Woods Baughman, a 4* rider and assistant trainer at Last Frontier Farm, has become an integral part of the LFF team. From Lexington, KY, he started riding at age 6 with Maggie Wright at her Champagne Run Farm. At 10 years old, he convinced his parents to purchase a quarter pony named Smoothie with whom he competed at his first events and achieved his C3 rating with the Keeneland Pony Club. In 2014, he qualified for the NAJYRC 1* and finished 12th individually with his horse Truckee Bash as well as Area VIII Team Bronze.
In 2015, Woods met Sharon White and joined Team Orange. That year he qualified for the NAJYRC 2* and finished 6th individually on Montesquieu, and in 2016 he placed second in the CIC 2* with Maverick McNamara. Sharon orchestrated the opportunity of a lifetime for Woods in 2018 by sending him to Germany for a year with Dirk Schrade. There he continued to excel at the upper levels. He came home with his current competition horse, Ces’t la Vie 135 with whom he finished 6th at the CCI3-S at Bromont in 2019, won the Fair Hill International CCI3*-L, and most recently won the USEF CCI4*-L National Championship at Tryon in 2021. Woods and “Contendro” are bound for the 5* level in 2022 and he also has a couple exciting younger horses coming up the levels.