About Us

Laurie Casillas

was raised on a breeding, training and showing horse farm and brings over 40 years of experience to the program. The school is a small, but highly energized program of “Horse” instruction. Clients can choose from either Western or English disciplines, but are encouraged to explore both with the mindset that they would then be able to ride competently anywhere in the world. Students are taught all basics of horsemanship, care and riding, but also are given valuable insight into the mentality of the horse which in turns helps the rider become safer and stronger. The Highland Horses prides itself on turning out not only excellent riders, but insightful horsepersons. Riding lessons can begin with riders as young as 3 years of age. Our lesson horses are extremely well-trained show horses while our facility is enclosed, lighted and practically all-weather. Come for the thrill of interacting with the fantastic horse, experience the relaxation that no other sport can offer, and, most importantly, come for the fun!!

Contact Info



At the Highland Horses, we are a full-service barn, and we want your horses to feel at home. We have an eight staff, fully-enclosed barn with three attached covered stalls and an indoor arena. We offer on-site lessons by a qualified instructor, and a bathroom onsite for barn guests. Horses will enjoy ample turnout in three outdoor pens, two medium paddocks or two large pastures. Please contact Laurie Casillas for current rates and availability.


We offer both English and Western riding lessons for ages 3 and up. Rain or shine, hot or cold, we can always ride in our indoor lighted arena! We offer wonderful, safe and skilled mounts for you to learn on. Many of our skilled horses have carried both youth and adult riders in the show ring throughout most of their lives. Lessons are $40.00 each, sold in a set of 4 at a time. The rider will learn basic care of the horse, grooming, how to properly tack-up, differences between English and Western riding, proper equitation and posture, and show etiquette.


Laurie spent most of her life on her father's Arabian training, breeding and show barn in Baton Rouge, LA. Laurie has been training in Rockwall, Texas for over 20 years now, where she has developed the ability to demonstrate a profound connection between horse and rider. Laurie loves to share her expertise with others to enable all of her riders to be confident and enjoy riding and showing their horses. Please contact Laurie for current rates and training availability.


Our Show Team


WR Gold Rush

and Ashton Jenkins

Rider: Ashton Jenkins

Horse: WR Gold Rush

Division: Purebred Arabian

Sections: ATR, AATR, Select, Open

Discipline: Sidesaddle, Country English Pleasure


and Gabi Beaird

Rider: Gabi Beaird

Horse: Astatica

Division: Half-Arabian

Sections: ATR, AATR, Select, Open

Discipline: Country English Pleasure

Only Man in Town

and Meaghan Estes

Rider: Meaghan Estes

Horse: Only Man in Town

Division: Half-Arabian

Sections: ATR, AATR, Select, Open

Discipline: Country English Pleasure

Babylons Bacchus

and Theresa Casillas

Rider: Theresa Casillas

Horse: Babylons Bacchus

Division: Purebred Arabian

Sections: JTR, JOTR, Open

Discipline: Country English Pleasure


Sale Horses


AHA # 519605 – 1995 Grey Mare (BRAVADO BEY V* x HERMOSA)

“Maudie” has been used throughout the past few years as a lesson horse for both youth and adult riders. She has been shown Class A in country English pleasure, and can easily cross over as an adorable hunter. She stands about 15 hands tall. Maudie has excellent ground manners and is the textbook definition of an easy keeper! She is very easy-going and willing to do whatever job that is handed to her. Maudie would be suitable for any lesson program.



AHA # 625430, 2006 Black Arabian Mare (JRW BIKR FAHIM (THE ATTICUS*) x BRENNA BINT BAHIM)

This beauty is an absolutely stunning TRULY black Arabian mare who is green broke to be ridden both western and hunter. She stands at about 14.3 hands tall, and has impeccable ground manners. Zum Zum is very easy going and willing to learn whatever she is being taught. While she does need mild conditioning, she knows how to neck rein and would be suitable for a confident beginner rider. She would make an excellent trail horse as well! This mare gets along great in any herd and would be an excellent addition to your breeding program.



AHA # 613329, 2002 Bay Arabian Mare

 “Lilly” is an adorable mare with a ton of potential! She has been shown Class A successfully in hunter pleasure and has been ridden Western at open shows, succeeding in both. She would be great for a confident youth or beginner rider; she was ridden consistently by a confident youth rider (10 years old) for several years.



Whether you would like to purchase lessons, inquire about sale horses, or tour our barn, please contact us through the form below and we will be in touch!