Courtney Cochran Owner / Head Trainer


founded by Betsy Woods


       Ridgewood Farm




Meet Our Trainers

Emiley Ainza - Riding School Program and Summer Camp Director

Emiley joined us from a huge program in San Diego in 2012.  She is incredilby talented at teaching beginners as well as running an unrivaled Summer Camp Program

Rebecca Hecht-Assistant Trainer/Barn Manager

Showed in both Equitation and hunters winning numerous national year-end awards with Suzix Steadman and Shauna Pennell. She joined the Ridgewood team in 2013 and has become a wonderful addition with training and riding skills that are untouchable.

Louise Caccese- Dressage Trainer

In addition to her dressage clinics taught weekly at Ridgewood, Louise has her own booming dressage training business and her USDF “L” judge certificate. She also consistently works as a substitute trainer for the Pony Club. She was quite successful in the show ring competeling up to the Prix St. George level on her grand prix horse Juteux.

Courtney Cochran - Owner/Head Trainer

Taught by Betsy Woods (founder of Ridgewood Farm) from the age of 8,  having much success as a junior rider went on to gain a degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  After graduation Courtney formed a construction company and landscape design company which allowed her to ride at a high level with top trainer John Bragg.  Winning numerous national, reginal and zone year-end awards as well as top honors in all medal finals for three years in a row, including winning CPHA Foundation FInals (and year-end high point), LAHJA Sr. FInals and USEF Adult Equitation Reginals  two years in a row.   Courtney also Managed RIdgewood Farm from 2006-2009 before becoming Betsy's assistant leading into eventual ownership.