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StoneRidge Stables Welcomes Laura Fulton

Tony Ray, owner/trainer of StoneRidge Stables, announced the recent appointment of Laura Fulton. Having started in the business as an academy rider at Knollwood Farm and working her way up,
Fulton joins Ray as co-trainer at the McHenry, Ill., facility.

“I’m happy to have Laura here,” said Ray. “We’ve known each other forever. She’s dedicated and hard working and brings lots of enthusiasm.”

Fulton has been with Scott and Carol Matton’s Knollwood Farm for 14 years. She began as an academy rider and then showed several years as one of the top pleasure equitation riders in the Midwest. In 2000, she won the UPHA Adult Equitation National Finals at Louisville.

Some of the horses Fulton showed were Worthy I Am, Big Victory and CH Creditworthy. After high school she began working as an assistant at Knollwood. She has worked with such horses as Callaway’s Don’t Panic, Chemere, Hula Hooper, CH Trapp Mountain and Whatever Works.
Ray and Fulton have 12 head they are currently working and they range from royally bred prospects to finished junior exhibitor and amateur horses.

The same year Fulton won her Louisville title, Ray won his first Louisville blue with the thrilling three-year-old harness mare Steel In Love who was owned by Gil Romito at the time. The son of Bellview Acres’s longtime noted trainer Junior Ray, Tony has worked several nice horses at different training positions, including Royal Scot Stables.

In addition to Steel In Love, he has worked such champions as Star Track, Bold Lad, What A Memory, Platinum Asset, Iron Will, Jama Rose, New York Trend, Santana’s Last Dance, Santana’s Rare Essence and Endolane Music Maker.

This year Ray and Fulton will represent the StoneRidge Stables customers at such shows as Des Moines, WREA Spring Show, Madison Classic, Illinois State Fair, Louisville, the All-American Horse Classic and the Wisconsin Futurity.


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