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the team at

Laura Goodenkauf Dressage

meet the horses...

Stella D'Oro


Stella is a 2013 Oldenburg mare bred by Kate Landon.  Laura bought Stella as an unbroke two year old and started her under saddle as a three year old.  To this day, only Laura and Steffen Peters have ever ridden Stella!


Stella's accomplishments include:

  • 2019 CDS Los Angeles Champion at First Level

  • Scores to 79% at First Level

  • Scores to 75% at Second Level

  • Numerous High Point awards at Los Angeles area rated dressage shows

  • Selected to ride with Steffen Peters at the 2019 Western States Horse Expo.

Stella is showing at Fourth Level in 2023... scores to 66% so far!

My beautiful Oldenburg mare Stella with

Old Blue Hancock


Old Blue Hancock, a 2018 AQHA gelding bred by March Turicchi in Oklahoma and known around the barn as Steve-O, has certainly earned his nickname!  Fondly named after MTV's "JackAss" star, this horse is full of athleticism, talent and movement that rivals even the fanciest warmbloods, and personality!  Steve-O is a barn favorite and always keeps Laura on her toes!

Look for Steve-O heading down centerline at Training and First Level in 2024!


Elusive Class


Ellie is a 2020 Thoroughbred mare Laura found at the Los Alamitos Racetrack and added to the barn as fun "project."  Ellie is making it clear, however, with her work ethic, raw talent, and sparkling personality, that she very much wants to learn to be a dressage superstar!  Laura is looking forward to seeing just how far this young mare will go - in 2024 and beyond!


meet the riders...

Jill, Violet, and Shasta (And Oliver - forever in our hearts)


Jill, her daughter Violet, and their amazing OTTB Shasta just recently became a team but you'd never know it - their bond is strong!  Shasta has the biggest heart, is full of so much "try" and so much power!  Don't tell this horse there's something he can't do! He has us all convinced there's nothing he isn't capable of.  Talk about talent - Wow!  Violet and Jill have are looking forward to continuing to develop their bond with this incredible guy and rocking down centerline in 2024!

Jodi and Deer Creek Sharp Arrow

Continuing our 2019 virtual award ceremo

Jodi and "Pierce" switched to dressage from Morgan breed shows several years ago and have been taking the USDF world by storm ever since!  While Jodi has been working with Laura on dressage since 2017, she is a life-long horsewoman and does all the riding on Pierce herself. 


Some of their accomplishments include:

  • 2018 Region 7 Morgan Dressage Training Level Champion

  • 2019 CDS RAAC South Training Level Champion

  • 2019 CDS Los Angeles Training Level Champion

  • 2020 CDS RAAC South First Level Reserve Champion

  • Numerous rated dressage show high point awards including Dressage at Flintridge High Point 2019

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