Working Student

Ashley Beggins

The Welcoming Committee


Wendy & Reggie


Houston born and raised, but recent Dallas/FW area transplant, Ashley Beggins is a new addition to Rockwall Hills Equestrian Center staff as a part-time working student and beginner lesson instructor.  She fell in love with horses and the sport at a young age and began riding, training, and competing in schooling jumper shows at the age of 9, later teaching lessons for 11 years. Ashley graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. In her free time you can find her exploring museums and art shows, live music, being outdoors/working out, and supporting her 2nd love, the Houston Astros! She is excited to be a part of the team, and explore the world of eventing at RHEC!

Operating a first class facility requires a first class staff.  Our team works tirelessly ensure the very best environment for you and your horse.  Read more about us here, or stop by anytime to learn more!

Our Staff



Assistant Trainer

Grace DeGelder

Four star level Event Rider. USDF Silver & Bronze Medalist.

Competed through Prix St Georges Dressage & Grand Prix Show Jumping.
Ellen Doughty-Hume operates Pegasus Eventing out of Rockwall Hills Equestrian Center in Rockwall, TX. When she is not campaigning Obie at the top levels of the sport, Ellen retrains OTTBs for the sport of eventing. She has a current string of young thoroughbreds making their way up the levels, currently competing from Beginner Novice through 1*. She also coaches students of all ages and riding levels in eventing, as well as straight dressage and jumpers.

The Mice Hunters

Grace was born and raised in Rockford, Michigan. She began riding at the age of five and eventually began competing on the AQHA circuit. She participated in nearly every event but focused on the hunter/jumper classes. She attended Michigan State University, Ellen's alma mater, where she attained an associates in Horse Management. After graduation, Grace has worked at a western pleasure/reining barn, AQHA all around barn, and at a cutting horse ranch. She has learned so many skills in each discipline, which she is very excited to share with her students. When she isn't at the barn, Grace enjoys taking her 2 dogs on adventures or to dog parks  and being involved in Community Life Church in Rockwall




Head Trainer, Owner of Pegasus Eventing & CEO of Rockwall Hills

Ellen Doughty Hume