Nancy Lavoie has been around horses her whole life. In addition to being an accomplished competitor at the Grand Prix level in the United States and Europe and a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, Nancy is an accomplished trainer, clinician and life coach. She is passionate about using her strengths as an experienced horsewoman to help others achieve their horse-related goals and on a path toward a happier and more fulfilling life.
In addition to her coaching practice, Nancy conducts clinics in Virginia, Wisconsin, New York and Massachusetts. She has appeared in and written articles for “The Chronicle of the Horse,” “Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar,” “Practical Horseman,” “The Northeast Equine Journal” and “Dressage Today.” Nancy is committed to dressage in the Northeast and to young people interested in joining the sport. To that end, she volunteered as USDF Region 8 Jr/YR coordinator, Chef d’Equipe for NAJYRC, and the New England Dressage Association Jr./YR Liaison for five years.
I am a Robbins-Madanes trained life coach
I am a particularly interested in helping young people negotiate the pressures of life while striving to be an asset as an athlete, student, friend, family member and positive member of society.
“We live very close together. So our prime purpose in this life is to help others.”The Dalai Lama
"I've worked very hard to learn all I can about how to ride, and how to teach people and train horses to move up through the levels. Over the years, I discovered that I could contribute even more by helping people find the right mindset for learning and competition.
Most recently in my career, I have been studying, attending seminars and developing a super program for helping others succeed. I don't imagine I will ever give up training horses, however, expanding my program to include personal and performance coaching has been a truly gratifying experience for me!"