Laura Persons, Head Trainer
Laura began riding at age 5 and her passion for horses has only increased since. She started showing on the national "A" circuit when she was 7, and she has since competed in and won at many of the premiere horse shows in North America, including Indio, Ocala, Spruce Meadows, Culpepper, the Olympic Park in Atlanta, and the Kentucky Horse Park. She has worked with several top trainers in Texas including Janet Christie, Tony Font, Christian Rogge and Peter Pletcher. Laura has also ridden in clinics with some of the nation's top trainers, including Michael Endicott, Bernie traurig and Liz Denny.
Laura attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, majoring in Economics. Since graduating in December 2006, Laura has been riding and training in Texas.
Laura enjoys working with young horses above all and spent two years working exclusively for a breeding operation in Austin, starting their youngsters undersaddle and taking them all the way into the show arena.
Carrie delbecq and Julie Franklin, Owners
serendipity farms began when friends, carrie and julie, set out to create a place where their own daughters could learn all of the valuable lessons horses have to teach while maintaining a high standard of training and instruction. As girls, carrie and Julie both developed a passion for riding and wanted their own daughters to experience and appreciate the dedication and joy that comes with riding and caring for horses. their goal was to establish a barn where riders would have the freedom to learn and explore in a safe and friendly environment while working toward their established goals. now they have the pleasure of watching all of the SF riders grow and develop in the sport they love.