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Laurie Brecheen Ballard
Born: Phoenix, Arizona 1956

The Elgin School
Tombstone, Arizona Jr. High School
Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, 1974
Mexico Institute of Languages, IMLA
   Leon, Guanjuato, 1974
Eckerd Study Center, London, England 1978
The Claremont Colleges, Pomona, Ca. BA 1978

Other Studies:
UCLA Graduate School of Management,
   Marketing, Media and Computer Classes 1982-1984
City of Los Angeles Entrepreneur Program 1991
American Academy of Equine Art:
• Sam Savitt, Drawing, Lexington Kentucky 1997
• Gwen Reardon, Sculpture, Lexington Kentucky 1998, 1999
Hoffman Quadrinity Process, St. Helena, CA 2001

Founding Partner/ Managing Director, The Ballard Company, 1984-Present,
Laurie directs business development, strategic marketing and project management for corporate clients (

• Qualified and played, U.S. National Intercollegiate Women's Tennis Championships 1978
• Ranked #1 in Women’s Tennis Singles in the State of Arizona, Private Schools Division 1972 and 1973
• Ranked #1 in California in Small Private College Division Women’s Doubles, 1977 and 1978
• Tennis Pro, Beverly Hills Hotel, 1976-78

• Santa Barbara Polo Club Go Honey Championship 1979,
• Will Rogers Memorial Championship, 1982
• Ralph Lauren Polo Cup, 1983
• United States Women’s Invitational Polo Challenge Cup, Dallas, Texas 1988
• USPA Officers Championship, Jackson Wyoming, 1989
• Dog Days of August Polo Champions, Sun Valley, ID 1989
• Participant, First United States Open Women’s Polo Championship 1990

Grass Ridge Farms Horse Trials, Reserve 1969
Santa Barbara National Show, Jumper Champion 1994, 2000
Moorpark BN 3 Day Event, 1st Place, 1994
ETI National Show, Jumper Champion 1997, 1998
Jumper Reserve Champion, Desert Circuit, Indio, Ca. 1997
Winner, Mini Prix, Paddock Riding Club, 1998

• Outward Bound, 1973
• Wolfman Jack Jitterbug Champion, Salt Lake City, 1974
• 3 Lumbar Spine Surgeries, 1990, 1995, 2000
• Santa Monica Mountain Complete Backbone Trail (85 miles from Point Mugu to Pacific Palisades, CA ) on horseback, 1999
• Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day 65 Walk from Santa Barbara to Malibu, 2000

Special Thanks to:
Art Montes De Oca - Photography
Margo Eldridge - Co-writing and Concept
S. Burkett Kaiser - Inspiration
The Ballard Company - Design and Concept