• Shadowood Farm
    433 N Draper Road
    McHenry, Illinois

    Laura Roesing
    head trainer/instructor
    (815) 814-3845



Laura Roesing

OCEAN SILV 2Laura Roesing, silver medal rider and trainer at Shadowood Farm, is uniquely qualified to train and teach both Dressage and Hunter/Jumper disciplines. She began her junior years earning championships in the Children’s and Junior Hunter divisions where she gained appreciation for the art of riding.

Laura studied classical horsemanship at Meredith Manor International where she earned certification as a riding instructor. At Meredith Manor, Laura gained her appreciation for classical dressage, training many horses up the levels under the guidance of Faith Meredith.   Upon earning her certification, Laura continued her formal education earning a Master’s degree in Psychology while she competed in the USEF talent search division, the North American League, and Marshal and Sterling Adult 3’6” Jumper classes. After moving to the west coast to work under jumper trainer Chris Harris, she competed in the 1.30-1.40 jumper divisions as well as Open Hunter division.

Laura continues to develop her jumping and dressage education working with several trainers including Anne Kursinski, George Morris, Candice King, Diane Carney, Keven Babington, JJ Tate, Alfredo Hernandez,Faith Meredith, Charles de Kunffy, Walter Zettl And Bo Jena.

Laura is currently training dressage with JJ Tate and Alfredo Hernandez and Hunter/Jumper under Judge Dean Battaglia and the team of Mary and Lisa Goldman.

Laura’s credentials:

  • Certified Trainer/Riding instructor- Meredith Manor International
  • Masters Degree in Psychology

Recent accomplishments:

Placing in Jumpers at the National Grand Prix level

Young horse training and showing in dressage, hunters, and jumpers

Clinics with Many trainers in both dressage and jumping.

Young horse cross country training to preliminary level

Young jumper FEI 1st place at A rated horse shows.

Dressage training through grand prix.

Qualified for USDF Region 2 Dressage Regional Championships I1 level

Many year end client Championships

Clinics with Alfredo Hernandez focusing on piaffe and passage.


  • Spring Spectacular Jumper Show 1.25 meter Champion
  • Equifest 1.20 reserve champion. 4th place in the 1.30 meter Grand Prix qualified
  • Showed many horses through 4th level earning scores in the high 60s
  • Participated in a clinic with Chris Hickey sponsored by Purina
  • Earned her Bronze medal in Dressage