that love for training and teaching developed into a passion. Now, Shellie has been riding and training for ten years. She has developed her own program in Salt Lake called Hoofbeats to Harmony where she offers training and riding lessons.
In the past ten years, Shellie has done trail riding, trail competitions, parades, 4H, schooling shows, and pro shows. This includes both Western and English riding. She has won a variety of awards in her competitions. She also trained at Eagle Mountain Ranch and then studied with the EAGALA program. After the EAGALA training, Shellie worked as an Equine Specialist for an equine-assisted psychotherapy program.
Shellie is familiar with and experienced with a variety of breeds, including gaited horses such as Paso Finos, Icelandic Horses, TWHs, and Fox Trotters. She has also worked with draft breeds, stallions, and mules. Shellie has worked with all ages of riders and especially enjoys working with children and beginners. She also has experience working with people with disabilities.
Shellie’s goals are to expand her training and lesson clients and continue working as an equine specialist doing equine-assisted psychotherapy.