Ardelle graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate NY in 2009 with a BA in economics and political science focusing on conservation biology. She also competed on the equestrian team and was Reserve National Champion in 2007 and National Champion in 2008 in Huntseat Equitation. Ultimately, Ardelle decided that working with horses was too much fun and became a professional hunter/jumper trainer. After leaving law school, she took an apprenticeship with the Australian Olympic 3DE Team and World Cup Show Jumping Team in 2012. She has experience in training horses of all disciplines including jumping, dressage, eventing, track work, and even hippotherapy. While she isn't at Northwest Equine, she can be found working and volunteering at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Ardelle is interested in pursuing a career in equine physiotherapy and regenerative therapy science. Her other hobbies include hiking, traveling, SCUBA diving, reading, and of course, riding horses.