About Waters Edge Stables & Waddy Oursler

About Waters Edge Stables & Waddy Oursler


Waters Edge provides premium care and instruction for both horse and rider at a competitive price.  We offer instruction to riders of  all ages (must be at least 5 years old) and skill levels from beginners to riders competing in “A” rated shows.

With more than 30 years of experience teaching and training in the industry, instructor Waddy Oursler trains one-on-one with beginners, emphasizing the fundamentals of horse care and riding.  For more experienced riders, he concentrates on perfecting riders’ skills and preparing them for competition.  All lessons are scheduled at the client’s convenience and designed for individual riders to gain the most rewarding and fun experience.

About Waddy Oursler

Trainer- William “Waddy” Oursler began cultivating his life-long passion for horses at age 9.  Privileged to learn from high-caliber trainers since he was a junior rider, Mr. Oursler developed his skills while training clients for America’s most prestigious horse shows, including the internationally recognized Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pennsylvania.

While pursuing a degree in psychology at the University of Central Florida, Waddy apprenticed with well-known trainers Brenda Watson and “Spank” Deemer, and worked for famous horse trainer Don Stewart.

In 1980, Mr. Oursler established his first barn, Waters Edge, in Jacksonville, Florida, expanding his training portfolio with great riders and horses. His passion for the sport led him to co-found the Greater Orlando Hunter Jumper Association (GOHJA) in 1998.

In 2004, Mr. Oursler moved Waters Edge to his hometown, Orlando. In 2012- Waddy is pleased to announce Waters Edge’s new state-of-the-art riding facility and permanent home in Apopka, Florida.

Waddy develops riders’ skills through horsemanship in a nurturing, fun environment, preparing them and their horses for competitions in local and “A” rated shows.