Inspired Riding with Beth Lauren Parrish

Inspired Riding with Beth Lauren Parrish

Inspired Riding was created by Beth Lauren Parrish, a Certified Horseman’s Association Level III Instructor, for both English and Western. Beth has taught thousands of lessons to a wide variety of students in the past 17 years.


Hey Everyone! Beth here…I’ve had so many students enjoy my lessons, I decided it was time to develop a program with all of my concepts in one place.

I’m excited to share my knowledge with the world with the online Discovery Course. My hope is for equestrians to connect, be supportive, and share ideas with others who ‘get’ their passion. That’s where the private FB group comes into play.  I’ll be in the group as well, interacting with all of you! Hope to see you there!

Continue scrolling down to see how my intuition led me…

…on the Successful Instructor Path…

I’ve taught lessons and/or established my own riding schools here:

  • Poland, Maine
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Granite Bay, CA
  • Tujunga, CA
  • Lakeview Terrace, CA
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • Austin, Texas area
  • Atlanta, Georgia area

Influences: I’ve also been blessed with taking countless lessons and attending numerous clinics over the years, thriving on continuing education.

I’ve ridden with:

  • Terri Stryker
  • Major Jeremy Beale
  • David Ventura
  • Nina Winternheimer
  • Michael Vermaas
  • Glen Julian
  • Christy Frakes
  • Karen Rohlf
  • Mark Russell
  • Whit Watkins

I’ve audited clinics with:

  • Conrad Schumacher
  • Charles de Kunffy
  • Linda Allen
  • Anne Kursinski
  • Anne Gribbons
  • Buck Brannaman
  • Greg Best

I encourage my students to be more present, balanced, clear, and playful, so that they become great partners with their horse.

Riders are reminded to have fun and get excited by riding in most specific and often subtle ways. My clients develop their intuition so that they continually analyze and adjust to where their horse is at any given moment in a ride.

Beth holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is the author of Inspired Riding and The String Keeper’s Wish, both available on Amazon.

My own huge life lesson, shared here:

Below I’d like to share with you a very unexpected success story: This horse, “Indy” was one of the most challenging horses I’ve ever worked with. When I first got him, he would often rear up (while I was riding-yikes!) or toss his head, buck, and make weird noises. (All anxiety issues from past trauma.)

With careful guidance, I was able to slowly build his confidence up. I never dreamed I would be able to ride him in this way, but as you can see in this video below, he started to trust me more (and I was determined to help him). Special thanks to Whit Watkins for taking us on in clinics! (you’ll hear her voice)

Now the final piece to this: I was all set to ride with Anne Gribbons in a clinic (life goals), when an unexpected accident happened….Indy was trying to tell me he didn’t like his new saddle. I wasn’t listening. He spooked and bucked and I tore my knee. Surgery happened, as well as the decision to move where my husband could get more work.

The lesson: I should really listen to my own guidance! (something you will learn in the online course).

So why is this a Success Story? It helped reinforce that anything is possible (Indy went from being a freaked-out-all-the-time horse, to a more confident horse, developing his athletic dressage self)…And I was reminded to slow down, really take the time to listen to my horse, no matter how quietly the voice in my heart is whispering.

As I write this, I’ve recovered from surgery and I’m diligently doing my physical therapy. I still have a few months before I can ride again (longest time period ever…), but I’m determined to get back to it!

Needless to say, I’ve had a ton of time to contemplate life. I really want to help you and perhaps prevent some unexpected injuries in your life

Enjoy the video and May the horse be with you. Always.

~Beth Lauren Parrish