Heidi Grigaitis is a local area riding instructor and trainer with over 40 years of riding, showing, teaching and training experience. Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, and raised in El Paso, Texas, Heidi began riding at the early age of 4 on her family’s Quarter Horses.
As a youth competitor Heidi rode Saddlebreds, Arabians and Half Arabians on local and national levels. She is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, MO achieving her B.A. degrees in Equine Science and Fashion Merchandising while achieving top honors as a National Dean’s List College Graduate. After graduation, Heidi accepted a position training horses for Tom Chauncey Arabians and made a permanent move to Scottsdale.
Over the years her career choices have always included working with horses, children, and fashion including Show Season, Inc., Bisch Equestrian @ Los Cedros, USA, as well as freelance training and teaching at local area horse farms. Her lifelong experience and knowledge combined with an enthusiastic, positive, and competitive teaching style allow her to pass on her passion and love for horses from the beginning rider to the most advanced competitors. She has coached many competitors at local, Regional, Youth National, and National levels.
Heidi has been a Cave Creek resident for over 15 years and lives with her husband Rick, their 3 children, 3 Jack Russell Terriers and is the proud owner, along with her daughter Haley, of 2 beautiful Purebred Arabians. We are very happy to add them to our family!