Michelle Parker has competed successfully in the world of international show jumping across the United States and Canada. She is consistently ranked in the Pacific Coast Top 10 Leading Riders. Michelle’s awards and accomplishments include multiple Grand Prix wins on many different horses, as well as multiple World Cup Qualifier classes. She has been the leading U.S. rider in the National Division at the Spruce Meadows Masters, and qualified three years in a row to compete for the world’s richest purse in show jumping, also at the Masters. She has also won two high jump classes, both times successfully clearing huge 6’9″ oxers.
Laura Ware, daughter of Los Angeles trainer Carolyn Biava began her riding career at First Field Farm, taught by her mother and Janet McDonald. Competing in the Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation as a junior, Laura’s career highlights include winnign the LAHJA Junior Medal Finals, Rosewood Medal Finals, CPHA Foundation Medal Finals and earning Reserve Champion in the Large Junior Hunters 16-17 at the Devon Horse Show. After graduating from UCLA in 2012, Laura spent time in Switzerland as a working student for Ecurie Oeuvray Smits where she competed with young horses at the National Level. Laura also spent time working for Anne Kursinski, where she had the opportunity to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.
Laura now competes as a young professional, showing her string of Grand Prix horses throughout Southern California as well as being a full time trainer and rider at First Field Farm.
Mandy Porter is a show jumping professional based in San Diego, California. She has appeared on three Nations Cup teams for the United States and has competed in three FEI World Cup Jumping Finals. She currently specializes in developing young horses to the grand prix level and competing in international and national grand prix classes.
1st in the $70,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix at HITS Coachella Week VII (Milano)
1st in the $60,000 KindredBio Grand Prix at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show (Milano)
1ts in the $40,000 Aon Grand Prix at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show (Milano)
1st in the $30,000 Voltaire Design Speed Derby at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show (WT Ca-Pow!)
1st in the $10,000 Electronic Vet 1.35m at HITS Coachella Week VII (WT Ca-Pow!)
1st in the $500 ALU 1.30m at HITS Coachella Week VI (WT Ca-Pow!)
2nd in the $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix Qualifier at Del Mar National Horse Show (Milano)
3rd in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Thermal CSI3*-W (Milano)
3rd in the $40,000 Aon Grand Prix at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show (WT Ca-Pow!)
3rd in the $35,000 Desert Welcome Stake at HITS Coachella CSI3*-W (Milano)
4th in the $5,000 Moon Valley Nursery 1.35m Welcome Stake at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show (WT Leapfrog)
5th in the $5,000 1.40m at Del Mar National Horse Show (WT Ca-Pow!)
7th in the $70,000 Purina Horse Feed Grand Prix at HITS Coachella Week 3 (Milano)
8th in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar at Del Mar National Horse Show (Milano)
10th in the $40,000 Snapbac Grand Prix at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show (WT Ca-Pow!)