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Equine Services Provided by
Rising E Performance Horses and Elise Ulmer

Elise is the daughter of the internationally known horse trainer, Don Ulmer.  Elise began showing when she was two years old and she has trained and shown in a variety of events - reining, working cowhorse, cutting, hunter, english and western pleasure. She has assisted her father in training horses from the age of 16.  They trained in South Dakota at Ranch of Cherry Creek and Elise brought numerous titles to the ranch.


Following her father's lead, Elise is an international clinician. She has trained horses for 20 years and boasts many accomplishments plus is an NRCHA Judge.  Specializing in general horsemanship and western disciplines, Elise loves to help people and horses become a better working team. Lessons and clinics are available. 


Elise is a money/point earner in the NRCHA, NRHA, APHA, AQHA, and the NCHA. APHA Top 5 World in Ranch Riding, Reining, Working Cowhorse, Ranch Rail Pleasure finalist, and AQHA finalist.  She won Level One and was 3rd in the Open at the 2013 NCRCHA Futurity riding Stylish Blue Rey.  She has qualified several horses for the NRCHA World championships over the years. 


Elise has 14 Arabian National and Reserve National Championships and many Top Tens in Reining, Working Cow, Reined Cow, and Cutting.      


Elise moved to DeKalb, Texas in 2014 and is the owner/operator of Rancho Del Sol and Rising E Performance Horses, a full-service facility that offers training, boarding, layovers, and retirement for your horse.  The facility has over 60 stalls, 32 pipe pens, 11 turnouts, 6 pastures, and a 40-acre pasture. A large indoor arena, 60-foot round pen, 150-foot round pen is available to boarders along with a private tack room.

Top Level Horse Training

With years of experience under her belt, Elise is the right horseman for all of your training needs! From bringing up futurity horses to keeping a seasoned show horse tuned up, she offers it all!


First Class Horse Boarding 

Looking for somewhere to keep your equine partner that makes their comfort and care the number one priority? You've come to the right place!

Rancho Del Sol and Rising E Performance Horses believe in nothing but the best for your horse.

All Age Riding Lessons

Whether you're 8 or 80, novice or experienced, we have a lesson program for you! As horsemen, we are never done learning. Why not learn from the best?$40/hour - bring your own horse

$60/hour - horses provided

$60/hour - cattle practice on your horse

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Show Support

Going to a show can be intimidating and unproductive without someone to have your back and lend you a second pair of eyes! Elise travels to shows all over the country and is here to help you have a successful show.

Horse Retirement

Rancho Del Sol has transitioned many horses to retirement, we carefully monitor our pastures to allow for excellent grazing, we also offer both stall and pasture board. We send regular picture and video updates to the owners so they can see their horse routinely and have regular glimpses into their daily lives.

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