Upland Farm Dressage

Welcome to
Upland Farm

Our Mission

Community and the Love of Horses

Upland Farm is the manifestation of the dreams and vision shared by Marcia Haas and Lauren Bays. We wish for a community of good people who love their horses and support each other. We aim to create a workspace fit for the avid dressage rider to focus and achieve their individual goals. We curate a culture and horse property that offers diverse riding terrain for cross training as well as unwinding after a training session. We prize our peaceful hill country setting as a sanctuary for our beloved horses and a gathering place for our community members.

Owner I Founder

Marcia McKeehan Haas

Marcia is living her dream as the founder and owner of Upland Farm. Since childhood, Marcia’s love for horses has inspired her to curate a fun, caring equine community. Marcia’s wisdom, joy and kindness help make Upland Farm the Texas Hill Country’s premier Equine and Dressage community.  Marcia and her family have lived in the Austin area since 1998 and in collaboration with her team, established Updand Farm in 2022.

Head trainer

Lauren Baggett

Lauren began riding at the age of 5. She’s had a passion for dressage since her early days in Pony Club. She has earned her Bronze and Silver medals, participated in NAYRC, and has trained for 20 years under the mentorship of PanAm games gold medalist and Olympic alternate, Heather Blitz…

Lauren Baggett


Ashley Bearden

Ashley began riding at age 3. After a successful Eventing career she immersed herself in Dressage. She has achieved her Bronze with distinction , Silver and is working towards her last 2 scores for her Gold. As a USPC B Graduate she implements good horse management into her daily life, passing that knowledge to each of her students.

Ashley Bearden


Heather Blitz

Heather Blitz (born December 25, 1968) is an American dressage rider. Blitz won team gold and individual silver in the 2011 Pan American Games, and was a part of the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Blitz teaches Annie Peavy, who has been named to the U.S. Paralympic Team and will compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games.


Come Visit Upland Farm

Nestled in the peaceful quiet of Dripping Springs, Texas, Upland Farm is where we call home. Come see us and discover the magic for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you.

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