Trainer and Student at Dressage Show
Trainer and Student at Dressage Show

Laura with Aidin and Gabe at a CDS show.

Dressage for Kids
Dressage for Kids

Violet and Oliver are all smiles and ready for their Showmanship class at ETI's Route 101 show at Hansen Dam Horse Park.

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Laura Goodenkauf Dressage is proud to offer:



Whether you are looking to move up a level, aiming to qualify for championships, or looking to bring along your next young prospect, Laura has a program for you.

Training programs are customized specifically to meet your goals and the needs of your incredible equine athlete. 

Horses in training and care with Laura at Fortissimo Farm benefit from:

  • 13x13 box stalls with some of the largest "in and out" stalls available in the greater Los Angeles area.

  • boutique, full service facility - no fighting for arena space, no "nickel and dime" services.  Just high quality horse care at a drama-free, private facility

  • security cameras

  • competition size dressage arena with top notch footing, watered and dragged regularly

  • shaded viewing deck

  • 20+ meter round pen, fully enclosed with slanted sides.  No banging your knees on the wall while you're riding your young, green horse!

  • Large turnout areas

  • Wash racks with hot water, laundry facilities, and more... visit for more info on the amazing facility we call home!


Laura is available for individuals lessons at Fortissimo Farm or at your facility in the greater Los Angeles area.  Laura has experience working with all levels of riders, from beginners to the FEI levels, in both classical and western dressage.

For riders who are not in Los Angeles, Laura offers Virtual Coaching.  Sessions include:

  • Evaluation of training session submitted via email or youtube.

  • Phone, Skype, or Web consultation with client reviewing the session.  Laura will go over the ride one on one with you.  She will give you tools to trouble-shoot any difficulties you are experiencing and discuss target exercises to help you and your horse improve and reach your goals.

  • Written training plan with target exercises and diagrams to help you achieve goals for your next virtual session emailed directly to your in box.

Show Coaching

For clients who have competition goals, Laura will be there to help you and your horse bring out your best in the show arena.


Laura's clients have won numerous championships, high points, and awards at local, regional, and national competitions.  Check out the Team LGD page to see our show team's success stories! 

OTTB Program

Laura grew up working for a Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.  While competing her own horse at dressage competitions, she was galloping thoroughbred racehorses to help offset her show expenses. 


Because of her experiences riding these magnificent athletes, Laura feels a deep connection to the Thoroughbred horse.  She loves developing former racehorses into successful dressage horses.  If you have an OTTB, Laura can help your horse transition from a track star to a confident and competent dressage competitor.


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