Professional Riding Instruction

Teamwork Equine Services is proud to offer personalized riding instruction and clinics tailored specifically to your needs and goals. Certified Horseman's Association (CHA) Master Instructor Lisa Murphy has over 30 years of experience in the horse industry. With​ Lisa's years of teaching experience and an astute eye for detail she will pinpoint problem areas and offer practical solutions that will move you toward your goals. Whether you are a show rider or a trail rider Lisa can help you become more balanced in saddle, safer on the ground, and help you become more aware of what your horse is communicating to you. Trained lesson horses are available and beginner to advanced students are welcome.(See Price list page for more details on our lesson programs.) 

Lisa and Grey Dawn in New Zealand

Catherine and Rose

​Lisa and Iris

Background:  Lisa was recognized as a gifted rider at an early age. At age 14, she was sent to New Zealand for a year to study with Olympian Mark Todd and competed in the hunter show circuit there. She has trained with Hilda Gurney, George Morris, Bruce Davidson, and the former Oberbereiter of the Spanish Riding School Franz “Roc” Rochawansky. On the horse psychology side, she has worked extensively with Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, Harry Whitney, Pat Parelli, and Buck Brannamen. Lisa has also completed 6 Equine full-body dissections with bio-mechanic/physiology specialist Dr. Deb Bennet. She has ridden and taught western pleasure, halter/ showmanship, trail, driving, pleasure riding, hunt seat, pony club, eventing and hunters “A” circuit. Lisa has run large pack stations and trained search and rescue riders, with an emphasis on safety for both horse and rider. She is especially gifted in teaching, as her ability to “read” a horse extends to an ability to “read” a rider and work with their unique personalities and needs. 

Lisa Preparing students for horsemanship demo

Lisa on Moe Demonstrating Head twirl

First Two-Point

First Water crossing at trot