Nola Giddings has a lifetime of experience working with horses. Growing up in Arizona, she began riding at age 2 and spent every second possible learning from her grandfather, who maintained a ranch of 150 horses of all breeds. Later in life, she found herself in Plumas County owning her own riding stable and organizing guided trail rides throughout the Sierras, with her husband, Lou.
Now, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, she carries on her grandfather's legacy and works with horses of all breeds. She has years of experience working with Peruvian Horses as well as other gaited & non-gaited breeds. While she is well known in the Peruvian Horse Show circuit for her work with junior riders, she teaches students of all ages from 2 to 75 years. She has trained many juniors and ridden many horses to Championship and High Point titles. Nola is also a carded judge through the Independent Judges Association, a subset of Friends of Sound Horses.