-HEAD TRAINER- Leslee Pugh-
Leslee Pugh is the head trainer and instructor. Her husband’s name is Jason. Together they have a daughter named Oaklee 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 is so excited to be able to apply the things she has learned! She specializes in starting beginners in either English or Western Pleasure and also absolutely loves to teach those with special needs including Down Syndrome, Autism and Aspergers. 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!
OAK HAVEN PH WELCOMES AUBRIE ROBINSON AND NATALIE WHITTLE TO OUR TEAM!!
I (Leslee) have invited Aubrie on as an assistant riding instructor! She has been a student of mine for 3+ years now (she rode before that with another trainer) and has excelled quickly in her abilities on the horse. She spends countless hours at the barn weekly caring for and training our horses. She is currently working with me to train Picasso in reining! She specializes in beginners and intermediate riders who want to ride western pleasure style.
Natalie has recently accepted a position on our instructor team! We are thrilled to have her back! Natalie has a well balanced knowledge in many different disciplines (styles) with the horses! When she first started riding, she learned speed events, and eventually she moved on to learn jumping and hunter pleasure.In more recent years, she rode with me and focused on Western Pleasure and Reining. She has competed successfully for many years in the above disciplines, including winning Utah All State Champion for Western, and gained recognition in Hunter and Reining. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and skill level, but especially LOVES the itty bitty’s! She also loves teaching beginners and loves to see their face light up the first time the get on a horse!