2024 Services Offered

We are excited to announce we are now accepting new clients at our main Riding Academy location. Click HERE for info!

We are also proud to announce more Satellite location services we will be offering in the Des Moines area, starting in April of 2024. 

While priding herself on the ability to work with any rider and horse, Lela specializes in: helping OTTBs find 2nd career success, riders returning to the saddle, and equitation-based riding. 

Lela's experiences in a broad variety of disciplines over the last 25 years,  combined with 5 years of intense study in horsemanship methodology, allows for a unique approach to each and every student . Lela trains from a "horse-first" mentality and shares this approach with all her students. 

Virtual Services

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Local Lessons, Training

Offered Weekly 

by appointment


Check our calendar for dates at Prairie Rose Arena!


Offered at your

Off- Site Services 

B.N. Spired Horsemanship is currently offering lesson and training services at your location. Don't have a trailer or keep your horses at home? We will come to you! 

Many riders struggle with finding help when they keep their horses at home or do not have access to a trailer or an arena to ride in handy.

This is where we come in! We will work with you at your location, and with available riding areas, to give you tools to improve your partnership with your horse. 

Additionally, if you board your horse- but are looking for assistance and a better relationship with your horse- we can help you with this as well.

Fully insured and able to provide boarding barns with a COI upon request. 

Local Lessons

 Lessons are 45 min to 1-hour in length. 

$70/hour within 30 miles of Des Moines 

Available by appointment. 

Special Topics

If you or your horse needs a tune-up, we can help as well. 

Need some coaching before a show? 

Having an issue with loading, leading, catching, etc? We can help with problem issues as well. 

Rates are the same as lessons and can be tailored to your specific needs. 

Mini Clinics 

Have a group of friends or riders that want to learn together? 

We also offer Mini Clinics at your location to work with you and your horses. 

$500/day for 6 hours of instruction, for up to 5 riders. 

Format is progressive- starting with ground work and moving to ridden work.

Time also given to specific issues riders are facing. 



 Advanced Groundwork


Advancing Horsemanship

Discipline-specific Training

B.N. Spired Horsemanship Highlights 

What sets Lela apart from other instructors?
Click here for a personal look at her outlook on people and horses to find out if it is the right fit for you! 

Some quick facts about B.N. Spired Horsemanship 


Number of Years as a Professional Horsewoman


Disciplines Competed/


Number of horses Restarted in 2nd Careers 


Age Lela found her passion and calling in life